The Mutter Virtuosi Tour 2015

European Festivals – Video Blog The Mutter Virtuosi Tour 2015

  • World premiere: Previn, Nonet for Two String Quartets and Double Bass

  • Benefit concert in aid of the restoration of the Palace of Versailles

During the late summer of 2015 Anne-Sophie Mutter embarks upon a concert tour with current and former scholarship holders and selected young musicians for the fourth time: The Mutter Virtuosi perform on ten evenings in eight European countries. The world premiere of Sir André Previn’s Nonet for Two String Quartets and Double Bass – commissioned by the violinist for the Mutter Virtuosi and dedicated to her – marks the beginning of the tour of European Festivals on August 26, 2015 in Edinburgh. The repertoire of the concert tour also features Johann Sebastian Bach’s Double Concerto for Two Violins, Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Duo concertante per violino e contrabbasso,” another work commissioned by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

This year the exclusive ensemble of soloists under Mutter’s musical leadership includes 14 string players, complemented by the Norwegian harpsichordist Knut Johannessen. In 2011 Anne-Sophie Mutter went on her first tour with her Virtuosi, followed by appearances in Asia in 2013 and in North America in 2014. Benefit concerts already formed a regular part of the ensemble programme during past tours: on September 7, 2015 the Mutter Virtuosi perform in aid of the restoration of the Palace of Versailles.

The Virtuosi Tour 2015 - Video Blog August 26

August 24 Rehearsal in Ismaning

Geared up for the world premiere and first concert of the tour in Edinburgh...

August 26 Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Festival

Anne-Sophie Mutter backstage after a passionate tour start...

August 28 Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

Nancy Zhou and Mikhail Ovrutsky talk about the Previn Nonet and getting ready for the second concert...

August 30 Grafenegg, Grafenegg Festival

Hwayoon Lee and Pablo Ferrández enjoy the Austrian late summer...

August 31 Berlin, studio ZDF Morgenmagazin

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Agata Szymczewska and Albrecht Menzel before the Virtuosi live performance at the German TV morning show...

September 4 Kopenhagen, Danish Radio Koncerthuset

Noa Wildschut and Maximilian Hornung are looking forward to the fourth concert of the tour...

September 5 Redefin, Landesgestüt, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Ye-Eun Choi and Vladimir Babeshko arrive after an early flight...

September 7 Versailles, Palace of Versailles

Anne-Sophie Mutter talking about the Virtuosi benefit concert in favor of the restorations of the Palace of Versailles...

September 9 Bucharest, The Romanian Athenaeum, George Enescu Festival

Fanny Clamagirand and Wei Lu after a great concert at the George Enescu Festival...

September 10 Luxembourg, Philharmonie Luxembourg

Nancy Zhou and Roman Patkoló backstage shortly before the eighth concert of the tour...

September 11 Wiesbaden, Kurhaus, Rheingau Musik Festival

During the concert break Ye-Eun Choi and Knut Johannessen provide insights into the challenges of the tour...

September 15 Madrid, Auditorio Nacional

Anne-Sophie Mutter and her Virtuosi party after the last concert and sum up the tour 2015...

Mutter’s Virtuosi – Ensemble 2015

Violin

  • Ye-Eun Choi
    Ye-Eun Choi
    Violin
    Since 2005
  • Fanny Clamagirand
    Fanny Clamagirand
    Violin
  • Wei Lu
    Wei Lu
    Violin
    1997 - 2003
  • Albrecht Menzel
    Albrecht Menzel
    Violin
  • Mikhail Ovrutsky
    Mikhail Ovrutsky
    Violin
    2004 - 2009
  • Noa Wildschut
    Noa Wildschut
    Violin
    Since 2015
  • Nancy Zhou
    Nancy Zhou
    Violin & Viola
    Since 2008

Viola

  • Vladimir Babeshko
    Vladimir Babeshko
    Viola
    Since 2008
  • Hwayoon Lee
    Hwayoon Lee
    Viola
    Since 2011

Violoncello

  • Pablo Ferrández
    Pablo Ferrández
    Violoncello
  • Maximilian Hornung
    Maximilian Hornung
    Violoncello
    Since 2008
  • Kian Soltani
    Kian Soltani
    Violoncello
    Since 2014

Double Bass

  • Roman Patkoló
    Roman Patkoló
    Double Bass
    1999 - 2011

Harpsichord

  • Knut Johannessen
    Knut Johannessen
    Harpsichord

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