Carolin Widmann kicks off her 2018/19 season on the 31 August 2018 by performing the world premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Violin Concerto No 2 with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at Suntory Hall.
A leading advocate for new music, this premiere continues a very special relationship between Carolin and her brother with whom he also wrote his Etudes for Violin. In a recent interview for Strad Magazine, Carolin commented, “We always played music together as children, but the idea of him writing a concerto for me came about only recently. We had a glass of wine after one of our chamber music concerts, and I said ‘It’s funny, if you weren’t my brother I would want to commission you for a violin concerto’. And he said, ‘If you weren’t my sister I would write one for you.’ The rest is history.”
After the premiere in Tokyo, Carolin will perform the European premiere with Daniel Harding and Orchestre de Paris on the 26, 27 & 28 September at the Philharmonie de Paris and LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. Later in the season there will be performances with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, again with Daniel, and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Alte Oper.
Carolin’s 2018/19 season will include a strong presence in Berlin, which will commence with her much anticipated debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing the Bernd Alois Zimmerman Violin Concerto, with conductor François-Xavier Roth, at the Berlin Philharmonie on the 13, 14 & 15 September 2018. She returns to Berlin on the 8 November 2018 to perform the Schumann Concerto with Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin and then on the 12 March 2019 she returns to the Boulez Saal to give a recital with pianist, Alexander Lonquich.
For more information regarding Carolin’s Suntory Hall performance, please visit here.