"a spine chilling recital, an almost hauntingly masterful display of technique and artistry"
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Viviane Hagner performs with the world’s great orchestras and as a committed chamber musician regularly appears at international festivals and venues. She is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Krzyzowa-Music in Poland. Concerto appearances include the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia and Vienna Symphony, with conductors such as Abbado, Ashkenazy, Barenboim, Chailly, Chung, Eschenbach, Nagano and Salonen. Hagner is also an ardent advocate of new, neglected and undiscovered music; with Kent Nagano she gave the world premiere and recorded Unsuk Chin’s Violin Concerto.
Munich-born violinist Viviane Hagner has won exceptional praise for her highly intelligent musicality and passionate artistry. Since making her international debut at the age of 12, and a year later participating in the legendary ‘joint concert’ of the Israel and Berlin Philharmonics (conducted by Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv), Viviane Hagner has acquired a depth and maturity in her playing that is reflected in her serene stage presence and magnificent assurance.
Appearing with the world’s great orchestras, Viviane Hagner’s concerto appearances include the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, New York Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Working with conductors such as Ashkenazy, Barenboim, Eschenbach and Salonen, other concert highlights include Berg’s Chamber Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano and Mari Kodama; a Carnegie Hall appearance with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and performances with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. This season she joins the Weimar Staatskapelle for a tour of Spain and is re-invited to the Hallé Orchestra to perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Karina Canellakis. She also visits London to appear with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Pinchas Zukerman.
As well as bringing insight and virtuosity to the central concerto repertoire, Viviane Hagner is an ardent advocate of new, neglected and undiscovered music, championing composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Witold Lutoslawski. Dedicatee of Unsuk Chin’s Violin Concerto, she gave the world premiere in 2002 with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Kent Nagano, and has since given performances across Europe, the US and as far afield as Brazil. This season Viviane gives the Asian premiere of Anders Hillborg’s second violin concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
A committed chamber musician, Hagner regularly appears in concert halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels and the Zurich Tonhalle. Performing at festivals across the world, past invitations include the Ravello Festival, Salzburg Easter Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.
On disc, the Hyperion label issued Hagner’s performances of Vieuxtemps Violin Concerti 4 & 5, whilst the Canadian company Analekta released her recording of Unsuk Chin’s Violin Concerto with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Her performance of Christian Jost’s TiefenRausch conducted by the composer with the Essen Philharmonic was released by the Capriccio label to critical acclaim.
Viviane Hagner dedicates herself to outreach activities for audiences of all ages. She is a founder and Artistic Director of Krzyżowa-Music, an ambitious festival promoting the exchange of ideas and culture whilst allowing young and aspiring musicians the opportunity to live, rehearse and perform with internationally-acclaimed artists. Residing in Berlin where she grew up, Viviane has been Professor at the Mannheim Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts since 2013.