Antje Weithaas

violin

contact

Maike Charlotte Fuchs

mf(at)karstenwitt.com

+49 30 214 594-220

Heike Wilms

hw(at)karstenwitt.com

+49 30 214 594-236

General Management

CR Marco Borggreve

Dates

11.07. 19:30 — cancelled
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Trio B major, Op.11 'Gassenhauer'
Franz Schubert,  The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Septet in E-flat major for winds and strings, Op. 20

Michael Collins, clarinet
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Antje Weithaas, violin
Barry Shiffman, viola
Christopher Costanza, violoncello
Jeffrey Beecher, double bass
William VerMeulen, horn
Bee Ungar, bassoon

22.08. 19:30
Stadttheater Bremerhaven

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Ouverture "The Consecration of the House", Op. 24
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, violin
Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven
Marc Niemann, conductor

23.08. 11:00
Stadttheater Bremerhaven

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Ouverture "The Consecration of the House", Op. 24
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, violin
Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven
Marc Niemann, conductor

23.08. 17:00
Stadttheater Bremerhaven

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Ouverture "The Consecration of the House", Op. 24
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, violin
Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven
Marc Niemann, conductor

24.08. 20:00
Stadttheater Bremerhaven

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Ouverture "The Consecration of the House", Op. 24
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, violin
Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven
Marc Niemann, conductor

25.08. 19:30
Stadttheater Bremerhaven

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Ouverture "The Consecration of the House", Op. 24
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, violin
Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven
Marc Niemann, conductor

26.08. 19:30
Stadttheater Bremerhaven

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Ouverture "The Consecration of the House", Op. 24
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, violin
Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven
Marc Niemann, conductor

29.08. 17:00 — cancelled
Haus der Offiziere, Wünsdorf

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 12/2
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 C Minor, Op. 30/2
César Franck,  Sonata for violin and piano in A major, Op. 120

Antje Weithaas, violin
Thomas Hoppe, piano

04.09. 19:30
Nikolaisaal Potsdam

Jörg Widmann,  Fantasie for solo clarinet
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Jörg Widmann, clarinet
Kammerakademie Potsdam

12.09. 19:30
Gesellschaftshaus der Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg

Robert Schumann,  Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 105
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Andante from the Violin Sonata in A minor BWV 1003
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Rondo A minor, KV 511
Robert Schumann,  Fantasy for Violin, Op. 131
Felix Mendelssohn,  Rondo Capriccioso E-Dur op. 14
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Sonata in C minor, Op. 30

Antje Weithaas, violin
Thomas Hoppe, piano

13.09. 19:00
Schumann-Haus, Leipzig

Robert Schumann,  Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 105
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Andante from the Violin Sonata in A minor BWV 1003
Felix Mendelssohn,  Rondo Capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Sonata in C minor, Op. 30

Antje Weithaas, violin
Thomas Hoppe, piano

24.09. 17:00
deSingel Antwerpen

Robert Schumann,  Fantasiestücke, Op. 88
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Antje Weithaas, violin
Marie Elisabeth Hecker, violoncello
Martin Helmchen, piano

25.09. 20:00
De Bijloke Muziekcentrum Gent

Franz Schubert,  Piano Trio in b-flat Major D 898
Robert Schumann,  Fantasiestücke, Op. 88
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Antje Weithaas, violin
Marie Elisabeth Hecker, violoncello
Martin Helmchen, piano

01.10. 20:00
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems

Franz Schubert,  Piano Trio in b-flat Major D 898
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Piano Trio A minor op. 50, “A la mémoire d'un grand artiste”

Antje Weithaas, violin
Julian Steckel, violoncello
William Youn, piano

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). 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. There were rave reviews for Antje Weithaas’ project for CAvi, the complete recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas and Eugène Ysaÿe’s solo sonatas. Two CDs were released in 2019: a recording of the violin concerto by Robert Schumann and the double concerto by Johannes Brahms with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, cellist Maximilian Hornung and conductor Andrew Manze, and a recording of the violin concerto and concert rhapsody by Khachaturian with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie and conductor Daniel Raiskin.

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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Reviews

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Discography

Khachaturian: Violin Concerto

Aram Khachaturian: Violin Concerto | Concerto Rhapsody

Antje Weithaas, violin; Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie; Daniel Raiskin
cpo, 555 0932, 2019

Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor

Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor WoO 1 | Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 102

Antje Weithaas, violin; Maximilian Hornung, violoncello; NDR Radiohilharmonie, Andrew Manze
cpo, 555 172-2, 2019

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto | String Quartet No. 3 (arranged for string orchestra)

Antje Weithaas, solist and artistic direction; Camerata Bern
CAvi-music 8553393, 2018

Bach & Ysaÿe, Vol. 3

Bach & Ysaÿe, Vol. 3

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C major for solo violin BWV 1005 | Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin BWV 1002 |
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 6 in E major for solo violin, Op. 27 'Manuel Quiroga' | Sonata No. 4 in E minor for solo violin, Op. 27 'Fritz Kreisler'
CAvi-music, 8553381, 2017

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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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