A native of Munich, Carolin Widmann studied with Igor Ozim in Cologne, Michèle Auclair in Boston and David Takeno in London. She regularly appears as a guest artist at such widely known festivals as Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein and Salzburg; she has also performed at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, at the Festival D'Automne in Paris and at the chamber music festivals in Lockenhaus, Heimbach and Jerusalem.
As a soloist Carolin Widmann has appeared with the Gewandhaus-Orchester Leipzig, Orchestre National de France, the L'Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, RSO Vienna, the BBC Symphony Orchestra London, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the China Philharmonic in Beijing, collaborating with conductors Riccardo Chailly, Sir Roger Norrington, Silvain Cambreling, Vladimir Jurowski, Emanuel Krivine, Peter Eötvös and Heinz Holliger.
In the 2012/2013 season Carolin Widmann will be giving her debuts with the Royal Danish Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle in Copenhagen and with the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Ingo Metzmacher in Prague.
She will be “Artist in Residence” with the Duisburger Philharmoniker,
and will also give the world premiere of the new violin concerto by Salvatore Sciarrino, with the Symphonie Orchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks under Jonathan Nott.
In 2006, Carolin Widmann's debut CD, “Reflections I,” was named “Critics' Choice” by the German Record Critics’ Award Association. Since then, her
releases with the ECM label – featuring various chamber music works ranging from Schubert to Xenakis – have received critical acclaim at home and abroad, including the “Diapason d'Or” and the German Record Critics' Award. Widmann's
upcoming ECM project will include Morton Feldman's Violin Concerto.
Beyond her work as a soloist, Carolin Widmann has been a professor for violin at the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy conservatory in Leipzig since 2006 and holds the artistic direction of Germany’s oldest chamber music festival, the
Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker.
Carolin Widmann plays a G.B. Guadagnini violin from 1782.
2012 / 2013
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