Viviane Hagner

Viviane Hagner

Co-Founder and Artistic Director: Krzyzowa-Music

"a spine chilling recital, an almost hauntingly masterful display of technique and artistry"

Washington Post

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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.


Full Biography

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. The 2016/17 season sees Hagner return to the Iceland, Porto and São Paolo Symphony Orchestras as well as the Hallé Orchestra and the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

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 as afield as South Korea. Other world premieres include Simon Holt’s Violin Concerto in 2006 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Nott.

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 has 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. 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.

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Viviane Hagner with Ulster Orchestra

February 23rd, 2017

Viviane steps in to perform Brahms with Rafael Payare

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Hagner and Hecker in Amsterdam

January 23rd, 2017

The artists perform a duo recital at the Concertgebouw

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Viviane Hagner plays Bridgewater Hall

December 6th, 2016

Hagner performs Brahms with the Hallé Orchestra

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Krzyżowa-Music 2016

August 22nd, 2016

Artistic Director Viviane Hagner at the second Krzyżowa Festival

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Viviane performs Unsuk Chin’s Violin Concerto in Glasgow

April 4th, 2016

Concerto dedicatee gives the second UK performance for Unsuk Chin focus.

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Discography & Repertoire

Artist Manager

Roderick Thomson (London)
020 7636 5451

Assistant Artist Manager

Alice Boulton (London)
020 7636 5450