Thomas Zehetmair

Biography

Born: November 23, 1961; Salzburg, Austria  
Thomas Zehetmair has fashioned a highly successful and broadly eclectic career. He is a virtuoso violinist of international repute; a chamber player who has founded his own critically acclaimed quartet; a conductor of front-rank status; and a musician whose repertory in any role reaches from Baroque-era fare, particularly J.S. Bach, up through Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms, and extending to Bartók, Schoenberg, and Berg, as well Read more as to contemporary composers like (oboist/composer) Heinz Holliger, Valentin Silvestrov, Isang Yun, and Wilhelm Killmayer. In the concertos of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and other pre-modern composers, Zehetmair often provides his own cadenzas, and in these works and those of Bach he frequently appears as soloist while conducting the orchestra. He also employs certain historic performance practices in early works, having studied such details with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In the chamber realm he has collaborated with world-class musicians like pianists Alfred Brendel and Cyprien Katsaris and violinist Gidon Kremer. As a soloist Zehetmair has appeared with the leading orchestras across the globe, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras; the Dresden State, NHK (Tokyo), Cleveland, and Philadelphia orchestras; and the Boston Symphony. Zehetmair the conductor has led mainly chamber ensembles, including the Camerata Bern and Northern Sinfonia. He has made numerous recordings spread over a variety of labels, including EMI, Philips, Teldec, Warner Classics, Avie, Berlin Classics, and others.

Thomas Zehetmair was born in Salzburg, Austria, on November 23, 1961. He began violin lessons at five with his parents, both talented violinists. His advanced studies were at the Salzburg Mozarteum under his father, Helmut. He took further instruction on the violin from Nathan Milstein and Max Rostal.

Zehetmair worked busily at establishing an international reputation throughout the 1980s, and by 1990 was regularly appearing to acclaim at major concert venues from New York to Berlin to Tokyo. In 1993 he took on his first conducting post when he became co-director of the Camerata Bern. The following year he founded the Zehetmair Quartet, thereafter dividing his time among solo performances, chamber concerts, and conducting.

Zehetmair became music director of the Northern Sinfonia, beginning with the 2002-2003 season. Among Zehetmair's later recordings are the 2005 Berlin Classics CD of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with the Camerata Bern, and the 2007 Avie recording of the Schumann Fourth Symphony and Brahms Violin Concerto, where Zehetmair appears with the Northern Sinfonia both as soloist (in the Brahms) and conductor. Read less
Bartok: Violin Concertos / Zehetmair, Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
Release Date: 06/25/2013   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 9436   Number of Discs: 1
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Bach: Violin Concertos / Zehetmair, Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Release Date: 05/28/2013   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 94666   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: November 23, 1961; Salzburg, Austria  
Thomas Zehetmair has fashioned a highly successful and broadly eclectic career. He is a virtuoso violinist of international repute; a chamber player who has founded his own critically acclaimed quartet; a conductor of front-rank status; and a musician whose repertory in any role reaches from Baroque-era fare, particularly J.S. Bach, up through Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms, and extending to Bartók, Schoenberg, and Berg, as well Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 2. Larghetto
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
I. Andante sostenuto
II. Allegro giocoso
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante tranquillo
III. Allegro molto (second version)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. (Allegro)
II. Largo
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
III. Danza pastorale: Allegro
I. Allegro non moto
II. Adagio - Presto
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Presto
II. Largo
III. Presto
I. Largo e spiccato - Allegro non molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
Concerto grosso No.10 in D minor Op.6 HWV328 : I Overture - Allegro - Lentement
Concerto grosso No.10 in D minor Op.6 HWV328 : II Air - Lent
Concerto grosso No.10 in D minor Op.6 HWV328 : III Allegro
Concerto grosso No.10 in D minor Op.6 HWV328 : IV Allegro
Concerto grosso No.10 in D minor Op.6 HWV328 : V Allegro moderato
Haydn : Violin Concerto in C major Hob.VIIa No.1 : I Allegro moderato
Haydn : Violin Concerto in C major Hob.VIIa No.1 : II Adagio
Haydn : Violin Concerto in C major Hob.VIIa No.1 : III Finale - Presto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 1, Op.35: Vivace assai - Tempo comodo: andantino - Subito vivace assai -
Violin Concerto No. 1, Op.35: Vivace scherzando (Fig. 52) - Tempo comodo: allegretto - Vivace -
Violin Concerto No. 1, Op.35: Cadenza (Vivace) - Allegro moderato - Lento assai
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op.61: Moderato - Andante sostenuto - Tempo I - Cadenza -
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op.61: Allegramente, molto energico (Fig. 26) -
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op.61: Andantino molto tranquillo (Fig. 40) -Tempo I (Allegramente, animato)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 2. Larghetto
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non moto
II. Adagio - Presto
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Presto
II. Largo
III. Presto
I. Largo e spiccato - Allegro non molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout" - 1. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout" - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout" - 3. Scherzo (Presto)
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout" - 4. Thema - Andantino - Variazioni I-V - Allegretto
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout" - 5. Finale (Allegro giusto)
Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478 - 3. Rondo (Allegro moderato)


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