Carolin Widmann, violin
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.
Following the release of Widmann’s critically acclaimed Mendelssohn/Schumann Concerto’s disc, the 2016/17 season saw her give debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonia do Estado de São Paulo, Hallé Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, as well as Nuremberg Philharmonic. Widmann also premièred Michael Zev Gordon’s new violin concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo.
Highlights for Widmann’s 2017/18 season included performances with the BBC Symphony, Stockholm Philharmonic, Bayerische Rundfunk, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Residentie Orkest, and RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. A prolific chamber musician, she will give recitals at the Ultraschall Berlin, Bozar Brussels, in Salzburg and Fribourg. She will also give chamber music projects in Vienna, Schweinfurt and Neumarkt as well as return to the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
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”.