Isabelle Faust

Biography

Born: 1972; Esslingen, Germany  
Isabelle Faust is one of the most impressive violinists of the generation that emerged in the 1990s. She is known for exceptional technique and strong interpretive instincts.

She began taking violin lessons when she was five years old. By the time she was in her teens, she studied with the teachers Denes Zsigmondy and Christoph Poppen.

She began entering major international competitions and in 1987 won the International Leopold
Read more Mozart Competition of Augsberg (Leopold Mozart's hometown). Although she was the youngest entrant, she won the First Prize. In 1990, the City of Rovigo granted her its Premio Quadrivio Prize.

In 1993, she entered the Paganini Competition of Genoa and took First Prize, becoming the first German violinist ever to win it.

A busy concert career ensued. Over the next few years, she appeared with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Lord Yehudi Menuhin, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the German Chamber Philharmonic of Bremen, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salzburg Camerata, the London Philharmonic, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Stuttgart, Cologne, Hannover, and Saarbrücken, and the orchestra of the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

She made her U.S. debut in 1995 with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Joseph Silverstein.

Faust is also an avid recitalist and chamber musician and has performed in Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich, Paris, Bonn, Bratislava, Brussels, Zürich, Milan, Tokyo, London, and Osaka and locations in the United States and Israel. Among her recital partners have been Clemens Hagen, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Bruno Canino, Stephen Isserlis, Bruno Giuranna, Boris Pergamenschikov, and Joseph Silverstein.

She has appeared at several major music festivals, including the Lockenhaus, Bad Kissingen, Berlin, Delft, Colmar, Schleswig-Holstein, the Rheingau Music Festival of Wiesbaden, Schwetzingen, Lyon, Sarasota (Florida), and Lanaudičre Canada.

She made her debut album in 1997, playing the Bartók Solo Violin Sonata and Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, with Ewa Kupiec, on the Harmonia Mundi label. This recording won the Gramophone Award of that year for "Young Artist of the Year," citing her "combination of musical intuition and technical finesse. Harmonia Mundi followed that success by engaging her to record other Bartók violin music, including the Second Violin and Piano Sonata. She recorded the complete Haydn Violin Concertos on the PAN Classics label with the Munich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christoph Poppen (her former teacher), and planned to record the complete violin sonatas of Robert Schumann.

Her instrument, loaned by the Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg, is the Stradivarius violin of 1704 known as the "Sleeping Beauty Violin." Read less
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  • 1.
    Schumann: Violin Concerto, Piano Trio / Faust, Queyras...
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902196 Release Date: 03/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras,  Isabelle Faust,  Alexander Melnikov
    Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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    Memorial Concert For Claudio Abbado
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 20319 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert,  Alban Berg,  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Andris Nelsons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
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    Memorial Concert For Claudio Abbado [blu-ray]
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 10319 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert,  Alban Berg,  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Andris Nelsons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
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    Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Trio Op.65 [cd+2015 Catalogue]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2901833 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Alexander Melnikov,  Jean-Guihen Queyras
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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    Hindemith: Sonatas for… / Melnikov, Faust...
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 905271 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Alexander Melnikov,  Theunis Van der Zwart,  Alexander Rudin,  Gerard Costes  ... 
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  • 6.
    Moderne
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908710 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Francis Poulenc,  Maurice Ravel,  Erik Satie  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras,  Alexandre Tharaud,  Ronald Van Spaendonck,  Eric Le Sage  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrea Quinn
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    Lancino: Violin Concerto, Prelude & Death Of Virgil / Faust, Monti, Tamayo, Schwarz
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 573204 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thierry Lancino
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Matteo de Monti
    Conductor:  Arturo Tamayo,  Gerard Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra,  French National Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Brahms: Complete Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94860 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 58
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim,  Cécile Ousset,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Emmy Verhey  ... 
    Conductor:  Jaap Van Zweden,  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos,  Günther Herbig,  Heinz Bongartz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra,  Radio Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2,
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902125 Release Date: 02/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Jean-Guihen Queyras,  Alexander Melnikov
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  • 10.
    Brahms - Romanticism & Formal Genius
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908401 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Alessandro Carbonare,  Luc Héry,  Florence Binder,  Nicolas Böne  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe,  Kent Nagano,  Jiri Belohlávek,  Daniel Harding  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra,  La Chapelle Royale Paris  ... 
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    Brahms: Complete Chamber Music
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94381 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Derek Han,  Isabelle Faust,  Bruno Giuranna,  Alain Meunier  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandis String Quartet,  Tokyo String Quartet,  Nash Ensemble  ... 
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  • 12.
    Bartok: Violin Concertos No 1 & 2 / Isabelle Faust, Daniel Harding, Swedish Radio Symphony
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902146 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Bach: Complete Orchestral Works / Helmuth Rilling
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98009 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Carol Wincenc,  Christoph Poppen,  Isabelle Faust,  Robert Levin  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra,  Oregon Bach Festival Chamber Orchestra,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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    Janacek: Violin Sonata; Lutoslawski: Partita; Szymanowski: Mythes
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 1951793 Release Date: 03/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leos Janácek,  Witold Lutoslawski,  Karol Szymanowski
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Ewa Kupiec
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  • 15.
    Weber: Violin Sonatas; Piano Quartet / I & B Faust, Schmidt,  Melnikov
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902108 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Alexander Melnikov,  Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt,  Boris Faust
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  • 16.
    Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol 2 / Isabelle Faust
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902124 Release Date: 09/12/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust
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    Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets / Faust, Giuranna, Meunier, Han
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 930404 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Bruno Giuranna,  Alain Meunier,  Isabelle Faust,  Derek Han
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  • 18.
    Beethoven, Berg: Violin Concertos / Isabelle Faust, Claudio Abbado
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902105 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Alban Berg
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart
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    Shostakovich: Piano Concerto, Violin Sonata / Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902104 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Alexander Melnikov,  Isabelle Faust
    Conductor:  Teodor Currentzis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Violin Sonatas & Concertos Of Beethoven, Schubert, Bartok, Martinu / Isabelle Faust
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908454 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert,  Béla Bartók,  Bohuslav Martinu
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Alexander Melnikov,  Ewa Kupiec
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto, String Sextet No 2 / Faust, Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902075 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Stefan Fehlandt,  Julia Maria Kretz,  Pauline Sachse  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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    Bartok: Violin Sonatas / Isabelle Faust
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 508334 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Florent Boffard,  Isabelle Faust,  Ewa Kupiec
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  • 23.
    Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol 1 / Isabelle Faust
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902059 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust
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    Beethoven: Complete Sonatas For Piano & Violin / Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902025 Release Date: 09/08/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Isabelle Faust,  Alexander Melnikov
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    Mendelssohn, Enescu: Octets For Strings / Tetzlaff, Faust, Weithaas, Batiashvili
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553163 Release Date: 09/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  George Enescu
    Performer:  Quirine Viersen,  Rachel Roberts,  Christian Tetzlaff,  Tanja Tetzlaff  ... 
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Biography

Born: 1972; Esslingen, Germany  
Isabelle Faust is one of the most impressive violinists of the generation that emerged in the 1990s. She is known for exceptional technique and strong interpretive instincts.

She began taking violin lessons when she was five years old. By the time she was in her teens, she studied with the teachers Denes Zsigmondy and Christoph Poppen.

She began entering major international competitions and in 1987 won the International Leopold
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. In kräftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
II. Langsam
III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell
I. Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch
II. Ziemlich langsam
III. Rasch
IV. Kräftig, mit Humor
I. Vivace
II. Largo ma non tanto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce
III. Tempo di Allabreve
I. -
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. [Allegro]
II. Largo
III. Presto
I. [Allegro]
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Sonata Op.10 No.6 in C Major: I. Allegro con fuoco
Sonata Op.10 No.6 in C Major: II. Largo
Sonata Op.10 No.6 in C Major: III. Polacca
Sonata Op.10 No.3 in G Major: I. Air Russe - Allegretto moderato
Sonata Op.10 No.3 in G Major: II. Rondo - Presto
Sonata Op.10 No.4 in E Flat Major: I. Moderato
Sonata Op.10 No.4 in E Flat Major: II. Rondo - Vivace
Quartet for violin, viola, violoncello and fortepiano, Op.8in B Flat Major: I. Allegro con fuoco
Quartet for violin, viola, violoncello and fortepiano, Op.8in B Flat Major: II. Adagio ma non troppo
Quartet for violin, viola, violoncello and fortepiano, Op.8in B Flat Major: III. Menuetto. Allegro
Quartet for violin, viola, violoncello and fortepiano, Op.8in B Flat Major: IV. Finale. Presto
Sonata Op.10 No.2 in G major: II. Adagio
Sonata Op.10 No.2 in G major: III. Air Polonais - Rondo Allegro
Sonata Op.10 No.5 in A Major: I. Tema dell'Opera Silvana - Andante con moto
Sonata Op.10 No.5 in A Major: II. Finale - Siciliano - Allegretto
Sonata op.10 No.1 in F Major: I. Allegro
Sonata op.10 No.1 in F Major: II. Romanze - Larghetto
Sonata op.10 No.1 in F Major: III. Rondo - Amabile
I. Adagio
II. Fuga. Allegro
III. Siciliana
IV. Presto
I. Allemanda
II. Double
III. Corrente
IV. Double
V. Sarabande
VI. Double
VII. Tempo di Borea
VIII. Double
I. Grave
II. Fuga
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo
III. Andante con moto
IV. Rondo alla zingarese
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scherzo: Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro comodo
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Poco adagio
III. Scherzo: Poco allegro
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Andante - Allegretto
II. Allegro - Adagio
I. Allegro ma non troppo - Adagio
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
I. Allegro non troppo
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo
III. Poco adagio
IV. Poco allegro
I. Allemanda
II. Corrente
III. Sarabanda
IV. Giga
V. Ciaccona
I. Adagio
II. Fuga
III. Largo
IV. Allegro assai
I. Preludio
II. Loure
III. Gavotte en Rondeau
IV. Menuet I - V. Menuet II
V. VI. Bourée
VI. VII. Gigue
Choses vues ŕ droite et ŕ gauche (sans lunettes): Choral hypocrite
Choses vues ŕ droite et ŕ gauche (sans lunettes): Fugue ŕ tâtons
Choses vues ŕ droite et ŕ gauche (sans lunettes): Fantaisie musculaire
I. Andante - Poco piů animato
II. Scherzo. Allegro - Molto meno Allegro
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Finale. Allegro con brio
I. Vivace ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto moderato
I. Andante [Poco Allegro - Moderato/Andante]
II. Andante moderato
III. Poco allegro
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo (Allegro)
I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
II. Andante con variazioni
III. Finale - Presto
Concerto pour violon et orchestre: I. Appassionato
Concerto pour violon et orchestre: II. Largo
Concerto pour violon et orchestre: III. Allegramente
I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Andantino
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo presto
III. Andantino
IV. Allegro vivace
Rondo brillant en si mineur, Op. 70, D.895: Andante
Rondo brillant en si mineur, Op. 70, D.895: Allegro
I. Lento maestoso - Allegro quasi doppio movimento
II. Poco Adagio - Vivace non troppo
III. Andante - Vivace non troppo
IV. Andante moderato - Allegretto scherzando
V. Allegro
VI. Lento maestoso - Vivace