As well as bringing insight and virtuosity to central repertoire, Viviane Hagner is an ardent advocate of new, neglected and undiscovered music. In 2002, she gave the world premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Violin Concerto with Kent Nagano, which she has now recorded for the Canadian company Analekta and this season performs with Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
This season saw her début with the Cleveland Orchestra and also includes a performance at Carnegie Hall and a concert tour in North America with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, appearances with the National Arts Center Orchestra and Pinchas Zukerman in Ottawa, numerous concerts in Germany with orchestras such as the Gürzernich-Orchester Köln and MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and chamber recitals at Frankfurt Alte Oper, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
Her performances of Vieuxtemps Violin Concerti 4 & 5 are available on the Hyperion label and her first recital recording features solo works by Bartók, Hartmann and Bach.
Viviane Hagner plays the Sasserno Stradivarius made in 1717, generously loaned to her by the Nippon Music Foundation.