Antje Weithaas

violin

contact

Maike Charlotte Fuchs

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+49 30 214 594-220

Heike Wilms

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+49 30 214 594-236

General Management

CR Marco Borggreve

Dates

14.12. 18:00
National Forum of Music Wroclaw

Igor Strawinsky,  Apollon Musagète
Joseph Haydn,  Violin Concerto No. 3 in A major Hob.VIIa:3
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Quartet in E flat minor No. 3 Op. 30 (version for strings)

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra

19.12. 19:30
Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest

Peter Tschaikowsky,  Excerpts from 'Swan Lake'
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Excerpts from 'The Nutcracker'

Antje Weithaas, violin
Concerto Budapest
András Keller, conductor

20.12. 19:30
Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest

Peter Tschaikowsky,  Excerpts from 'Swan Lake'
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Excerpts from 'The Nutcracker'

Antje Weithaas, violin
Concerto Budapest
András Keller, conductor

13.01. 20:45
Teatro comunale Città di Vicenza

Igor Strawinsky,  Pulcinella-Suite (1949)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Violin concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219
Franz Schubert,  Symphonie No. 2 in B-flat major D 125

Antje Weithaas,
Orchestra del Taetro Olimpico

18.01. 14:30
Barbican Centre, London

Johann Sebastian Bach,  Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, E major BWV 1016
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004
Johann Joachim Quantz,  Trio Sonata in A minor
Johann Sebastian Bach,  The Musical Offering BWV1079

Adam Walker, flute
Antje Weithaas, violin
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

26.01. 11:00
Herkulessaal Munich

Franz Schubert,  Overture in C minor, D 8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Violin concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219
Franz-Joseph Gossec,  Sinfonie B-dur op. 6/6
Ludwig van Beethoven,  String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 (orchestral version, arr. Mahler)

Antje Weithaas, violin
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

07.03. 20:00
Hansesaal, Lünen

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Robert Schumann,  Violin sonata No. 2 in D minor Op.121

Antje Weithaas, violin
Dénes Várjon, piano

08.03. 19:00
Stadthalle Vennehof, Borken

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Robert Schumann,  Violin sonata No. 2 in D minor Op.121

Antje Weithaas, violin
Dénes Várjon, piano

13.03. 20:00
Staatstheater Cottbus

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Coriolan Ouverture in C minor Op 62
Karl Amadeus Hartmann,  Concerto funebre
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphonie No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus

biography

“Antje Weithaas is one of the great violinists of our time.” (FonoForum)

Brimful of energy, Antje Weithaas’ brings her compelling musical intelligence and technical mastery to every detail of the music. Her charisma and stage presence are captivating, but never overshadow the works themselves. She has a wide-ranging repertoire that includes the great concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, new works such as Jörg Widmann’s Violin Concerto, modern classics by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Ligeti and Gubaidulina, and lesser performed concertos by Hartmann and Schoeck.

As a soloist, Antje Weithaas has worked with most of Germany’s leading orchestras, including the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bamberg Symphony and the major German radio orchestras, numerous major international orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra and the BBC Symphony, as well as and the leading orchestras of the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Asia. She has collaborated with the illustrious conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Kitayenko, Sir Neville Marriner, Marc Albrecht, Yakov Kreizberg, Sakari Oramo and Carlos Kalmar.

Antje Weithaas kicks off the 2019/20 season with solo recitals featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Eugène Ysaÿe in Seoul, Shanghai, at Schloss Elmau and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Other highlights of the season include performances with Concerto Budapest under András Keller (Tchaikovsky), the Bochum Symphony under Andris Poga (Tchaikovsky) and the Hallé Orchestra Manchester under Alondra de la Parra (Beethoven), as well as a tour of Asia with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Lars Vogt. Additionally, she will be Artist-in-Residence at the Philharmonic Orchestra of the State Theatre in her hometown of Cottbus. In the chamber music realm, she works closely with Marie Elisabeth Hecker and Martin Helmchen, and will begin a new musical partnership with harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.

Through her infectious zest for communication, Antje Weithaas‘ reputation for inspiring play-lead concerts is rapidly growing. Having been the Camerata Bern’s artistic director for almost ten years, she was responsible for the ensemble’s musical profile, leading large works such as Beethoven’s symphonies, and recording music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. She will continue this close collaboration in the 2019/20 season and will also work with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, amongst others.

In May 2018, her musical versatility was showcased through an artistic residency at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival. The Arcanto Quartet, in which she performed with fellow violinist Daniel Sepec, violist Tabea Zimmermann and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, has been particularly important to Antje Weithaas as a chamber musician. They have released CDs on the label Harmonia Mundi of works by Bartók, Brahms, Ravel, Dutilleux, Debussy, Schubert and Mozart.

Antje Weithaas produced a reference recording of Beethoven and Berg’s violin concertos in 2013 with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under Steven Sloane (CAvi-music). There were rave reviews for Antje Weithaas’ latest project for CAvi: the complete recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas and Eugène Ysaÿe’s solo sonatas, which was recently completed. The label cpo released her recordings of Max Bruch’s complete works for violin and orchestra with the NDR Radio Philharmonic under Hermann Bäumer to great acclaim. Antje Weithaas continues her collaboration with the NDR Radio Philharmonic and cpo with recordings of Schumann’s Violin Concerto and Brahms’ Double Concerto with Maximilian Hornung, both conducted by Andrew Manze.

Antje Weithaas began playing the violin at the age of four and later studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin with Professor Werner Scholz. She won the Kreisler Competition in Graz in 1987 and the Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1988, as well as the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hanover in 1991. Together with Oliver Wille, she recently took over the artistic leadership of the renowned Joachim competition. After teaching at the Universität der Künste Berlin, Antje Weithaas became a professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in 2004. She plays on a 2001 Peter Greiner violin.                                                                                               

2019/2020 season

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repertoire

J. S. Bach Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1, A minor, BWV 1041
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, E major, BWV 1042
Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra No. 3, D minor, BWV 1043
B. Bartok Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 (1907/1908)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, B minor
L. v. Beethoven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D major, op. 61
Triple Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Piano C major, op. 56
A. Berg Concerto for Violin and Orchestra „Dem Andenken eines Engels“ (1935)
L. Bernstein „Serenade“ (1954)
J. Brahms Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D major, op. 77
Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra A minor, op. 102
B. Britten Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor, op. 15
M. Bruch Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 G minor, op. 26
A. Dvorak Concerto for Violin and Orchestra A minor, op. 53
E. Elgar Concerto for Violin and Orchestra B minor, op. 61
A. K. Glasunow Concerto for Violin and Orchestra A minor, op. 82
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links

You can find further information, photos and a list of upcoming concerts on Antje Weithaas’ official website.

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