Anne-Sophie Mutter

Biography

Photo by Anja Frers / DG

Ever since her debut performance in Salzburg in 1977, Anne-Sophie Mutter has been considered one of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time.

Life and Music

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter was born in Rheinfelden in Baden. She embarked on her international career as a soloist in 1976 at the Lucerne Festival and a year later made her Salzburg debut at the Whitsun Concerts under Herbert von Karajan.
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter has performed concerts in all the major music centres of Europe, the USA and Asia. In addition to performing major traditional works she has continually treated her audiences to new and innovative repertoires: chamber music and orchestral works presented on equal terms.
  • In 2011, Anne-Sophie was awarded the Brahms prize and the Erich-Fromm prize and the Gustav-Adolf prize for her social involvement. In 2010 the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim awarded her an honorary doctorate.
  • The violinist has also received the Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz (Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany), the French Order of the Legion of Honour, the Bavarian Order of Honour, the Großes Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen (Grand Austrian State Decoration of Honour) as well as numerous other awards.

Did you know?
Anne-Sophie also uses her popularity for charity projects, staging several charity concerts each year. She also supports the development of young, exceptionally talented musicians.

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.4

Music

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