A wonderfully versatile musician, Carolin Widmann’s activities span the great classical concerti, new commissions specially written for her, solo recitals, a wide variety of chamber music and, increasingly, period instrument performances, including play/direction from the violin.
Following the release of Widmann’s critically acclaimed Mendelssohn/Schumann Concerto’s disc, the 2017/18 season saw her give performances with the BBC Symphony, Stockholm Philharmonic, Bayerische Rundfunk, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Residentie Orkest, and RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, as well as recitals at the Ultraschall Berlin, Bozar Brussels, in Salzburg and Fribourg and chamber music projects in Vienna, Schweinfurt, Neumarkt and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
Highlights of Widmann’s 2018-19 season include invitations to the Berliner Philharmoniker, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, RSB Orchester Berlin, London Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana and the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig. She will also perform the world premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Violin Concerto No 2 at Suntory Hall in Tokyo and will perform the work in Europe with Orchestre de Paris and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Alte Oper under Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Named ‘Musician of the Year’ at the International Classical Music Awards 2013, Ms Widmann has played with Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre National de France, Tonhalle Zurich, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Bayerische Rundfunk, with distinguished conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Jurowski, Marek Janowski, and Pablo Heras-Casado. She also appears at such widely known festivals as Berliner Festspiele, Salzburg, Lucerne, Festival d’ Automne and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Since 2006, she has been professor of violin at Leipzig’s University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy”.