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Linus Roth / Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

Linus Roth

Linus Roth

violin

Linus Roth, who already received the Echo Klassik Award as "Best Newcomer“ at 2006 for his début CD on the label EMI, has now, in 2017, received his second Echo award for a recording of the violin concertos by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Sanderling.

Linus Roth has made a name for himself internationally not just with standard repertoire, however, but also with his discovery or rediscovery at works that have undeservedly fallen into oblivion. He has devoted special attention to the works of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, both in concerts and the recording studio. His recording of all the works for violin and piano try Mieczyslaw Weinberg, released by Challenge Classics in 2013 to great public and critical acclaim, has been followed up by a recording of Weinberg's Violin Concerto with the DSO from Berlin and his Concertino with the Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn (both CDs were selected as “Editor’s Choice" by Gramophone magazine). Making Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Œuvre known to a wider audience is also the aim of the lnternational Weinberg Society, which Linus Roth founded in 2015. This association organises and sponsors concerts, readings, exhibitions, interdisciplinary events and aural and written publications on the work and life of the Polish-Jewish composer. For the 100th anniversary of Weinberg’s birth in 2019, Linus Roth will curate two days of events dedicated to Weinberg, including six concerts at London's Wigmore Hall. In addition to various chamber music works, all Weinberg's six sonatas for violin and piano as well as the three sonatas for solo violin will be played, with Linus Roth himself as one of the performers.

Linus Roth has played as soloist with orchestras including the Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the radio symphony orchestras of broadcaster SWR and Berlin, the Orqzesta de Cordoba, the Orchestra della Toscana in Florence, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. The conductors with whom he has worked include Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, Hartmut Haenchen, Manfred Honeck. James Gaffigan, Mihkel Kütson and Antoni Wit.

As a passionate chamber musician he has performed with Nicolas Altstaedt, Gautier Capuçon, Kim Kashkashian, Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Andreas Ottensamer, ltamar Golan and Danjulo lshizaka.

Last updated: June 2019