“As a child, I was fascinated by the possibilities of the violin. That it could be magical. And it is.”
Anne-Sophie Mutter has been an international figure in the world’s major concert halls for more than 40 years, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor, and visionary. The four-time Grammy Award winner is equally committed to traditional works and the future of music, having given world premieres of 27 works by composers who include Unsuk Chin, Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, and John Williams. She also dedicates herself to supporting future generations of musicians through benefit projects and the world-renowned Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation....
In August, Mutter returns to the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals performing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Another thematic focus in 2019 is Mozart’s Violin Concertos, which she will perform throughout Europe and the United States. In Europe and South America, she appears with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma and she takes The Mutter Virtuosi, the ensemble of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, with her for its debut tour in South America.
In March 2018, Mutter became the first German artist to receive Poland’s Gloria Artis...
“Mutter is the undisputed queen of violin-playing...”
The Times, UK
“Working with Anne-Sophie on this recording has been a pure inspiration. She has brought vibrant life to these familiar themes in new and unexpected ways, which has been a great joy for me as a composer”