Jörg Widmann

Jörg Widmann


Clarinetist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. The 2018/19 season sees him appear as soloist with orchestras such as the Szmphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk with Susanna Mälkki, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan with Shao Chia Lu, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover with Andrew Manze and the Kammerorchester Basel with Heinz Holliger.

Jörg Widmann is Artist in Residence at the National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, appearing as clarinetist in a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, as conductor in a play/ direct program as well as composer and lecturer. Further residencies include the Orchestre de Paris, where his works feature in various concerts.

Widmann studied clarinet with Gerd Starke in Munich and Charles Neidich at the Juilliard School in New York. He performs regularly with renowned orchestras, such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra National de France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach and Christoph von Dohnányi.

Widmann is a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskollegs in Berlin and a full member of the Bayerischen Akademie of Schönen Künste, and since 2007, the Freien Akademie der Künste Hamburg, the Deutschen Akademie der Darstellenden Künste and the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz. He is professor for composition at the Barenboim-Said Academy, Berlin.

Last update: April 2019