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
Schumann: Violin Concerto, Piano Trio / Faust, Queyras...
Release Date: 03/10/2015   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 902196   Number of Discs: 1
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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