Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Lars Vogt, piano
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8pm — NEC’s Jordan Hall
(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present the Tetzlaff Trio, featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, and pianist Lars Vogt on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8pm at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA. This performance is an Aaron Richmond Recital, endowed by Nancy Richmond Winsten and the late Dr. Joseph Winsten in memory of Aaron Richmond, who founded Celebrity Series in 1938. Support for this concert is provided by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Boston. Sponsored by The D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp. Media partner 99.5 WCRB.
Tickets start at $35, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Jordan Hall Box Office.
This performance marks the Celebrity Series of Boston debut for the Tetzlaff Trio. This will be the fourth Celebrity Series performance for Christian Tetzlaff. His first performance was in September 1991 as the violin soloist with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and he was here most recently in recital with Lars Vogt, his Celebrity Series debut, in March 2014. This is Tanja Tetzlaff’s Celebrity Series debut.
Equally at home in both classical and romantic repertoire and 20th-century works, violinist Christian Tetzlaff sets standards with his interpretations of the violin concertos of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Berg, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, and Ligeti as well as his performances of Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas.
The Hamburg-born violinist is a frequent soloist with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Orchestre de Paris, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Christian Tetzlaff was Artist-in-Residence with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2008-09. Christian Tetzlaff was a 2010-11 Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist, an initiative in which musicians are invited to curate a personal concert series in Carnegie and Zankel Halls through collaborations with other musicians and ensembles. Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives included an appearance with the Boston Symphony during which he played concertos by Mozart, Bartok and the New York premiere of a new concerto by Harrison Birtwistle; a play/conduct performance with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; a performance with the Ensemble ACJW led by Sir Simon Rattle; a concert with the Tetzlaff Quartet; and a duo-recital with violinist Antje Weithaas.
Christian Tetzlaff has recorded the following works for various labels: the violin concertos of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Joseph Joachim, Lalo, Szymanowski, and Tchaikovsky, all of Sibelius’s works for violin and orchestra, as well as chamber works by Bartók, Brahms, Schoenberg, Schumann, and Sibelius, with such partners as Tanja Tetzlaff, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Lars Vogt. Christian Tetzlaff has received numerous awards for his recordings, including two Diapasons d’Or, the Edison Award, Midem Classical Award, ECHO Award, and nominations for Grammy Awards. Musical America named him “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2005.
Cellist Tanja Tetzlaff has developed an extensive repertoire including standard works of classical solo and chamber music for cello, as well as compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2011, a recording of cello concertos by Rihm and Toch was released by NEOS. After having successfully participated in many international competitions, Tanja has been performing with world-renowned orchestras. She has collaborated with conductors including Lorin Maazel, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dimtri Kitajenko, Paavo Järvi, Michael Gielen and Heinz Holliger.
Chamber music plays a significant part in Tanja ́s career. She gives regular recitals in concert series and festivals, such as the Heidelberger Frühling, the Festivals in Bergen and Edinburgh, and is a regular guest at the Heimbach Festival. Her chamber music partners are some of the world ́s foremost musicians, including Lars Vogt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Lonquich, Antje Weithaas, Florian Donderer, Baiba and Lauma Skride, and her brother Christian, with whom she founded the Tetzlaff Quartet. Together with Florian Donderer, she organizes a concert series at the Sendesaal Bremen. Tanja Tetzlaff plays a cello by Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini, made in 1776.
Lars Vogt has rapidly established himself as one of the leading pianists 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 over twenty 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.
A keen chamber musician, Lars Vogt is now increasingly working with orchestras both as conductor and directing from the keyboard. Vogt continues to develop his new role as conductor and director from the keyboard working with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Arte del Mondo, Cologne Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia. He also undertakes several chamber projects including recitals with Ian Bostridge at the Edinburgh Festival and with Klaus Maria Brandauer in Vienna; as well as six concerts in North America with Christian Tetzlaff including Chicago, Boston, Montreal and Philadelphia and trios with Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff in Paris, Berlin, Salzburg and Zurich.
In June 1998 he founded his own festival in Heimbach, Germany. Known as “Spannungen,” its huge success has been marked by the release of ten live recordings on EMI. Vogt is also an accomplished and enthusiastic teacher and was recently appointed Professor of Piano at the Hannover Conservatory of Music, succeeding Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, his former teacher and close friend.
SCHUMANN: Trio no.2 in F Major, Opus 80
DVOŘÁK: Trio in E minor, Opus 90, “Dumky”
BRAHMS: Trio no.1 in B Major, Opus 8 – See more at:
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 77-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New York City Opera Company.
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