Christian Tetzlaff has been one of the most sought-after violinists for many years. His concerts are often an existential experience for performer and audiences alike. Old, familiar pieces suddenly appear in a completely new light. Tetzlaff cultivates an unusually broad repertoire, drawing attention on the one hand to neglected masterpieces while at the same time championing major contemporary compositions. Tetzlaff regularly performs with today’s leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and all the major London orchestras. He was Artist in Residence at the Berlin Philharmoniker and, for the 2022/23 season, Artist in Residence at the London Symphony Orchestra.
Previously, this violinist has worked with legendary maestri such as Sergiu Celibidache, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel and Kurt Masur as well as more recently with Paavo Järvi, Barbara Hannigan, Andris Nelsons and Sir Simon Rattle, to name but a few. For his CD recordings, Christian Tetzlaff has won numerous prizes including the annual Deutsche Schallplattenkritik in 2018, the Midem Classical award in 2017 and the Diapason d’or. In 1994, Christian Tetzlaff and his sister Tanja founded their own string quartet and to this day, he is as passionate about chamber music as he is about his solo work. For many years, this extraordinary musician has enjoyed a close friendship with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.