Praised for selfless musicality, brilliance, and keen intelligence, violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann has performed with all the world’s major orchestras and most renowned conductors for more than three decades. His many concert engagements take him to all important concert venues and international music festivals in Europe, the United States, Asia, South America, and Australia.
Mr. Zimmermann’s 2015–16 season highlights include the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the U.S. Premiere of the same work with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic (which co-commissioned the piece), and additional performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He also appears with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and is undertaking a European tour with his string trio.
Also an avid chamber musician and recitalist whose interpretations of Classical, Romantic, and 20th-century repertoire are received with critical and public acclaim, Mr. Zimmermann has formed the Trio Zimmermann with viola player Antoine Tamestit and cellist Christian Poltéra, and his regular recital partners are pianists Enrico Pace, Emanuel Ax, Christian Zacharias, and Piotr Anderzewski. Mr. Zimmermann’s numerous award-winning recordings, which cover a wide and varied range of repertoire, are available on the EMI Classics, Sony Classical, BIS Records, Decca, and ECM Records labels.
Born in Duisburg, Germany, Frank Peter Zimmermann started playing the violin when he was five years old, and performed his first concert with orchestra at ten. He studied with Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff, and Herman Krebbers.
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