Equally at home in the classical and romantic repertoire as in contemporary music, Christian Tetzlaff sets standards with his interpretations of the violin concertos of Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky as well as Berg, Ligeti and Shostakovich. He is particularly renowned for his performances of Bach's Solo Sonatas and Partitas. This season, Christian appears as Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall, where he will appear in both solo recitals and with chamber partners, including Lars Vogt, Antje Weithaas, and his own Tetzlaff Quartet. In the UK he also makes return visits to the London Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestras. Across Europe, Christian will make return visits to Cologne's Philharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and in the U.S. he will perform a series of concerts with the New York Philharmonic and St Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as a solo recital for Chamber Music Cincinnati. In the 2011/12 season Christian undertook two major tours to Asia with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (under Daniel Harding) and the NDR Sinfonieorchester (Thomas Hengelbrock). Further projects included a play/conduct tour in South America with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and European tours with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez. Appearing at many major festivals including the Edinburgh International and Lucerne Festivals, Christian is also a regular visitor to the BBC Proms, as well as numerous summer festivals throughout the US. He also gives recitals with chamber partners Leif Ove Andsnes, Alexander Lonquich and Lars Vogt, as well as his own Tetzlaff Quartet. Tetzlaff has recorded a celebrated discography of concertos including those by Dvořák, Mozart, Lalo, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven for labels such as Virgin/EMI, Hänssler, Decca, Pentatone and Arte Nova. He has also recorded Bartók’s sonatas for violin and piano with Leif Ove Andsnes and the three Brahms Violin Sonatas with Lars Vogt, as well as Bach’s Complete Solo Sonatas and Partitas for Hänssler. This season sees the release of a number of discs, including Mozart's and Schumann's Sonatas, again with Lars Vogt, released in October 2012 and Spring 2013 respectively. He also records Widmann’s Violin Concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Daniel Harding), as well as Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Mambo Blues and Tarantella with London Philharmonic Orchestra (Jurowski), both released late in 2012. Christian’s recordings have received numerous prizes and awards including the Diapason d’Or, Edison, Midem Classical Award and the ECHO Klassik Award, together with several nominations for Grammy Awards. In 2005 Musical America named him as their Instrumentalist of the Year. Born in Hamburg in 1966, Christian Tetzlaff studied at the Lübeck Conservatory with Uwe-Martin Haiberg and in Cincinnati with Walter Levin. He now lives near Frankfurt. Christian Tetzlaff plays a violin by German violinmaker Peter Greiner.
Forthcoming concerts with Christian Tetzlaff:
Oct 13 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms's St Anthony Variations, Double Concerto in A minor and Symphony No. 3
Feb 20 2014, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms's Academic Festival Overture, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 2