Carolin Widmann

Carolin Widmann (born 1976) is a German classical violinist. The sister of composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann, she focuses mainly on contemporary music.[1] She plays a violin made in 1782 by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.

Carolin Widmann
Born1976 (age 44–45)
Munich, Germany
GenresClassical
Occupation(s)Violinist
Websitewww.carolinwidmann.com

CareerEdit

Born in Munich, Widmann studied with Igor Ozim in Cologne, Michèle Auclair in Boston and David Takeno in London. As a soloist she has been conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, Sylvain Cambreling, Heinz Holliger, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Daniel Harding and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has collaborated with composers such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, Enno Poppe and Rebecca Saunders, who have written several works especially for her.[2] She has performed with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra or Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since October 2006 she has been Professor of Violin at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig.[3] From 2012 to 2015 she ran the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Germany's oldest chamber music festival.

At the Salzburg Mozartwoche of 2009, Widmann performed chamber music by Boulez with her brother and pianist Hidéki Nagano.[4] She attracted attention with her collaboration in gefaltet, a "Choreographic concert" organised by Sasha Waltz and Mark Andre, with which the International Mozarteum Foundation opened their Mozartwoche of 2012.[5] A 2012 recording of Schubert's works for violin and piano with Alexander Lonquich received critical acclaim.[6] With her brother and pianist Dénes Várjon she played a concert at the Rheingau Musik Festival when he was artist in residence in 2014.[7] Since 2017 she has been a member of the board of trustees of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.[8]

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DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NDR-Kulturjournal, 4 July 2011
  2. ^ Biography of her Homepage Archived April 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Carolin Widmann". Askonas Holt. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  4. ^ Salzburg Mozartwoche (1): Jörg and Carolin Widmann, Hidéki Nagano - works by Boulez, 31 January 2009 Mozartwoche 31 January 2009, retrieved 19 May 2015
  5. ^ Frauen in Flügeln in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 29 January 2012, p.22
  6. ^ Wolfram Goertz: So klingt verletzliche Musik / Carolin Widmann und Alexander Lonquich überwältigen mit Franz Schubert. (in German) Die Zeit 18 February 2012, retrieved 19 May 2015
  7. ^ Composer & Artist in Residence: Jörg Widmann Archived May 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine (in German) Rheingau Musik Festival 2014, retrieved 19 May 2015
  8. ^ Website of the Foundation, Kuratorium (in German), retrieved 6 October 2020.
  9. ^ Hauff, Andreas (2014). "Sonderkonzert "Auf Wiederhören" mit Verleihung des Schneider-Schott-Preises an Carolin Widmann". neue musikzeitung online (in German). Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Bayerischer Musikpreis und Ehrenamtsmedaille für herausragende Verdienste um die Laienmusik in Bayern". Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (in German). Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Preisverleihung Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2020 an Carolin Widmann · Duisburger Philharmoniker". Duisburger Philharmoniker · Spielzeit 2020/2021 (in German). Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Deutschlandfunk: Elgars Spätwerke - Funkensprühender Elan (in German)".

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