Anne-Sophie Mutter (born June 29, 1963 in Rheinfelden (Baden) ) is a German violinist .
Life and career
Origin and education
Anne-Sophie Mutter grew up in Baden-Württemberg Wehr on. Her father was the newspaper publisher ( Alb Bote ) Karl-Wilhelm mother. She wanted violin lessons at the age of five. When she won a competition after only six months, her career choice was clear. She was released from compulsory schooling and, in addition to piano and violin lessons, received private school lessons from Erna Honigberger .
Her formative violin teacher, to whom she always expresses gratitude for teaching in the master class at the Winterthur Conservatory at the time (now the Zurich University of the Arts ), was the famous Swiss virtuoso Aida Stucki , who is considered to be her real discoverer.
Anne-Sophie Mutter was the first prizewinner in the Jugend musiziert competition several times , the first time "with special distinction" in 1970.
The professional world became aware of the 13-year-old when she made her debut at the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts in 1977 with Mozart's G major concerto under Herbert von Karajan . Subsequent concerts and recordings with the Berlin Philharmonic under Karajan in the 1980s helped her to gain international fame.
Since then she has given concerts in all major music centers around the world. In 2019 she had her first open-air performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Munich's Königsplatz .
To support young string players, she founded the Rudolf Eberle Foundation in 1987 and the Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation in 1997 . She is also a member of the board of trustees of forum thomanum Leipzig e. V.
The head of the Deutsche Grammophon label says that Anne-Sophie Mutter is an “identification figure” for the label, that she “basically took over the torch from her mentor Herbert von Karajan”.
Anne-Sophie Mutter was married to the lawyer Detlef Wunderlich from 1989 until his death in 1995 . There were two children from this marriage. From 2002 to 2006 she was married to the American composer , pianist and conductor André Previn . She lives in Munich . One of her two older brothers, Christoph Mutter (* 1961), is a lawyer.
Anne-Sophie Mutter owns two Stradivarius violins, the Emiliani (built 1703) and the Lord Dunn-Raven (built 1710). Both come from the so-called “golden period” of Stradivarius. She played the Emiliani mainly when recording with Karajan, the Lord Dunn-Raven is her currently preferred concert violin.
On the recommendation and with the participation of the then Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Lothar Späth , the Emiliani was only pre-financed for her at the age of 16, which she was able to acquire later. The instrument was purchased through L-Bank in 1984.
- Mozart Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 (1978)
- Beethoven Triple Concerto (1980)
- Beethoven Violin Concerto (1980)
- Mendelssohn Violin Concerto / Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 (1981)
- Brahms Violin Concerto (1982)
- Brahms Double Concerto (1983)
- Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (1988)
- Lutosławski Partita & Chain 2 / Stravinsky Violin Concerto (1988)
- Beethoven: The String Trios (1989)
- Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2 / Moret En Rêve (1991)
- Berg Violin Concerto / Rihm Time Chant (1992)
- Carmen Fantasy (1993)
- Romance (1995)
- Sibelius Violin Concerto (1995)
- The Berlin Recital (1996)
- Brahms Violin Concerto / Schumann Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra (1997)
- Penderecki Violin Concerto No. 2 / Bartok Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 (1997)
- Beethoven The Violin Sonatas (1998)
- Vivaldi The Four Seasons (1999)
- Recital 2000 (2000)
- Lutosławski Partita for Violin and Orchestra / Chain 2 (2002)
- Beethoven Violin Concerto (2002)
- Tango Song and Dance (2003)
- Previn Violin Concerto / Bernstein Serenade (2003)
- Tchaikovsky & Korngold Violin Concertos (2004)
- Dutilleux Sur le même accord / Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2 / Stravinsky Concerto en ré (2005)
- Mozart The Violin Concertos (2005)
- Mozart Piano Trios K502, K542, K548 (2006)
- Mozart The Violin Sonatas (August 2006)
- Simply Anne-Sophie (2006)
- Gubaidulina in tempus praesens (2008)
- Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (2009)
- Brahms Violin Sonatas (2010)
- Rihm: Light game; Currier : Time Machines (2011)
- The Complete Musician: Highlights (2011)
- Asm 35: The Complete Musician (2011)
- Dvořák : Violin Concerto (2013)
- The Silver Album (2014)
- Anne-Sophie Mutter Live: The Club Album from Yellow Lounge (2015)
- (with Daniil Trifonov, Maximilian Hornung, Hwayoon Lee, and Roman Patkaló ) Franz Schubert : Forellenquintett (2017)
- Homage à Penderecki (2018)
- Across the Stars (2019) (Works by John Williams ; Direction: John Williams)
- Mozart Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (1982)
- Bach Violin Concertos / Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra (1983)
- Brahms Violin Sonatas (1983)
- Vivaldi The Four Seasons (1984)
- Lalo : Symphonie Espagnole / Sarasate : Gypsy Wise Men (1985)
- Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1, Sinfonia Concertante (1991)
- Meditation: Vivaldi, Mozart, Massenet , Sarasate (1995)
- Glazunov Violin Concerto / Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 (1989)
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
|1989||Mozart violin conc. KV 216, 219||
with James Levine & Vienna Philharmonic
DE31 (13 weeks)
|1996||Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto||
DE66 (9 weeks)
|1997||Brahms - Violin Concerto / Schumann - Fantasy op.131||
DE88 (4 weeks)
with Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic
|1999||The four Seasons||
|2002||Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Romances||
DE50 (13 weeks)
with Kurt Masur & New York Philharmonic Orchestra
|2003||Tango Song And Dance||
DE71 (6 weeks)
with Lambert Orkis & André Previn
|2005||Mozart - The Violin Conciertos / Sinfonia concertante||
|2006||Mozart: Piano Trios KV 548, 542, 502||
DE24 (6 weeks)
|2008||Bach / Gubaidulina - In tempus praesens||
DE45 (4 weeks)
CH100 (1 week)
DE71 (3 weeks)
with André Previn, Lynn Harrell , Gewandhausorchester Leipzig , Kurt Masur
|2011||The Best Of Anne-Sophie Mutter||
DE60 (1 week)
DE84 (2 weeks)
|2015||The Club Album - Live From Yellow Lounge||
DE41 (2 weeks)
|2019||John Williams: Across The Stars||
DE33 (6 weeks)
CH73 (1 week)
|2020||Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony No. 7th||
DE23 (2 weeks)
CH80 (1 week)
with Yo-Yo Ma , Daniel Barenboim & Western Eastern Divan Orchestra
|John Williams in Vienna||
DE7 (... weeks)
AT6 (... weeks)
CH13 (... weeks)
with Vienna Philharmonic & John Williams
- 1987: Federal Cross of Merit, 1st class
- 1998: “ Grammy ” for the best chamber music recording, for the recording of all of Ludwig van Beethoven's violin sonatas with Lambert Orkis
- 1998: Honorary membership of the Beethoven House in Bonn
- 1999: Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg
- 2001: Léonie Sonning Music Prize
- 2003: Herbert von Karajan Music Prize in Baden-Baden
- 2006: "Choc de l'année", France, for the recording with L. Orkis of all violin sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (see below)
- 2008: Ernst von Siemens Music Prize
- 2008: Great Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria
- 2008: International Mendelssohn Prize in Leipzig (Music Category)
- 2009: Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French President for their commitment to the works of French composers and to contemporary music
- 2009: Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 2009: ECHO Klassik
- 2009: European Ortisei Prize
- 2010: Maecenas honor , from the working group of independent cultural institutes e. V. (AsKI) for their exemplary, personal commitment to the promotion of highly talented string players and top musical talent in the Anne-Sophie-Mutter-Stiftung, which she founded
- 2010: Prize from the Dortmund Cultural Foundation for her life's work
- 2010: Honorary doctorate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- 2011: Brahm Prize
- 2011: Erich Fromm Prize for her extensive social work
- 2011: Gustav Adolf Prize for her social diaconal commitment
- 2012: Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award
- 2013: Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Order of the Lutoslawski Society
- 2014: ECHO Klassik in the Concert Recording of the Year category , with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Manfred Honeck for the interpretation of Antonín Dvořák's works
- 2015: Honorary Fellow of Keble College of the University of Oxford
- 2016: Medalla de oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes
- 2017: Romanian Order of Merit for Culture with the rank of Grand Officer and award of the insignia of a commander in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
- 2018: Gloria Artis Medal for Cultural Merit (first German award winner)
- 2019: Polar Music Prize
- 2019: Berlin Bear (BZ Culture Prize)
- 2019: Praemium Imperiale in the music division
- 2020: Baden-Württemberg Culture Prize
- Bavarian Order of Merit
- Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art
- Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
- Cultural honorary award of the state capital Munich
- Honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music
- Honorary member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (2018)
- Anne-Sophie-Mutter-Weg , renaming of the street where she grew up
- Alfred Stenger: Anne-Sophie Mutter. The beauty of the violin sound . Noetzel, Wilhelmshaven 2001, ISBN 3-7959-0795-0 .
- Literature by and about Anne-Sophie Mutter in the catalog of the German National Library
- official homepage
- Anne-Sophie mother. In: FemBio. Women's biography research (with references and citations).
- ↑ Klaus Umbach : "I am one big stroke of luck" . In: Der Spiegel . No. 8 , 1989 ( online ).
- ↑ Jan Brachmann: I just stormed forward. (Conversation with Anne-Sophie Mutter.) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , May 11, 2020, p. 13.
- ↑ Germany, your artists - Anne-Sophie Mutter; July 2, 2009, ARD television
- ↑ Trustees , www.forum-thomanum.de, accessed on 14 November 2016th
- ↑ see Spiel mir Beethoven , interview with Clemens Trautmann. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung . December 19, 2019, page 24, online, only partially accessible
- ↑ MDR Mediathek (Ed.): Farewell is a quiet word; December 29, 2016, 8:15 pm-10:15pm . ( mdr.de [accessed on January 2, 2017] personal communication from Anne-Sophie Mutter on the occasion of the death of Lothar Späth).
- ↑ Chart sources: DE AT CH
- ↑ Awards for music sales: DE AT
- ↑ Mendelssohn Prize 2008 . Retrieved February 10, 2009.
- ↑ n-tv news television: European St. Ulrichs Prize: Anne-Sophie Mutter is honored. In: n-tv.de. July 10, 2009, accessed January 6, 2017 .
- ↑ westdeutsche-konzertdirektion.de: Anne-Sophie Mutter / season 2016-17
- ↑ Echoklassik.de Klassik Prize Winner 2014 ( Memento from January 21, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on October 26, 2014
- ^ Anne-Sophie Mutter: Polar Music Prize for the violinist. June 12, 2019, accessed June 13, 2019 .
- ↑ Culture Prize for Anne-Sophie Mutter. December 17, 2019, accessed December 18, 2019 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German violinist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 29, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rheinfelden (Baden)|