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Rebekka Hartmann, violin

Born in Munich in 1981, Rebekka Hartmann began playing the violin at the age of 5 with Suzuki method teacher, Helge Thelen. Thereafter, she studied in Munich with Prof. Andreas Reiner and in Los Angeles with Prof. Alice Schoenfeld. Further significant advancements were made in international master courses with Rainer Kussmaul (among others) and during her collaboration with Josef Kroner, Christoph Schlüren and Rony Rogoff.

Rebekka Hartmann has won numerous international awards including the International Henri Marteau Violin Competition in 2005, the "Pacem in Terris" (Bayreuth, 2004), and the "Jascha Heifetz Scholarship" (USA, 2002).

She thrilled audiences and reviewers alike during her numerous solo appearances in China, the USA, Great Britain, Austria and Switzerland as well as during her many recitals and appearances at important festivals with prominent orchestras like the Peking Symphony, the Bamberg Symphony, the Aachen Symphony, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra and the German Chamber Orchestra.

Rebekka's continuing development and success bear the imprint of her collaboration with renowned conductors like Christoph Eschenbach, Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Esa Pekka Salonen, Jukka Pekke Saraste and over a period of many years with Enoch zu Guttenberg.

Her repertoire covers the entire field of violin literature from the interpretation of early baroque to the most modern works – of these, she has made debut performances of lesser known composers like Hâkan Larsson and Anders Eliasson and a number of first releases of otherwise seldom heard works.

In 2006, she brought out her highly praised debut CD with solo works from J.S. Bach, Paul Hindemuth and B.A. Zimmerman under the FARAO Classics label.

For her CD "The Birth of The Violin" (2011, Solo Musica), Rebekka Hartmann was awarded the ECHO KLASSIK 2012 in the "Solo Performance of the Year" category. The baroque masterpieces of German, Italian and French composers featured therein are, with but a few exceptions, world premier recording performances.

Her newest CD, a recording of works from Armenian and Turkish composers together with pianist Margarita Oganesjan will in all probability appear in April 2013 on the Farao Classics label.

Rebekka Hartmann plays on a violin from Antonio Stradivari built in 1675.


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