Highlights during the 2011/12 season include residencies with both the New York Philharmonic with conductors Alan Gilbert and Christoph von Dohnanyi (including a tour through Europe, as well as a recital and a chamber music concert in New York), and the Bamberger Symphoniker with conductors Manfred Honeck and Jonathan Nott, and engagements with a.o. the Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink, the Boston Symphony Orchestra / Juraj Valcuha, the Berliner Philharmoniker / Mariss Jansons, the Orchestre National de France / Daniele Gatti, the Filarmonica della Scala / Daniel Harding and concerts in Australia with the orchestras of Sydneyand Melbourne. During the 2010/11 season he performs with a.o. the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig / Riccardo Chailly, the Cleveland Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard, the Bamberger Symphoniker / Herbert Blomstedt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jukka-Pekka Saraste. He is "artist-in-residence" of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with conductors Adam Fischer, Stéphane Denčve and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Frank Peter Zimmermann has given world premieres of 3 violin concertos: in 2009 the violin concerto no. 3 “Juggler in Paradise” by Augusta Read Thomas with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Andrey Boreyko; in 2007 the violin concerto “The Lost Art of Letter Writing” by Brett Dean, who received the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for this composition, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by the composer; and in 2003 the violin concerto “en sourdine” by Matthias Pintscher with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Peter Eötvös.