Antje Weithaas

violin

contact

Maike Charlotte Fuchs

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+49 30 214 594-220

Heike Wilms

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General Management

CR Marco Borggreve

Dates

16.02. 15:00
Örebro Konserthus

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Swedish Chamber Orchestra

22.02. 19:00
Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn

Tõnu Kõrvits,  “The History of Abandoned Lighthouses”
Johannes Brahms,  Concerto for Violin Op. 77 in D major
Johannes Brahms,  Serenade no. 1 D major op. 11

Antje Weithaas, violin
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Olari Elts, conductor

01.03. 20:00
deSingel Antwerpen

Maurice Ravel,  Le Tombeau de Couperin (Orchestertranskr.)
Sergej Prokofjew,  Symphony No. 1 op.25
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Camerata Bern

08.03. 19:00
University Concert Hall Poznán

Richard Wagner,  Ouverture to Tannhäuser
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Johannes Brahms,  Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Antje Weithaas, violin
Filharmonia Poznanska
Eivind Gullberg-Jensen, conductor

17.03. 11:15
Stadttheater Flensburg

Antonín Dvořák,  Sonatina in G major for violin and piano, Op. 100
Franz Schubert,  Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major D 574
Johannes Brahms,  Violinsonate d-Moll op. 108

Antje Weithaas, violin
Silke Avenhaus, piano

18.03. 20:15
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Franz Schubert,  Piano Trio in b-flat Major D 898
Antonin Dvorak,  Piano Trio in F minor, op. 65

Lars Vogt, piano
Antje Weithaas, violin
Julian Steckel, violoncello

20.03. 16:41
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Franz Schubert,  Piano Trio in b-flat Major D 898
Antonin Dvorak,  Piano Trio in F minor, op. 65

Lars Vogt, piano
Antje Weithaas, violin
Julian Steckel, violoncello

27.03. 19:00
Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest

Robert Schumann,  Five Pieces in Folk Style for violoncello and piano, Op. 102
Robert Schumann,  Ball-Szenen Op.109
Robert Schumann,  Piano Quartet in C minor WoO 32

Antje Weithaas, violin
Máté Szücs, viola
István Várdai, violoncello
Dénes Várjon, piano
Izabella Simon, piano

28.03. 19:00
Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest

Robert Schumann,  Three Romances for Viola and Piano op. 94
Robert Schumann,  Violin sonata No. 2 in D minor Op.121
Robert Schumann,  Children's Ball, Op.130
Robert Schumann,  Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80

Antje Weithaas, violin
Máté Szücs, viola
István Várdai, violoncello
Dénes Várjon, piano
Izabella Simon, piano

06.04. 18:00
St. Georgenkirche, Wismar

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

Antje Weithaas, violin
NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
Andrew Manze, conductor

05.05. 17:00
Paul Klee Centre, Bern

Franz Schubert,  Overture in C minor, D 8
Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Symphonic Serenade in B flat major Op. 39
Anton Bruckner,  String Quintet (version for String Orchestra)

Antje Weithaas, violin and direction
Camerata Bern

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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links

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

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