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

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

23.04. 19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt op. 112
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Elegischer Gesang
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21

Antje Weithaas, violin
Hallé Orchestra
Hallé Choir, choir
Alondra de la Parra, conductor

24.04. 19:30
St George's Hall, Bradford

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Leonoren-Ouvertüre Nr. 3 C-Dur op. 72
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

Antje Weithaas, violin
Hallé Orchestra
Alondra de la Parra, conductor

03.05. 19:00
Tokyo International Forum

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Triple Concerto for piano, violin and violon cello C major op. 56

Antje Weithaas, violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, violoncello
Lars Vogt, piano
Royal Northern Sinfonia

04.05. 13:40
Tokyo International Forum

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

Antje Weithaas, violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, violoncello
Lars Vogt, piano

04.05. 15:30
Tokyo International Forum

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

Antje Weithaas, soloist and artistic direction
Royal Northern Sinfonia

27.06. 18:00
Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr

Peter Tschaikowsky,  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Antje Weithaas, violin
Bochumer Symphoniker
Andris Poga, conductor

28.06. 11:00
Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr

Peter Tschaikowsky,  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Sergej Rachmaninow,  Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op.44

Antje Weithaas, violin
Bochumer Symphoniker
Andris Poga, conductor

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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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

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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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