2014

In 2014 her program focuses on: the violin concertos by Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch (No. 1), Antonin Dvorak and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. On a recital tour she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her collaboration with the pianist Lambert Orkis. And with "The Mutter Virtuosi" the ensemble of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, she embarkes on the third international tour, this time with concerts in North America. As Carnegie Hall’s 2014-2015 Perspectives artist, she curates a six-concert, season-long series exemplifying her commitment to the future of classical music and highlighting her long-standing relationships with some of today’s greatest conductors, soloists and orchestras.

In Sydney Anne-Sophie Mutter starts the year 2014 with the Mozart violin concertos No. 2 (K. 211), No. 3 (K. 216) and No. 5 (K. 219). She is accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; the violinist is also responsible for the musical direction. At the Wolfegger Festival in June, Mozart is again on the program: then with the violin concerto No. 5 as well as the Sinfonia Concertante (K. 364). The solo part for viola is played by the 17-year-old Korean, Hwayoon Lee, a scholarship student of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

Anne-Sophie Mutter performs the Dvorak violin concerto in London, Washington, Boston and Tanglewood. Her musical partners in this highly romantic, rapturous and emotional work: the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Francis, the National Symphony Orchestra and Cristian Macelaru (Washington), the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Manfred Honeck in Boston and conducted in Tanglewood by Andris Nelsons. Alongside the Dvorak violin concerto, in Boston Anne-Sophie Mutter also performs "Time Machines" by Sebastian Currier, a composition commissioned for the violinist, which she premiered in 2011.

Anne-Sophie Mutter guests with the Brahms violin concerto in Paris, Vienna, Luxemburg and several German cities. Wielding the baton on the tour: Andris Nelsons, who conducts the City of Birmingham Orchestra. In Baden-Baden joins the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Simon Rattle in interpreting this outstanding work of the violin repertoire which the artist has recorded with Herbert von Karajan and with Kurt Masur.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis celebrate the 25th anniversary of their musical partnership with recital concerts in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. At these concerts in May, August and September, Previn's violin sonata No. 2 and Penderecki's "La Follia" for solo violin – both especially composed for Anne-Sophie Mutter – are performed for the first time in Europe. In addition to this, Mutter and Orkis play the Mozart sonata K. 304 as well as Beethoven's Kreutzer sonata.

After that, Anne-Sophie Mutter turns her attention to the first violin concerto by Max Bruch: with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck she opens the concert season 2014/2015 there. She also performs the work at five concerts in Madrid and Barcelona with the National Orchestra of Spain and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Ms. Mutter begins her Carnegie Hall residency in October in an opening night gala marking her first United States appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra led by Music Director Sir Simon Rattle. She performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

In November the violinist embarks on the third international tour with "The Mutter Virtuosi": This ensemble is made up of 14 current and former scholarship students of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. The 2014 tour takes the ensemble through North America – on the program: Sebastian Currier's "Ringtone Variations" for violin and double bass, a work commissioned by her foundation, André Previn's "Violin Concerto No. 2 for Violin and String Orchestra with two Cembalo Interludes", as well as Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043. The Previn violin concerto No. 2 is performed for the first time in the USA on this tour. In 2011 the ensemble gave concerts in Europe; 2013 in China, South Korea and Taiwan.

At the end of the year Anne-Sophie Mutter performs again with Lambert Orkis. This time in New York: in Carnegie Hall they play works by Fritz Kreisler, Anton Webern, Edvard Grieg, André Previn and César Franck.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis, who celebrated the 25th anniversary of their partnership and the violinist’s Carnegie Hall recital debut in December 2013, commemorate this milestone with the release of the two-disc album, The Silver Album, on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

Publications in year 2014

  • The Silver Album
    The Silver Album
    Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Fauré, Kreisler, Massenet, Mozart, Penderecki, Previn, Ravel

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis

2013

On the occasion of Witold Lutoslawski's 100th birthday, Anne-Sophie Mutter honours the Polish composer and conductor with worldwide performances of his works for the violin: right at the beginning of the year she plays the "Partita" which is dedicated to her as well as "Chain II" at the Grand Birthday Concert in Warsaw. The conductor: Antoni Witt who directs the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

With the Violin Concerto in A minor, opus 53 and the Romance for Violin in F minor, opus 11 by Antonín Dvorák, Anne-Sophie Mutter introduces her second programme focus for the year in February: she performs these works at three concerts in Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic, directed by Manfred Honeck. In Cologne – also in February – she performs the Violin Concerto with the Sinfonia Varsovia and Michael Francis. In late summer, the true classic of the violin repertoire is once more incorporated into her concert calender: with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Germany and Switzerland; and in the USA with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Ignat Solzhenitsyn. In December, Manfred Honeck then conducts the New York Philharmonic when Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Dvorak's Violin Concerto in the US metropolis.

Anne-Sophie Mutter also performs Ludwig van Beethoven's and Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky's violin concertos in with various line-ups in 2013, both in Europe and the USA. Her musical accompaniment for the Tschaikowsky: the Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Michael Francis as well as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, both conducted by Yannick Nézt-Ségiun. For the Beethoven Violin Concerto, she performs with the Dresden Philharmonic and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

Anne-Sophie Mutter introduces new repertoire to her listeners again in 2013: the world premiere of Sebastian Currier's "Ringtone Variations" for violin and double bass, a work commissioned by her foundation, provides the prelude for a following Asian Tour with "Mutter’s Virtuosi" on June 6th in Taipei. This ensemble under the musical management of the violinist consists of 14 current and former scholarship students of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Following the European Tour 2011, this is the chamber orchestra's second international concert tour.

During the course of her tours 2013 through the USA (in March) and Japan (in June), the violinist performs works by Lutowslawski, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Schubert with her recital partner of many years' standing, Lambert Orkis. The two again give guest performances in European concert halls in October with music by Currier, Franck, Grieg, Lutoslawski, Webern and Schönberg. The year-end is being crowned with a recital by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis in the Carnegie Hall on the 25th anniversary of her debut in this concert hall. This evening includes the world premiere performances of Previn’s Second Violin Sonata and Penderecki’s “La Follia“ for solo violin – both works commissioned by the violinist.

On October 28, Anne-Sophie Mutter releases Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, conducted by Manfred Honeck. The violinist's debut recording of Dvořák’s Concerto marks her first album with the Berlin Philharmonic in 30 years.

In October 2013, Anne-Sophie Mutter has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Foreign Honorary Member. In January, she was distinguished with the medal of the Lutoslawski Society (Warsaw).

Publications in year 2013

  • Dvorak
    Dvorak
    Dvořák

    Manfred Honeck, Berliner Philharmoniker, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ayami Ikeba

2012

The year 2012 with concerts in Asia, Europe and North America – and for the first time in Australia too – also stands for the violinist's musical versatility and her unparalleled distinction in the world of classical music.

At the beginning of the year, Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Bruch's Violin Concerto as well as Currier's "Time Machines" in Germany and Switzerland, accompanied by the SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart. The conductor: Michael Francis. "Time Machines", which had its world premiere in July 2011 by the artist herself, can be listened to there for the first time live in Europe.

During the course of her European Tour this year, the violinist performs works by Lutowslawski, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Schubert with her recital partner of many years' standing, Lambert Orkis.

As a trio with Lambert Orkis and Daniel Müller-Schott, she plays compositions by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky; in a further trio ensemble with André Previn as the pianist and Müller-Schott playing the cello, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Previn are performed.

In March, Anne-Sophie Mutter plays in Australia for the first time: at two concerts in Sydney, she will play Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.

A further focus of her programme is her European Tour with the Vienna-Berlin Chamber Orchestra: the programme includes Mozart's Violin Concertos nos. 3 and 5, where the violinist also assumes the musical direction as well as "Lichtes Spiel" composed by Wolfgang Rihm and conducted by Michael Francis. Anne-Sophie Mutter performs "Lichtes Spiel" for the first time in several European countries within the course of this tour.

The violinist opens the 2012/2013 concert season - both in Chicago and Washington - with a gala concert and the local symphony orchestras, conducted by Riccardo Muti and Christoph Eschenbach respectively.

Anne-Sophie Mutter also brings new repertoire to the concert halls in 2012: The world premiere of Previn's "Violin Concerto no. 2 for Violin and String Orchestra with two Harpsichord Interludes" takes place in Trondheim in September – together with the Trondheim soloists. The new work – together with Vivaldi's Four Seasons – is introduced to the European concert-goers in this formation during the course of the ensuing tour.

The following Asian Tour brings Anne-Sophie Mutter to China and Taiwan in November, where she also performs Currier's "Time Machines" as well as Rihm's "Lichtes Spiel" for the first time in addition to Beethoven's and Mendelssohn's violin concertos.

In 2012, Anne-Sophie Mutter is bestowed the Atlantic Council's Distinguished Aristic Leadership Award.

Trondheim, September 23rd 2012: Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Trondheim Soloists play the world premiere of André Previn's newly written violin concerto no. 2 in Olavshallen. Photo: Ole Morten Melgård

After the world premiere of Previn's violin concerto no. 2, NTNU Rector Torbjørn Digernes gave violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter the ring and diploma that are the formal proof of her honorary doctorate from NTNU. (In 2010 the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim awarded her an honorary doctorate.) Photo: Ole Morten Melgård

2011

2011 marks the 35th anniversary of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Lucerne Festival debut at the age of 13, and this season’s schedule solidifies the violinist’s musical versatility and unparalleled distinction in the classical music world.

Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform the Dvorak Violin Concerto in Germany and Austria together with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle and in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfonica Degalicia under the direction of Victor Pablo Perez.

Another essential programmatic focus in the year of her 35th stage anniversary is her tour with „Mutter‘s Virtuosi“: This new ensemble under the musical direction of the violinist herself consists of 14 current and former scholarship holders of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. The tour in 2011 comprises eleven European cities and includes Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings Op. 20, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and works for violin and double bass by Penderecki and Previn commissioned by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

During the 2010/2011 New York concert season Anne-Sophie Mutter will enjoy the status of “Artist in Residence” and treat her audiences to three different concert programs including three world premieres: After the premiere performance of Wolfgang Rihm’s "Lichtes Spiel" in November 2010, listeners in New York will be able to enjoy Gubaidulina’s "In tempus praesens" for the first time in April 2011, followed by a Beethoven Romance in conjunction with the world premiere of Sebastian Currier’s "Time Machines" in June 2011. The third world premiere will take place at the chamber music evening as part of her New York „Artist in Residence“ tenure: Together with double bass player Roman Patkoló, Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform Wolfgang Rhim’s "Dyade" for the first time, followed by the U.S. premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s "Scherzo for Violin and Double Bass", both works commissioned by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

In 2011 Anne-Sophie Mutter will also perform together with her longtime recital partner Lambert Orkis at concerts in Germany, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the U.S. presenting works of Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Sarasate.

In July Anne-Sophie Mutter will embark on a European tour with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Manfred Honeck with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and with „Lichtes Spiel“ by Wolfgang Rihm, which will be performed for the first time in Germany, the UK, Lithuania, Austria and Switzerland at these concerts.

In Boston and Pittsburgh the violinist will open the concert season 2011/2012 with a gala concert, performing with the respective Symphony Orchestra under the direction of James Levine and Manfred Honeck.

In addition to the big thematic focuses, the program for 2011 also includes, among others, Brahms’ Double Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto as well as "In tempus praesens" by Sofia Gubaidulina. Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform these together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Her partners at the conductor’s stand will be: Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev and James Levine.

For the violinist’s 35th stage anniversary the Deutsche Grammophon label will release a comprehensive box set with all of her recordings published through Deutsche Grammophon, extensive documentations and so far unpublished rarities. In concurrence with the "ASM35" box set, the live recording of the New York premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s "Lichtes Spiel" and Sebastian Currier’s "Time Machines" will be released.

She was awarded the Brahms prize, the Erich-Fromm prize and the Gustav-Adolf prize for her social involvement in 2011.

Publications in year 2011

  • ASM35 The Complete Musician
    ASM35 The Complete Musician
    Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Lutosławski, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Moret, Berg, Rihm, Sarasate, Wieniawski, Tartini, Massenet, Ravel

  • Lichtes Spiel - Time Machines
    Lichtes Spiel - Time Machines
    Rihm, Currier, Penderecki

    New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Michael, Alan Gilbert, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Roman Patkaló
  • Best of Anne-Sophie Mutter
    Best of Anne-Sophie Mutter
    Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Previn, Vivaldi, Bruch, Brahms, Debussy, Gershwin, Kreisler, Massenet, Sarasate, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky

    Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Kurt Masur, André Previn, Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • ASM35 The Complete Musician - Highlights
    ASM35 The Complete Musician - Highlights
    Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein, Brahms, Debussy, Gershwin, Lutosławski, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofjew, Sarasate, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, António Meneses, Phillip Moll, Bruno Giuranna, Lambert Orkis, André Previn

2010

In 2010 Anne-Sophie Mutter will be performing concerts in Asia, Europe and North America with focus on a variety of works such as Gubaidulina’s “In tempus praesens”, which she will perform for the first time in Japan, Canada and Russia. On a tour through the USA and Europe the violinist will perform Brahms Violin Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Manfred Honeck and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Ludovic Merlot. Anne-Sophie Mutter and will appear on stage together with Lambert Orkis in Japan and Taiwan for performances of the violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms. The two artists will also play works of Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn and Sarasate on their Recital Tour through Europe.

On another USA tour Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform Beethoven’s String Trios in a chamber music exclusive together with Yury Bashmet and Lynn Harrell.

Anne-Sophie Mutter will be the “Artist in Residence” at the 2010 Rheingau Music Festival where she will perform two concertos with the hr-Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Paavo Järvi. Also on the program are the Violin Concertos of Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

Anne-Sophie Mutter will also enjoy the status of “Artist in Residence” during the 2010/2011 New York concert season. Here she will treat her audiences to three different concert programs including two world premieres: In November she will combine Mozart’s Violin Concertos KV 207, 216 and 219 with a premiere performance of Wolfgang Rihm’s “Lichtes Spiel” – accompanied by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Michael Francis. In April 2011 listeners in New York will be able to enjoy Gubaidulina’s “In tempus praesens” for the first time, followed by a Beethoven Romance in conjunction with the world premiere of Sebastian Currier’s “Time Machines” in June 2011.

In addition to the major focal points of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s 2010 program, her performances will include the Violin Concertos of Beethoven, Dvorak and Mendelssohn, “Sur le même accord” from Henri Dutilleux and “Gesungene Zeit” by Wolfgang Rihm accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kirov Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg, Orquesta de Cámara Andrés Segovia, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. Her partners at the conductor’s podium: Pablo Gonzáles, Valéry Gergiev, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti and Kent Nagano.

 Anne-Sophie Mutter’s recording of Brahms’ Violin Sonatas performed together with Lambert Orkis will be released in March 2010 on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

In 2010 the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim awarded her an honorary doctorate.

Publications in year 2010

  • Brahms: 3 Violinsonaten
    Brahms: 3 Violinsonaten
    Brahms

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis
  • Brahms: 3 Violinsonaten
    Brahms: 3 Violinsonaten
    Brahms

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis

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