Linus Roth - violin

date: since 9.2014 place: Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia In progress

Since he won the Echo Klassik Award for his EMI debut album in 2006 Linus Roth has made a name for himself both as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation and as a champion of wrongly forgotten works and composers. His live performances and his recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s complete works for Violin and Piano for Challenge Classics have brought him both critical and public acclaim. Roth’s commitment to Weinberg is further documented in his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the recording of Weinberg´s Concertino with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn (both awarded „Editor´s Choice“ by the Gramophone Magazine). In 2015 Linus Roth founded the International Weinberg Society, an organisation whose mission is to bring more attention to the Œuvre of the Polish-Jewish composer, to help organise concerts, lectures, exhibitions, as well as support publications about his life and recordings of his compositions.

After joining Prof Nicolas Chumachenco’s pre-college division at the Music Academy Freiburg, Linus Roth continued his studies with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Lübeck and with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Academies of Zurich and Munich. Salvatore Accardo, Miriam Fried and Josef Rissin all strongly influenced his development as a player as did Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose Foundation awarded him a scholarship for the duration of his studies. In 2012 he was appointed Professor for Violin at the “Leopold-Mozart-Centre” of the University of Augsburg, Germany.

Linus Roth has performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestras of the SWR and Berlin, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orquesta de Cordoba, Orquesta de Navarra, Orchestra della Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Berner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra of the State Opera Stuttgart, Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn and the Munich Chamber Orchestra and has shared the stage with the conductors Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen, Manfred Honeck, Mihkel Kütson, Antoni Wit, among others.

A passionate chamber musician, he can be heard with Nicolas Altstaedt, Gautier Capuçon, Kim Kashkashian, Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Andreas Ottensammerm Itamar Golan and Danjulo Ishizaka and regularly gives recitals with the Argentinian pianist José Gallardo throughout Europe.

Linus Roth has been awarded several high-ranking prizes, including 1st prize at the "International Novosibirsk Violin Competition", 2nd prize at the International Music Competition "Joseph Szigeti" and the 1st prize of the German Music Competition, combined with the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a work by Schumann.

Linus Roth plays the A. Stradivari “Dancla” 1703, kindly loaned to him by the “L-Bank, Staatsbank of Baden-Württemberg, Germany”.

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