Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann performs with the world’s major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic (with which he made his debut in 1985, conducted by Daniel Barenboim), the Vienna Philharmonic (debut in 1983 in Salzburg, led by Lorin Maazel), Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, all of London’s orchestras, and all the preeminent American orchestras. He is also a regular guest at the music festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh, and Lucerne. Additionally, he founded the Trio Zimmermann, in which he performs with violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Christian Poltéra.
Over the years, Mr. Zimmermann has built up an impressive discography for the EMI Classics, Sony Classical, BIS, Ondine, Hänssler, Decca, Teldec, and ECM labels. He has recorded virtually all the major concerto repertoire, ranging from J.S. Bach to Ligeti, Brett Dean to Matthias Pintscher, as well as Ysaÿe’s six solo sonatas, Paganini’s 24 Caprices, and the complete violin sonatas of J.S. Bach and Mozart.
Born in 1965 in Duisburg, Germany, Frank Peter Zimmermann started studying the violin with his mother when he was five years old. He went on to study with Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff, and Herman Krebbers. He plays on the 1711 Antonius Stradivari violin “Lady Inchiquin,” which is kindly provided by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, “Kunst im Landesbesitz.”
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