Viviane Hagner
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Hyperion, Altara, EMI Classics
Short Biography
Violinist Viviane Hagner has won exceptional praise for her intelligent musicality and passionate artistry. She performs with “poise and magnificent assurance” (The Times, London) and “an almost hauntingly masterful display of technique and artistry” (Washington Post), while the Berliner Morgenpost wrote: “Listening to Viviane Hagner play the violin is an enchanting experience … she is both a thoughtful and brilliant violinist. In her playing, she knows how to combine reflection and luminosity in the most striking way.”

Since her debut at the age of thirteen in the legendary joint concert of the Israel and Berlin Philharmonics conducted by Zubin Mehta, Viviane Hagner has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, and London’s Philharmonia, in partnership with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Ricardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, and Pinchas Zukerman. Viviane Hagner has most recently appeared with Tonhalleorchester Zürich under David Zinman, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic under Sakari Oramo, Bamberg Symphony under Jonathan Nott, and Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal under Kent Nagano.

As well as bringing insight and virtuosity to the core concerto repertoire, Viviane Hagner is an ardent advocate of new, neglected and undiscovered music. Composers whose work she champions include Sofia Gubaidulina, Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Witold Lutoslawski
Her most recent recording has been released on the Hyperion label featuring Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerti 4 & 5, and the Canadian company Analekta has released her recording of Unsuk Chin’s Violin Concerto with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Her first solo recording on the Altara label features works by Bartók, Hartmann and Bach.

Since 2013, she has held the same position at Mannheim Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts.

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