Antje Weithaas

violin

contact

Maike Charlotte Fuchs

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Heike Wilms

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General Management

CR Marco Borggreve

Dates

30.09. 18:00
Schloss Ettlingen

Witold Lutoslawski,  Partita for violin and piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sonata for piano and violin in A major, KV 526
César Franck,  Sonata for violin and piano in A major Op. 120

Antje Weithaas, violin
Boris Kusnezow, piano

05.10. 20:00
Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag

Sofia Gubaidulina,  Offertorium
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Symphony No. 5 D Minor

Antje Weithaas, violin
Het Residentie Orkest
Otto Tausk, conductor

10.10. 20:00
L'Auditori Barcelona

Richard Strauss,  Metamorphosen
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Serenade für Streichorchester C-Dur op. 48
Benjamin Britten,  Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Orquestra Da Camera
Antje Weithaas

14.10. 18:00
Festhalle Pirmasens

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Egmont Ouvertüre Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Antje Weithaas, violin

21.10. 19:45
Aula der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Oboe quartet in F major KV 370
Ludwig van Beethoven,  String Trio C minor, Op. 9,3
Benjamin Britten,  Metamorphosen for Solo Oboe
Benjamin Britten,  Fantasy Quartet
Ernest John Moeran,  Fantasy Quartet

Antje Weithaas, violin
Danusha Waskiewicz, viola
Viola Wilmsen, cor anglais
Maximilian Hornung, violoncello

08.11. 19:00
St. Nikolaikirche Kiel

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Violin concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219
Franz Schubert,  Symphony No. 8 C major D 944

Antje Weithaas, violin
Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel / Theater Kiel
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

13.11. 19:00
Universitetets aula, Oslo

Richard Wagner,  Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner,  Wesendonck-Lieder
Gustav Mahler,  Rückert-Lieder
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony no. 8

Lise Davidsen, soprano
Antje Weithaas, direction
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

22.11. 20:00
Theater & Congres Orpheus Apeldoorn

Max Bruch,  Concerto for Violin No. 1 G minor Op. 26

Antje Weithaas, violin
Het Gelders Orkest
Antonello Manacorda, conductor

23.11. 20:00
Musis Sacrum, Arnhem

Max Bruch,  Concerto for Violin No. 1 G minor Op. 26

Antje Weithaas, violin
Het Gelders Orkest
Antonello Manacorda, conductor

24.11. 20:15
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging, Nijmegen

Max Bruch,  Concerto for Violin No. 1 G minor Op. 26

Antje Weithaas, violin
Het Gelders Orkest
Antonello Manacorda, conductor

07.12. 19:30
Konzerthalle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Frankfurt (Oder)

Johann Sebastian Bach,  Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Violin Concerto No. 1
Johannes Brahms,  Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Antje Weithaas, violin
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Roland Kluttig, conductor

14.12. 19:30
Cultural Bureau of Hualien County Auditorium

Igor Strawinsky,  Apollon Musagète
Joseph Haydn,  Violin Concerto No. 3 in A major Hob.VIIa:3
Antonin Dvorak,  Serenade for Strings s in E Major Op. 22

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Academy of Taiwan Strings

15.12. 19:30
National Taichung Theater

Igor Strawinsky,  Apollon Musagète
Joseph Haydn,  Violin Concerto No. 3 in A major Hob.VIIa:3
Antonin Dvorak,  Serenade for Strings in E Major Op. 22

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Academy of Taiwan Strings

17.12. 19:30
National Theatre and Concert Hall Taipei

Igor Strawinsky,  Apollon Musagète
Joseph Haydn,  Violin Concerto No. 3 in A major Hob.VIIa:3
Antonin Dvorak,  Serenade for Strings in E Major Op. 22

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Academy of Taiwan Strings

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.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include performances with Het Residentie Orkest under Otto Tausk (Gubaidulina Offertorium), Het Gelders Orkest under Antonello Manacorda (Bruch 1), the MDR-Sinfonieorchester under Klaus Mäkela in Leipzig and Ludwigsburg (Beethoven), the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under Olari Elts (Brahms), the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra under Eivind Gullberg-Jensen (Beethoven) and the NDR Radiophilharmonie under Andrew Manze (Bruch 1).

With 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 and also enjoys ongoing relationships with the Swedish Chamber Orchester, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of Taiwan Strings, the Orquesta Da Camera Barcelona and the Kammerakademie Potsdam.

In May 2018, her musical versatility was showcased in 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 Hanover International Violin Competition in 1991. 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.                                                                                                      

2018/2019 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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