• Thu. 13.02.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • France
    ·Paris
    ·Théâtre des Champs Elysées

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven

Programme

    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Violin concerto in D major op. 61
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92

Director and Concertmaster

Florian Donderer

Florian Donderer is first violin of Signum Quartet, one of the most adventurous and outstanding string quartets of today, as well as longstanding concertmaster of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. He is a versatile musician, highly valued as chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster and conductor, collaborating with distinguished musicians such as Paavo Järvi, Steven Isserlis, Lars Vogt, Viktoria Mullova, Elisabeth Leonskaja and his wife and brother in law, Tanja and Christian Tetzlaff.

Florian Donderer is frequent guest at major festivals such as Bergen Festspielen, Beethovenfest Bonn, Festwochen Berlin, Schwetzinger Festspiele and is core member at ›Spannungen‹, one of Germany’s most prominent music festivals, founded by Pianist Lars Vogt. Concerts with Signum Quartet have taken him to international podia from Berlin‘s Boulez-Saal and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to London’s Wigmore Hall and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Florian Donderer is especially renowned as an artistic leader, directing orchestras from the concertmaster’s desk. Top Chamber Orchestras such as Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Bern, invite him as director and soloist. Last year‘s recording ›Haydn and Bach Cello Concertos‹ with Steven Isserlis, Florian Donderer and The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen has received a Grammy Nomination. He made his debut as conductor with Ensemble Oriol and Christiane Oelze at Berlin Philharmonic Hall, followed by a CD recording with Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen and Tanja Tetzlaff. He has conducted among others the Kammerakademie Neuss, the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim and Festival Strings Lucerne. This year Florian Donderer has taken on the position of artistic director of the chamber music festival of the city of Rottweil, one of Germany’s longest standing festivals. With his wife, Tanja Tetzlaff he is curating a chamber music series at Sendesaal Bremen.

He plays a violin built by German Violinmaker Peter Greiner in 2003 and bows by Nico Plog from Antwerp.

Violin

Christian Tetzlaff

Christian Tetzlaff, born in 1966, has been one of the most sought-after violinists and most exciting musicians of the classical world for many years. What makes this musician so unique – apart from his great talent on the violin – is that he plays exactly what’s on the page. He understands the music as a language and reads the great works as intense narratives. This being so, his concerts often become existential experiences – for audiences and performers alike. Thus, Tetzlaff maintains an unusually broad repertoire and continues to draw attention to otherwise forgotten masterpieces.

Trained at Lubeck Music College, this violinist performs across the world with the most well-known orchestras and conductors of our time. He has been Artist in Residence with (for example) the New York Met and as often appeared with the Vienna and the New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the great London orchestras. His close relationship with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen goes back many years. An award-winning solo artist, Tetzlaff is also passionate about chamber music. His own string quartet – in which his sister Tanja also plays – has been awarded a number of awards including the Diapason d’Or.

Tetzlaff opened the 2019/2020 season at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival with a sold-out solo recital in the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall, as well as appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic at the Music Festival Baden Baden and with the Metropolitan Orchestra New York.  He is appearing with the Tetzlaff Quartet in a number of performances including at the Alten Oper Frankfurt, the Philharmonie Berlin, in the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and in London’s Wigmore Hall.

Director and Concertmaster

Florian Donderer

Florian Donderer is first violin of Signum Quartet, one of the most adventurous and outstanding string quartets of today, as well as longstanding concertmaster of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. He is a versatile musician, highly valued as chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster and conductor, collaborating with distinguished musicians such as Paavo Järvi, Steven Isserlis, Lars Vogt, Viktoria Mullova, Elisabeth Leonskaja and his wife and brother in law, Tanja and Christian Tetzlaff.

Florian Donderer is frequent guest at major festivals such as Bergen Festspielen, Beethovenfest Bonn, Festwochen Berlin, Schwetzinger Festspiele and is core member at ›Spannungen‹, one of Germany’s most prominent music festivals, founded by Pianist Lars Vogt. Concerts with Signum Quartet have taken him to international podia from Berlin‘s Boulez-Saal and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to London’s Wigmore Hall and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Florian Donderer is especially renowned as an artistic leader, directing orchestras from the concertmaster’s desk. Top Chamber Orchestras such as Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Bern, invite him as director and soloist. Last year‘s recording ›Haydn and Bach Cello Concertos‹ with Steven Isserlis, Florian Donderer and The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen has received a Grammy Nomination. He made his debut as conductor with Ensemble Oriol and Christiane Oelze at Berlin Philharmonic Hall, followed by a CD recording with Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen and Tanja Tetzlaff. He has conducted among others the Kammerakademie Neuss, the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim and Festival Strings Lucerne. This year Florian Donderer has taken on the position of artistic director of the chamber music festival of the city of Rottweil, one of Germany’s longest standing festivals. With his wife, Tanja Tetzlaff he is curating a chamber music series at Sendesaal Bremen.

He plays a violin built by German Violinmaker Peter Greiner in 2003 and bows by Nico Plog from Antwerp.