Tetzlaff and Vogt

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm 8:00 PM (changed due to artists' travel delay)
Mike Lazarids Theatre of Ideas - Perimeter Institute

Acclaimed world violinist Christian Tetzlaff is back by popular demand! His solo performance several years ago completely entranced our audience and left us wanting more. Knowing how busy his schedule is, Perimeter jumped at the opportunity to book him again, this time with his long-time collaborator pianist, Lars Vogt.

An artist known for his musical integrity, technical assurance, and intelligent, compelling interpretations, Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation.

This concert will be a night to remember. Join us.


Beethoven:  Sonata No. 7 in c, Op. 30/2
Bartók:  Violin Sonata No. 2, BB 85
Mozart:  Sonata in F, K. 377/374e
Schubert:  Rondo in b, D. 895

(All programme is subject to change.)


Christian Tetzlaff, violin

For nearly 30 years Christian Tetzlaff has enjoyed a fulfilled concert life performing over 100 concerts each season to audiences worldwide.

A typical highlight in the new season 2015/2016 will be appearances in Leipzig, London, Paris and Vienna with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly performing Mozart’s violin concerto no. 3.

Besides this he performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Eschenbach) in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (Järvi) in Frankfurt as well as in Hamburg and with the Budapest Festival Orchestra (Saraste), the Israel Philharmonic (Noseda) and the Staatskapelle Dresden (Honeck).

During 2015/16 season he also tours with his own string quartet, the Tetzlaff Quartett, as well as with other chamber music groups; with Lars Vogt and his sister Tanja Tetzlaff as a trio on a summer festivals’ tour and for a USA tour later in the season. With Leif Ove Andsnes, Clemens Hagen and Tabea Zimmermann they perform Brahms quartets on tour in Europe and America, and he leads a chamber music week at Toppan Hall, Tokyo.

Bach’s sonatas and partitas are an important feature of Tetzlaff’s concert life. This season he will play all the sonatas and partitas in one evening in Tokyo, Kioi Hall as well as Bach’s home, at the Bachfest Leipzig in the Thomas church.

In USA he returns to the Tanglewood festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Susanna Mälkki), the Philadelphia Orchestra (Fabio Luisi) as well as to the Minnesota Orchestra (Osmo Vänskä).

Christian Tetzlaff has already recorded the most frequently played works for the violin. Adding to this, he recently released the Brahms Trios with Lars Vogt and Tanja Tetzlaff and a recording of the violin concertos by Shostakovich with the Helsinki Philharmonic / John Storgårds with the Ondine label. In autumn 2015 a new recording of Dvorak and Suk with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under John Storgårds is planned.

Christian Tetzlaff plays a violin made by German violinmaker Peter Greiner and teaches regularly at the Kronberg Academy near Frankfurt.

Lars Vogt

Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, he first came to public attention when he won second prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has enjoyed a varied career for nearly twenty-five years.   His versatility as an artist ranges from the core classical repertoire of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms to the romantics Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov through to the dazzling Lutoslawski concerto. Lars Vogt is now increasingly working with orchestras both as conductor and directing from the keyboard. In September 2015 he took up his post as Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage, Gateshead reflecting this new development in his career. Highlights of their inaugural season together include presenting the series’ ‘Reclaiming Mozart’ and ‘Sibelius and the Musical North’ as well as various chamber projects.

During his prestigious career Lars Vogt has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Staatskapelle, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Orchestre de Paris. He has collaborated with some of the world’s most prestigious conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Claudio Abbado and Andris Nelsons.  His special relationship with the Berlin Philharmonic has continued with regular collaborations following his appointment as their first ever “pianist in Residence” in 2003/4.