World renowned German violinist Christian Tetzlaff to perform in Hanoi

The Tokyo-based NHK Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at Hanoi Opera House on September 7 with the participation of world renowned German violinist Christian Tetzlaff.
Violinist Christian Tetzlaff
Violinist Christian Tetzlaff

The concert that will be conducted by Michiyoshi Inoue, one of Japan’s leading conductors aims to mark the 45th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam.

Christian Tetzlaff was born in 1966 in Hamburg and now lives in Berlin. He has been one of the most sought-after violinists and exciting musicians on the classical music scene for many years.

“The greatest performance of the work I’ve ever heard,” Tim Ashley wrote in the Guardian about his interpretation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Daniel Harding. In the Frankfurter Rundschau Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich called it virtually a “rediscovery” of this frequently played work.

Concerts with Christian Tetzlaff often become an existential experience for interpreter and audience alike; old familiar works suddenly appear in an entirely new light. In addition, he frequently turns his attention to forgotten masterpieces like Joseph Joachim’s Violin Concerto, and attempts to perform new works in the concert, such as the Violin Concerto by Jörg Widmann.

He has given approximately 100 concerts every year.

Christian Tetzlaff served as Artist in Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic, participated in a concert series over several seasons with New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under James Levine.

He appears regularly as a guest of ensembles, such as the Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and London’s leading orchestras. He has worked with leading conductors like Andris Nelsons, Robin Ticciati and Vladimir Jurowski.