Antje Weithaas

violin

contact

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Heike Wilms

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General Management

CR Marco Borggreve

Dates

22.01. 19:30
Konzert- und Kongresszentrum Harmonie Heilbronn

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)

Antje Weithaas, violin and direction
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

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 and direction
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

13.02. 20:00
De Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

Ludwig van Beethoven,  String Quintet in C major, Op. 29

Antje Weithaas, violin
Pieter van Loenen, violin
Isabelle van Keulen, viola
Hannah Strijbos, viola
Quirine Viersen, violoncello

14.02. 20:00
De Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Piano Trio Op.70 No.1 D Major ‘Ghost’

Antje Weithaas, violin
Quirine Viersen, violoncello
Thomas Hoppe, piano

15.02. 19:30
De Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphonie No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Antje Weithaas, violin and direction
Symfonieorkest Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag

16.02. 15:30
De Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Septet in E-flat major op. 20

Alexander Glücksmann, clarinet
Christoph Knitt, bassoon
Heiner Schindler, horn
Antje Weithaas, violin
Isabelle van Keulen, viola
Jeroen den Herder, violoncello
Pierre-Emmanuel de Maistre, double bass

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

15.03. 19:00
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

20.03. 20:00
Volkshaus, Jena

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, soloist and artistic direction
Jenaer Philharmonie

29.03. 17:00
National Bern

Antonin Dvorak,  Serenade for Strings in E Major Op. 22
Antonin Dvorak,  Bläserserenade op. 44
Antonín Dvořák,  Konzert für Violine und Orchester a-Moll, op. 53

Antje Weithaas, violin and direction
Camerata Bern

04.04. 19:00
Schloss Stadthagen

Johann Sebastian Bach,  Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV 1002
Eugène Ysaye,  Sonata for solo violin Op 27 No 5
Eugène Ysaye,  Sonata for solo violin Op 27 No 2
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004

Antje Weithaas, violin

13.04. 11:00
Staatstheater Cottbus

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Piano Concerto No. 3 C minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Piano Concerto No. 4 G major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Piano Concerto No. 5 E-flat major, Op. 73

Antje Weithaas, violin
Boris Kusnezow, piano
Annika Treutler, piano
Matthias Kirschnereit, piano
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). 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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You can find further information, photos and a list of upcoming concerts on Antje Weithaas’ official website.

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