Anne-Sophie Mutter is a beautiful and talented violinist known for her technical mastery, her unique expression, and her fiery individualism. Anne-Sophie made her public debut on stage in 1976 at the Lucerne Festival, playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. She debuted at the Salzburg Festival in 1977, with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim. And in 1978, Anne-Sophie Mutter made her first recording, of the Mozart Third and Fifth violin concerti with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Anne-Sophie Mutter is respected and well-known for her classical repertoire, as we still remember fondly her brilliant 1998 recording of the complete set of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas. These performances were filmed and broadcast on television in several countries, and are currently available on dvd. But as well, Anne-Sophie is particularly celebrated for her emphasis on contemporary works, having had many current compositions composed specifically for her, including by André Previn, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Sofia Gubaidulina. We have always admired, and still do, Anne-Sophie Mutter’s brilliant intellectualism, her passionate beauty, and her refined and inspired artistry.
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Date of Birth: June 29, 1963
Place of Birth: Rheinfelden, Germany
Star Sign: Cancer
Name at Birth: Anne-Sophie Mutter