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

27.09. 11:00
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 8 in F major

Antje Weithaas, violin
Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

27.09. 15:00
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 8 in F major

Antje Weithaas, violin
Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

28.09. 18:00
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 8 in F major

Antje Weithaas, violin
Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

28.09. 20:00
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 8 in F major

Antje Weithaas, violin
Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe
Georg Fritzsch, conductor

01.10. 20:00 — cancelled
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

18.10. 17:00
National Bern

Josef Suk,  Four pieces Op. 17 (arranged for Violin and Strings
Leoš Janáček,  String Quartet no. 1 ‘Kreutzer’ (version for string orchestra)
Josef Suk,  Meditation
Antonin Dvorak,  Serenade for Strings in E Major Op. 22

Antje Weithaas, violin and direction
Camerata Bern

24.10. 19:00
Ratsgymnasium, Stadthagen

Paul Hindemith,  Sonate for Clarinet and Piano
Johannes Brahms,  Klaviertrio in C minor, Op. 101
Paul Hindemith,  Quartett für Klavier, Violine, Klarinette und Cello

Antje Weithaas, violin
Sharon Kam, clarinet
Julian Steckel, violoncello
Enrico Pace, piano

26.10. 20:00
Sendesaal Bremen

Paul Hindemith,  Sonate for Clarinet and Piano
Johannes Brahms,  Klaviertrio in C minor, Op. 101
Paul Hindemith,  Quartett für Klavier, Violine, Klarinette und Cello

Sharon Kam, clarinet
Antje Weithaas, violin
Julian Steckel, violoncello
Enrico Pace, piano

31.10. 20:30
Schloss Elmau

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

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

04.11. 21:00
Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi" - Torino

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

06.11. 18:00
Società Filarmonica, Trento

Franz Schubert,  Piano Trio in b-flat Major D 898
Robert Schumann,  Fantasiestücke, Op. 88

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

06.11. 20:30
Società Filarmonica, Trento

Franz Schubert,  Piano Trio in b-flat Major D 898
Robert Schumann,  Fantasiestücke, Op. 88

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

19.11. 19:30 — cancelled
Southbank Centre London

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Coriolan Ouverture in C minor Op 62
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Triple Concerto for piano, violin and violon cello C major op. 56
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 5

Antje Weithaas, violin
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, violoncello
Martin Helmchen, piano
Philharmonia Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

02.12. 20:00
TivoliVredenburg Utrecht

Johann Sebastian Bach,  Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV 1002
Eugène Ysaye,  Sonata for solo violin Op 27 No 5
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Partita No. 3 in E major BWV 1006
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004

Antje Weithaas, violin

04.12. 19:00
Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Violin concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219
Robert Schumann,  Symphony No. 3

Antje Weithaas, violin
Het Residentie Orkest
Jun Märkl, conductor

04.12. 21:00
Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Violin concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219
Robert Schumann,  Symphony No. 3

Antje Weithaas, violin
Het Residentie Orkest
Jun Märkl, conductor

06.12. 11:00
Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Violin concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219
Robert Schumann,  Symphony No. 3

Antje Weithaas, violin
Het Residentie Orkest
Jun Märkl, conductor

13.12. 11:00
Paul Klee Centre, Bern

Felix Mendelssohn,  String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Op. 80
Mieczysław Weinberg,  Concertino für Geige und Streichorchester Op. 42
Ludwig van Beethoven,  String Quartet No. 14 in c sharp minor op. 131

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Camerata Bern

13.12. 17:00
Paul Klee Centre, Bern

Felix Mendelssohn,  String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Op. 80
Mieczysław Weinberg,  Concertino für Geige und Streichorchester Op. 42
Ludwig van Beethoven,  String Quartet No. 14 in c sharp minor op. 131

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic 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.

Antje Weithaas kicks off the 2020/21 season with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and a strong focus on Beethoven, playing his Violin Concerto in Bremerhaven, Potsdam, Schwerin, in her debut concert with the Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra (play-lead) and with the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe in the first concerts with their new Music Director Georg Fritzsch. She works closely with Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Martin Helmchen, with whom she has been invited to play Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the Philharmonia Orchestra London. Other highlights of the season include performances with the Residentie Orkest Den Haag under Jun Märkl and Antony Hermus (Dvorak and Mendelssohn), with the MDR Symphony Orchestra under Karl-Heinz Steffens (Brahms), with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchetra under Anja Bihlmaier (Berg) and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Antony Hermus (Sibelius). In the chamber music realm, she continues a new musical partnership with harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani in concerts at the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Schwetzingen Festival.

Through her infectious zest for communication, Antje Weithaas‘ reputation for inspiring play-lead concerts with international renowned chamber orchestras 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.

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 Arcanto Quartet’s highly acclaimed recordings were released on the Harmonia Mundi label and include works by Bartók, Brahms, Ravel, Dutilleux, Debussy, Schubert and Mozart. 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. 

                                                                                              

2020/2021 season

This biography is to be reproduced without any changes, omissions or additions, unless expressly authorised by the artist management.

Element downloaden
to Article zum Beitrag

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
more...
to Article zum Beitrag

Reviews

to Article zum Beitrag

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

Schumann: Violin Concerto | Brahms: Double Concerto

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

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto | String Quartet No. 3

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto | String Quartet No. 3 (arranged for string orchestra by Antje Weithaas und Käthi Steuri)
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

to Article zum Beitrag

Media Centre

to Article zum Beitrag

links

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

to Article zum Beitrag