Christoph Poppen

Biography

Born: 1956; Münster, Heilsbronn, Germany  
Christoph Poppen is highly regarded as a teacher, violinist, and conductor championing music written after 1900.

He began taking violin lessons at an early age, and at 14 he won the International Kocian Competition of Czechoslovakia. He attended the Robert Schumann Institute of Düsseldorf and graduated in 1976. By then he had already won the 1975 Preis der Kulturkreises im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie. He continued his violin
Read more studies with Joseph Gingold, Oscar Shumsky, and Nathan Milstein. In 1977, he won the International Vaclav Huml Violin Competition in Zagreb, and in 1983, the Rudolf Lipizer Competition in Gorizia and the Carl Flesch Competition in London.

He founded the Cherubini String Quartet in 1978 and was its first violinist. The quartet won he Karl Klingler Prize in Hannover in 1979 and the first prize of the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France in 1981.

Poppen toured in his own right and as a member of the Cherubini Quartet, visiting most of the major European concert venues, appearing with major orchestras and on several radio and television broadcasts. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany, as professor of violin and chamber music and quickly became well known as an violin pedagogue. In 1989, he accepted the position of artistic director of the Detmold Chamber Orchestra and began to establish a reputation as conductor. He left Detmold in 1995 to become a professor at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, also serving as its president (1996 - 2000), and artistic director of the Munich Chamber Orchestra. With the orchestra, he has recorded the complete Joseph Haydn violin concertos with his former pupil Isabelle Faust on the PAN Classics label and the small orchestra music of Karl Amadeus Hartmann on ECM. In 2002, he and the Hilliard Ensemble collaborated on the album Morimur.

Poppen has guest conducted widely in Europe. Among the orchestras he has led are the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Saarbrücken and Hannover radio symphony orchestras, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Finland, the Hilversum (Holland) Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, and the Bamberg Symphony.

At the turn of the century, he branched into operatic leadership, conducting Mozart's Magic Flute at the Tyrolean State Theater in Innsruck, Austria, and returning there to lead Rossini's Otello. In 2001 he was named artistic director of Munich's ARD International Music Competition. Read less

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Biography

Born: 1956; Münster, Heilsbronn, Germany  
Christoph Poppen is highly regarded as a teacher, violinist, and conductor championing music written after 1900.

He began taking violin lessons at an early age, and at 14 he won the International Kocian Competition of Czechoslovakia. He attended the Robert Schumann Institute of Düsseldorf and graduated in 1976. By then he had already won the 1975 Preis der Kulturkreises im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie. He continued his violin
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. -
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Vivace
II. Largo ma non tanto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo ovvero Adagio
III. Allegro
I. [Allegro]
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 44: I. Allegro brillante
Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op.44: II. In modo d'una marcia
Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op.44: III. Scherzo (Molto vivace) & Trios I and II
Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op.44: IV. Finale (Allegro ma non troppo)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op.41 No. 2: I. Allegro vivace
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op.41 No. 2: II. Andante quasi Variazioni
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op.41 No. 2: III. Scherzo (Presto)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op.41 No. 2: IV. Allegro molto vivace
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op.41 No. 3: I. Andante espressivo - Allegro molto moderato
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op.41 No. 3: II. Assai agitato - Un poco adagio - Tempo risoluto
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op.41 No. 3: III. Adagio molto
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op.41 No. 3: IV. Allegro molto vivace
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: Thème. Modéré
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: Thème. Modéré
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: I. Variation: Modéré
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: I. Variation: Modéré
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: II. Variation: Un peu moins modéré
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: II. Variation: Un peu moins modéré
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: III. Variation: Modéré, avec éclat
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: III. Variation: Modéré, avec éclat
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: IV. Variation: Vif et passioné
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: IV. Variation: Vif et passioné
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: V. Variation: Trés modéré
Thème et Variations pour Violon et Piano: V. Variation: Trés modéré
Quartett in D für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285: Allegro
Quartett in D für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285: Allegro
Quartett in D für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285: Adagio
Quartett in D für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285: Adagio
Quartett in D für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285: RONDEAU - Allegretto
Quartett in D für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285: RONDEAU - Allegretto
Quartett in G für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285a: Andante
Quartett in G für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285a: Andante
Quartett in G für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285a: Tempo di Menuetto
Quartett in G für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285a: Tempo di Menuetto
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Allegro
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Allegro
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): THEMA - Andantino
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): THEMA - Andantino
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. I
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. I
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. II
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. II
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. III
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. III
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. IV
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. IV
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. V
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. V
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. VI
Quartett in C für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV Anh.171 (285b): Var. VI
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: THEMA - Andante
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: THEMA - Andante
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. I
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. I
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. II
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. II
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. III
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. III
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. IV - THEMA
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: Var. IV - THEMA
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: MENUETTO - Trio - Da capo Menuetto
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: MENUETTO - Trio - Da capo Menuetto
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: RONDEAU - Allegretto grazioso, ma non troppo presto, però non troppo adagio. Così-così con molto garbo ed espessione
Quartett in A für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 298: RONDEAU - Allegretto grazioso, ma non troppo presto, però non troppo adagio. Così-così con molto garbo ed espessione


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