Time Ahead

Time Ahead – Guitar improvisations with Mehmet Ergin & Tilman Hübner

With their live improvisations, guitarists Mehmet Ergin and Tilman Hübner ignite a firework of ideas. With meditative sounds and eruptive sound cascades they enchant and inspire their audience. Their music lives from the musical and personal communication, each tone is created in the moment of making music together.

Tension and charm of their guitar music emerge from the completely different musical personalities: Mehmet has his musical roots in jazz and world music, Tilman comes from the classical field and minimal music.

Tilman Hübner studied guitar in Hamburg and Paris with Klaus Hempel and Roberto Aussel, was a DAAD scholarship holder and had the opportunity to appear on radio and television with NDR and ZDF. He works in Hamburg at the Staatliche Jugendmusikschule in a leading position and as a guitar teacher as well as a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. Concert tours take the guitarist all over Europe. In addition to various publications of his own compositions, the CDs “Espérance d’Été” and “new music for 2 guitars” have been released.

Mehmet Ergin / Johannes Huth - Duo

Double bassist Johannes Huth leads the Jourist Quartet, tours with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.

As an arranger, composer and producer, he has worked with prominent artists such as Dominique Horwitz. As a sideman, he has appeared on international stages with Charles Davis, Don Benett, Anthony Braxton, Theo Travis and Charles Owens.

Johannes studied jazz with a major in classical music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. He is a sought-after theater musician, scores radio plays, writes film music and runs his own record label with various productions.

Mehmet Ergin / Martin Gjakonovski - Duo

Martin Gjakonovski is considered one of the most distinguished jazz bassists in Europe. He studied double bass at the Cologne University of Music and worked in various jazz formations as well as the Frankfurt Jazz Big Band.

With musicians such as Roman Schwaller, Andy Middleton, Tony Lakatos and Charlie Mariano, he has performed at important European festivals, including Zagreb, Brussels, Bilbao, Krakow and Leverkusen.

So far he has recorded more than eighty jazz and world music CDs, among others with Dusko Goykovich, Paul Kuhn, Nicolas Simion, Antonio Faraò/ Bob Berg, Michael Sagmeister, Anke Helfrich, Torsten Goods, Ferenc Snétberger, Dejan Terzic European Assembly, Claudius Valk Trio, Ratko Zjaca, Simone Zanchini and Adam Nussbaum.

Mehmet Ergin / Zoltan Lantos - Duo

Zoltan Lantos began playing the violin at the age of seven and studied at the Budapest Conservatory and Academy of Music. From 1985 to 1994 he studied Indian classical music in New Delhi. After returning to Budapest, he had an Indian violin made with sixteen resonant strings, which he plays alongside the classical violin.

He works in numerous jazz and world music projects, such as with Márta Sebestyén, Mihály Dresch, László Dés, Charlie Mariano, Dhafer Youssef, Ramesh Shotham, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Markus Stockhausen, Achim Tang, Patrice Héral and Nicolas Simion. His Mirrorworld project has also involved Bulgarian pianist Anthony Donchev, Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson and Vietnamese dancer Isabelle Lee.

Zoltan has played concerts with Loreena McKennitt, Al DiMeola, Larry Corryell, Didier Lockwood, Paolo Fresu, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Steve Coleman, George Brooks, Trilok Gurtu, Nils Petter Molvaer and Eivind Aarset.