Violist-conductor Hartmut Rohde delights audiences with the tone and musical language of his performances and his unwavering commitment to the style at hand. He is a sought-after chamber musician who has performed at the Salzburg and Berlin festivals, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein music festival, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. His chamber music partners include David Geringas, Janine Jansen, Jörg Widmann and Lars Vogt. He is also a founder member of the Mozart Piano Quartet, which won the prestigious OPUS Klassik Award for the first time in 2018.

Rohde has performed as a soloist at the Beethoven Hall in Bonn, and with such distinguished ensembles as the Weimar Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanover and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. He has also recorded extensively, collaborating with many contemporary composers including Krzysztof Penderecki.

Rohde served as conductor of the NFM Wrocław Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum from 2013 to 2017. He has also conducted the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburger Camerata, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra in Hungary, the Aurora Chamber Orchestra in Sweden and the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania.

Hartmut Rohde is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.


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