This last week of November 2012, Rainer Huss from the Viennese Radio Symphony Orchestra visited Waldkraiburg to receive his new “Firebird“ 281 F tuba from the hand of Miraphone’s Chief of Design, Christian Niedermaier.
Rainer Huss appears regularly with the solo wind players of the Radio Symphony. Before his engagement in Austria, Huss studied in Stuttgart and Munich having also four years under Ernst Mosch with the original Egerländer Musikanten ensemble.
A German, an Austrian, a tuba and a violin
While at the Radio Symphony in Vienna, Rainer Huss met his future wife, Gabriele, who came from the well-known Kubizek family of musicians. Their wish to perform together became reality despite the skepticism that undoubtedly would come from the idea of a tuba/violin duo. The combo was very out-of-the-ordinary indeed with no literature support until composer Augustin Kubizek agreed to write for the couple. Since this first piece, Rainer and his Gabriele have been able to expound their repertoire to include many known pieces as well as originals.
During a visit to Miraphone in October 2012, Rainer Huss was able to test a brand new instrument in the raw state at the factory. Mr. Huss has selected a Miraphone silver plate „Firebird“ 281 F tuba with gold-plated accents as his instrument of choice for his future peformances in the Radio Symphony as well as in duet with Gabriele’s violin!