A wonderfully versatile musician, Carolin Widmann’s activities span the great classical concerti, new commissions specially written for her, solo recitals, a wide variety of chamber music and, increasingly, period instrument performances, including play/direction from the violin.
Widmann was awarded the Bayerischer Staatspreis for music in 2017, honouring her individuality and exceptional musicianship. Widmann was also the recipient of an International Classical Music Award (Concerto category) for her critically acclaimed recording of both Mendelssohn’s and Schumann’s Violin Concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, released in August 2016 by ECM and which Widmann herself conducted from the violin.
Highlights of Widmann’s 2019/20 season include return invitations to Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philharmoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra London and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester with Alan Gilbert at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Beethovenfest Bonn. Widmann will also return to the São Paulo Symphony for a play/direct project, as well as to the Alte Oper Frankfurt for her debut with Accademia Bizantia on baroque violin. Other debuts this season include the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, as well as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for her New York concerto debut.
Named ‘Musician of the Year’ at the International Classical Music Awards 2013, Ms Widmann has played with Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre National de France, Tonhalle Zurich, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Bayerische Rundfunk, with distinguished conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Jurowski, Marek Janowski, and Pablo Heras-Casado. She also appears at such widely known festivals as Berliner Festspiele, Salzburg, Lucerne, Festival d’ Automne and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Since 2006, she has been professor of violin at Leipzig’s University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy”.
Video & Audio
- More info 19:30 12 Jul 2020 Wigmore Hall, LONDON
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Duo for violin and viola in G K423
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Duet for viola and cello in E flat WoO. 32 ‘mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern’
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor Op. 60
This concert is for Parkinson’s UK.
Concert in Memory of David Kaye.
Viola: Amihai Grosz
Cello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Piano: Isata Kanneh-Mason