Hartmut Rohde – viola
Hartmut Rohde has performed worldwide at prestigious venues including the Berliner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw, and Lincoln Center, the Casals, Ravinia, Barossa, Asiana, and Beethoven-Warsaw festivals, and solo performances with the Staatskapelle Weimar, Beethoven Bonn, Lithuanian Chamber and Hannover Radio orchestras under leading conductors. He is a founding member of the Mozart Piano Quartet which has made numerous notable first recordings. Since 1993 he has been Professor at the University of Art (Berlin) and holds honorary membership of the Royal Academy of Music (London). He was awarded the ECHO prize for chamber music, and has recorded for the Decca, EMI, MDG, Naxos and Sony labels. In 2014 he was appointed chief conductor of the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra (Poland). Forthcoming projects include appearances with the Yerevan Philharmonic and Wroclaw Chamber orchestras with world premiere of a Gehra viola concerto. He plays an 1899 viola by Fiorini and a 2002 viola by Ledfuss.