L. VAN BEETHOVEN:
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61
Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’, Op. 55
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae
Tomàs Grau, conductor
HONOUR AND THANKS
To close the season, the OCM Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor, Tomàs Grau, have the immense honour of inviting one of the best violinists in history, the wonderful Anne-Sophie Mutter. Since being discovered at the age of thirteen by Herbert von Karajan, Anne-Sophie Mutter’s career has been marked by artistic excellence, collaborations with the best international orchestras and unanimous recognition from critics and the public that has made her an artist essential to the understanding of the musical history of the last 40 years.
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto was the work that marked the beginning of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s career, the work that launched her to fame, that began her legend and for which she has become an absolute reference. Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto… this statement alone is already an event in itself.
To complete the concert programme, the OCM and maestro Tomàs Grau will perform Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony No. 3, a work which definitively opened the doors to Romanticism. With this symphony, the OCM want to offer our deepest gratitude to the public who, overcoming all kinds of difficulties, have continued to trust us throughout this season. An audience which has shown its steadfastness and determination by filling the concert hall and showing that music is now more necessary than ever.
Many thanks to you all!
BIOGRAPHY ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER
Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon: for more than 45 years the virtuoso has now been a fixture in all the world’s major concert halls, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor and visionary.
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 28 works by Dutilleux, Gubaidulina, Lutoslawski, Moret, Penderecki, Rihm, Widmann, Sir André Previn and John Williams. Furthermore, she dedicates herself to numerous benefit projects through her two charitable institutions “Association of Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation e.V.”, and Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Since 2011, Anne-Sophie Mutter has regularly shared the spotlight on stage with her ensemble of fellows, “Mutter’s Virtuosi”.
This season, she will perform in Asia, Europe and North America, once again showing his unparalleled leadership in the world of classical music. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is one of the programmes that this year the artist will present around the world.
Anne-Sophie Mutter has received numerous awards and distinctions over the years. She is Honorary Member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Commander of the French Order of the Arts and Literature and has been awarded with the Order of Cultural Merit of Romania, the Gold Medal for Merits in the Fine Arts of Spain, 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 honours.