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Anne-Sophie Mutter: Bio

Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon: for 40 years the virtuoso has now been a fixture on the international stages of the world's major concert halls, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor and visionary. The year 2017 marks the 40-year anniversary of her debut as a soloist at the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts under Herbert von Karajan's baton, which took place when she was 13, on May 28, 1977.

The four-time Grammy® Award winner is equally committed to the performance of traditional composers as to the future of music: so far she has given world premieres of 25 works – Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutoslawski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm and John Williams have all composed for Anne-Sophie Mutter. Furthermore, she dedicates herself to numerous benefit projects and to supporting tomorrow's musical elite: in the autumn of 1997 she founded the "Association of Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation e.V.", to which the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation was added in 2008. These two charitable institutions provide support for the scholarship recipients, support which is tailored to the fellows' individual needs. Since 2011, Anne-Sophie Mutter has regularly shared the spotlight on stage with her ensemble of fellows, "Mutter's Virtuosi".

CONCERTS IN 2017 - The year 2017, featuring concerts in Europe in North America, reflects the violinist's musical versatility and illustrates her unparalleled rank in the world of classical music. At the Tanglewood Festival, she performs the world premiere of John Williams' work Markings for solo violin, strings and harp. She also appears at the Salzburg Whitsun and Summer Festivals, at the Lucerne Summer Festival and La Scala in Milan, as well as performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Together with "Mutter's Virtuosi" and the exceptional pianist Daniil Trifonov, she performs the Trout Quintet as well as The Four Seasons. Together with her long-standing duo partner Lambert Orkis, she gives recitals in Europe and in North America.

AWARDS - In December 2016, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports awarded her the "Medalla de oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes" (Gold Medal for Merits in the Fine Arts). In January 2015 Anne-Sophie Mutter was named an Honorary Fellow of Keble College at the University of Oxford. In October 2013 she became a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, after winning the medal of the Lutoslawski Society (Warsaw) in January. In 2012 the Atlantic Council bestowed the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award upon her. In 2011 she received the Brahms Prize as well as the Erich Fromm Prize and the Gustav Adolf Prize for her social activism. In 2010 the Technical-Scientific University of Norway in Trondheim bestowed an honorary doctorate upon her; in 2009 she won the European St. Ulrich Award as well as the Cristobal Gabarron Award. In 2008 Anne-Sophie Mutter was the recipient of the International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize as well as the Leipzig Mendelssohn Prize. The violinist has been awarded the German Grand Order of Merit, the French Medal of the Legion of Honour, the Bavarian Order of Merit, the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, and numerous other honors.

Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Club Album - From the Yellow Lounge

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1 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Concerto in G minor op. 8 no. 2  
2 Gershwin: Three Preludes - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso  
3 Gershwin: Three Preludes - Andante con moto e poco rubato  
4 Gershwin: Three Preludes - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso  
5 Tchaikovsky: Melodie - No. 3 op. 42  
6 Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor  
7 Debussy: Golliwogg's Cakewalk  
8 Saint-Saens: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso op. 28  
9 Debussy: Clair de lune  
10 Copland: Hoe-Down  
11 Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria  
12 Arthur Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba  
13 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Concerto in F minor op. 8 no. 4  
14 John Williams: Theme from Schindler's List  
15 Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo in D minor BWV 1043 - Vivace  
16 Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo in D minor BWV 1043 - Largo, ma non tanto  
17 Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo in D minor BWV 1043 - Allegro  
18 Schubert: L'Abeille  
Anne-Sophie Mutter Documentary: A Portrait, clip
Anne Sophie-Mutter, accompanied by Sir Andre Previn, on Late Show with David Letterman

VirtuosoVirtuosoVirtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter created a sensation early this May at Berlin's Neue Heimat venue, recreating the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, when she attracted one of the biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon's ground-breaking "classical-goes-clubbing" series. The evening was recorded live and now the ‎ground-breaking project, co-produced by Deutsche Grammophon and ZDF, is being released in a number of audio and visual formats.

Virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter created a sensation early this May at Berlin's Neue Heimat venue, recreating the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, when she attracted one of the biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon's ground-breaking "classical-goes-clubbing" series. The evening was recorded live and now the ‎ground-breaking project, co-produced by Deutsche Grammophon and ZDF, is being released in a number of audio and visual formats.

"Yellow Lounge is a unique concept," said Mutter after her first performance. "It introduces young people to great music, in intimate settings that really bring performers and listeners close together." May's event lived up to the Yellow Lounge trademarks of a relaxed and unorthodox crowd for classical music, and a deeply intense, up-close-and-personal listening experience.

On stage with Mutter for the concert were her longtime accompanist Lambert Orkis, the Mutter Virtuosi – a hand-picked ensemble of young alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation – and star harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, whose solo debut with Deutsche Grammophon was released this past May. The program spanned three centuries of classical music – from Bach and Vivaldi to Gershwin and John Williams – and was conceived by the violinist exclusively for this Yellow Lounge event and the accompanying album.

On stage with Mutter for the concert were her longtime accompanist Lambert Orkis, the Mutter Virtuosi – a hand-picked ensemble of young alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation – and star harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, whose solo debut with Deutsche Grammophon was released this past May. The program spanned three centuries of classical music – from Bach and Vivaldi to Gershwin and John Williams – and was conceived by the violinist exclusively for this Yellow Lounge event and the accompanying album.violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter created a sensation early this May at Berlin's Neue Heimat venue, 
 
recreating the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, when she attracted one of the 
 
biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon's ground-breaking "classical-goes-clubbing" 
 
series. The evening was recorded live and now the ‎ground-breaking project, co-produced by Deutsche 
 
Grammophon and ZDF, is being released in a number of audio and visual formats.
 
"Yellow Lounge is a unique concept," said Mutter after her first performance. "It introduces young 
 
people to great music, in intimate settings that really bring performers and listeners close together." 
 
May's event lived up to the Yellow Lounge trademarks of a relaxed and unorthodox crowd for classical 
 
music, and a deeply intense, up-close-and-personal listening experience.violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter created a sensation early this May at Berlin's Neue Heimat venue, 
 
recreating the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, when she attracted one of the 
 
biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon's ground-breaking "classical-goes-clubbing" 
 
series. The evening was recorded live and now the ‎ground-breaking project, co-produced by Deutsche 
 
Grammophon and ZDF, is being released in a number of audio and visual formats.
 
"Yellow Lounge is a unique concept," said Mutter after her first performance. "It introduces young 
 
people to great music, in intimate settings that really bring performers and listeners close together." 
 
May's event lived up to the Yellow Lounge trademarks of a relaxed and unorthodox crowd for classical 
 
music, and a deeply intense, up-close-and-personal listening experience.