Mirijam Contzen

Mirijam Contzen

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Mirijam Contzen’s recent recording of the violin concertos by Franz Clement, with Reinhard Goebel and the WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra (Sony Classical) got awarded with the OPUS Klassik 2020!

“Reinhard Goebel’s idea of presenting again forgotten works from Beethoven’s environment turns out to be a” collateral benefit “of the Beethoven year. The Viennese violin virtuoso Franz Joseph Clement, for example, was previously only known through the witty dedication of the violin concerto op. 61: “par Clemenza pour Clement”. In his two violin concertos, Clement, who is ten years younger than Beethoven, can now be discovered as a serious composer, interpreted absolutely convincingly by the great Mirijam Contzen and the WDR Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Reinhard Goebel. They take the music appropriately serious in order to illuminate all its nuances. “

Franz Joseph Clement: Violinkonzerte No. 1 D Major & No. 2 D Minor
Mirijam Contzen, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Reinhard Goebel

Michael Stegemann

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 02/2020

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“The Contzen is simply fantastic. She has such a natural access to the music. She is brilliant, crystal clear, big tone, a light hand. Heavenly beautiful.”
Deutschlandfunk, 01.04.20

Mirijam Contzen is highly esteemed by the international musical world as a soloist, chamber musician, festival director and teacher. Her playing combines grandeur and technical mastery to create compellingly refined interpretations. Mirijam Contzen’s distinctive sound and unique power of expression testify to a profoundly individual musical understanding.

In January 2020 Sony Classical released the two violin concertos of Franz Clement with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne under the direction of Reinhard Goebel, with whom Mirijam Contzen has worked intensively over many years. The second violin concerto is a world premiere recording. Franz Clement was the dedicatee of Beethovens violin concerto, which itself was composed in response to Clements first violin concerto. This album was awarded with the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” as best recording (02/2020) as well as with the OPUS Klassik.

In the 21/22 season, as part of the “New Mozarts” series for Sony Classical, her new album of the violin concerto in E flat major KV 365, which was attributed to Mozart will be released. This is the first recording of this piece since 1965. Partners are the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg conducted by Reinhard Goebel.

Mirijam Contzen will also work with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Solistes Europeéns Luxembourg, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Resonanz, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and the Staatskapelle Halle.

From the outset of her performing career, Mirijam Contzen has been a staunch advocate of unknown repertoire. In this vein, she recorded the violin concerto Et derrière toi marchent les étoiles..”by Nicolas Bolens with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.  For her début CD, which was awarded the Echo Preis in 2001, she chose seldom played works by Hubay, Ferrara and Geszler. Her CD recording with pianist Tobias Bredohl juxtaposes works by the composer Stefan Heucke with sonatas by Hindemith.

Mirijam Contzen will also work with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Solistes Europeéns Luxembourg, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Resonanz, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and the Staatskapelle Halle.

She has performed with leading orchestras across the globe, including Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductors with whom she has worked include Iván Fischer, Gianandrea Noseda, Reinhard Goebel, Vladimir Fedosejev, Leif Segerstam, Lothar Zagrosek, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Christopher Hogwood, Eliahu Inbal, Tomas Netopil, Michael Sanderling, Mario Venzago and Gabriel Feltz.

 From the outset of her performing career, Mirijam Contzen has been a staunch advocate of unknown repertoire. In this vein, she recorded the violin concerto Et derrière toi marchent les étoiles..”by Nicolas Bolens with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.  For her début CD, which was awarded the Echo Preis in 2001, she chose seldom played works by Hubay, Ferrara and Geszler. Her CD recording with pianist Tobias Bredohl juxtaposes works by the composer Stefan Heucke with sonatas by Hindemith.

She has performed with leading orchestras across the globe, including Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Conductors with whom she has worked include Iván Fischer, Gianandrea Noseda, Reinhard Goebel, Vladimir Fedosejev, Leif Segerstam, Lothar Zagrosek, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Christopher Hogwood, Eliahu Inbal, Tomas Netopil, Michael Sanderling, Mario Venzago and Gabriel Feltz.

Her passion for chamber music has led to collaborations with highly renowned musicians such as Emmanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Misha Maisky, Clemens Hagen, Herbert Schuch, Bernd Glemser, Tobias Bredohl andGiovanni Guzzo.

 

In 2016, Mirijam Contzen was appointed professor of violin at Berlin University of the Arts. Of particular concern to her is the fostering of exceptional young talent on the violin, the commitment to training music teachers, and the interest in learning processes in society.

Calendar

26/03/2023 11:00

Linz

Giuseppe Maria CambiniLa Patriote: Sinfonie concertante D-Dur für zwei Violinen und Orchester
Giovanni Battista Viotti: Tema e Variazioni C-Dur für Violine und Orchester

Reinhard Goebel, Leitung
Giovanni Guzzo, Violine
Camerata Salzburg

Brucknerhaus Linz

31/03/2023 19:30

Solothurn

Antonín Dvořák: Violinkonzert a-moll, op. 53

Symphonieorchester der Volksoper Wien
Andreas Spörri, Dirigent

Konzertsaal Solothurn

Nov 2022

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
11/11/2022
19:00
Lomberveien (NO)

Oct 2022

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
25/10/2022
19:30
Heilbronn

Sep 2022

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
28/09/2022
19:30
Hamburg

Jun 2022

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
15/06/2022
20:00
Berlin

May 2022

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
06/05/2022
20:00
Ingolstadt

Apr 2022

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
25/04/2022
19:30
Lübeck
24/04/2022
18:00
Lübeck
24/04/2022
11:00
Lübeck

Mar 2022

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
21/03/2022
20:00
Luxembourg

Nov 2021

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
29/11/2021
19:30
Halle
28/11/2021
11:00
Halle

Oct 2021

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
17/10/2021
16:00
Berlin
16/10/2021
20:00
Berlin
15/10/2021 - 16/10/2021
18:00
Berlin

Sep 2021

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
26/09/2021
20:00
Haar
20/09/2021
19:30
Budapest
04/09/2021
20:15
Maulbronn

Jun 2021

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
15/06/2021
20:30
Mozartfest Würzburg
13/06/2021
20:00
Echternach (LU) - ABGESAGT
10/06/2021
20:00
Espoo Festival (FI) - ABGESAGT

Apr 2021

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
19/04/2021
20:00
Lübeck - ABGESAGT
18/04/2021
18:00
Lübeck - ABGESAGT
18/04/2021
11:00
Lübeck - ABGESAGT

Feb 2021

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
01/02/2021
19:30
Halle

Jan 2021

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
31/01/2021
11:00
Halle

Nov 2020

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
27/11/2020
19:30
Ljubljana
26/11/2020
19:30
Ljubljana
21/11/2020
20:00
Neubeuern
21/11/2020
17:00
Neubeuern
20/11/2020 - 22/11/2020
Meisterkurs & Konzerte
18/11/2020
19:30
Salzburg

Oct 2020

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
31/10/2020
19:30
Frohnau - coronabedingt ABGESAGT
17/10/2020
19:00
OPUS Klassik Live-Stream Konzert

May 2020

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
30/05/2020
20:00
Würzburg
29/05/2020
19:30
Würzburg
08/05/2020
19:30
Essen
07/05/2020
19:30
Essen

Mar 2020

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
13/03/2020
19:30
Heilbronn I Recital

Feb 2020

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
20/02/2020
19:30
Stavanger Symfoniorkester | Stavanger Konserthus

Dec 2019

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
13/12/2019
19:30
Vortragsabend Violine | Universität der Künste Berlin

Nov 2019

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
27/11/2019
19:30
Vortragsabend Violine | Universität der Künste Berlin
23/11/2019
20:00
Jaffa
21/11/2019
20:00
Tel Aviv

Sep 2019

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
28/09/2019
19:00
Steinfurt

Jun 2019

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
15/06/2019
20:00
Viersen
14/06/2019
20:00
Köln
08/06/2019
19:45
Budapest

May 2019

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
25/05/2019
19:30
Berlin
14/05/2019
19:30
Berlin

Apr 2019

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
28/04/2019
11:00
München
11/04/2019
20:00
Duisburg
10/04/2019
20:00
Duisburg
07/04/2019
11:00
Bonn

Mar 2019

Datum/Zeit Veranstaltung
07/03/2019
19:45
Göttingen

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Discography

F. Clement: Violinkonzerte Nr.1 D-Dur & Nr.2 d-moll

Mirijam Contzen, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Reinhard Goebel
Sony, 2019

W.A. Mozart: 6 Concerti per violino

Mirijam Contzen, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Reinhard Goebel
Oehms, 2014

Hindemith & Hecke

Hindemith: Sonate für Violnie & Klavier op. 11 Nr. 1;
Sonate für Geige & Klavier in E
Heucke: Sonaten für Violine & Klavier op. 38 & op. 58
Tobias Bredohl, Klavier
Classic Clips, 2012

Mozart in Italien

Mirijam Contzen, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Reinhard Goebel
Oehms, 2009

Zemlinsky • Schubert • Brahms

Zemlinsky: Serenade A-Dur für Violine & Klavier
Schubert: Fantasie C-Dur D. 934
Brahms: Violinsonate Nr. 3 d-moll op. 108
Mirijam Contzen, Herbert Schuch

SOLO

J.S. Bach, Bela Bartok, Varga, Igor Stravinsky, Ysaÿe
Arte Nova, 2004

Favourite Violin Pieces

Kreisler, Dohnanyi, de Falla, Hubay, Rachmaninov, Bartok
Arte Nova, 2001

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