Our new release dedicated to works by rising German composer Jörg Widmann (ODE 1215-2) features his violin concerto, which Tetzlaff considers to be among the finest concertos of recent times. The concerto is dedicated to Tetzlaff. Daniel Harding conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Last Spring Ondine released Mozart's sonatas for piano and violin from Christian Tetzlaff and his regular recital partner Lars Vogt. The release met with vast critical acclaim, and was also picked as "Editor's Choice" in Gramophone magazine. The duo will release Robert Schumann's Sonatas for violin and piano in October 2013.
Equally at home performing both Classical and Romantic repertoire, as well as 20th-century works, Christian Tetzlaff sets impeccable standards in his interpretations of the violin concertos of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Berg, Schoenberg, Shostakovich and Ligeti, as well as his performances of Bach's solo sonatas and partitas.
The Hamburg-born violinist is a frequent soloist with international orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Orchestre de Paris, and Boston Symphony Orchestra.He has also been honoured with residencies at Carnegie Hall in New York, London's Wigmore Hall, the Zurich Tonhalle and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Tetzlaff's extensive discography includes the violin concertos of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Joseph Joachim, Lalo, Szymanowski, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Schumann and all of Sibelius's works for violin and orchestra, as well as chamber works by Bartók, Brahms, Schoenberg, Schumann, and Sibelius, with such partners as Tanja Tetzlaff, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Lars Vogt. Christian Tetzlaff has received numerous awards for his recordings, including two Diapasons d´Or, the Edison Award, Midem Classical Award, ECHO Award, and nominations for Grammy Awards. Musical America named him "Instrumentalist of the Year" in 2005.
Christian Tetzlaff plays an instrument by the German violin maker Peter Greiner and teaches regularly at the Kronberg Academy.