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. The 2019-20 season saw her debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Esa Pekka Salone, Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Maxim Emelyanychev and her New York debut play/directing the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Highlights of Widmann’s 2020/21 season include engagements with Houston Symphony, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Taiwan Philharmonic and her debut in Moscow with the Russian National Orchestra. She will also return to the WDR Orchester Cologne, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein and she will premiere a new concerto by Veli-Matti Puumala with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu.
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 20:00 06 Nov 2020 Opéra Berlioz / Le Corum, MONTPELLIER
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Les offrandes oubliées
ALBAN BERG: Concerto à la mémoire d’un ange
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphonie n°3 Héroïque
Conductor: Michael Schønwandt
Ensemble: Orchestre National de Montpellier