Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Anne-Sophie Mutter (born June 29, 1963) is a German violinist.

She was born in Rheinfelden in Baden, Germany and started playing the piano at age five. Shortly thereafter, she began the violin, eventually studying with Henryk Szeryng.

After winning several prizes, she was exempted from school to dedicate herself to her art. When she was 13, Herbert von Karajan invited her to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. In 1977, she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival and with the English Chamber Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim.

At 15, she made her first recording of the Mozart Third and Fifth Violin Concertos with von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. The same year, she was named Artist of the Year.

In 1980, she made her American debut with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. In 1988, she made a grand tour of Canada and the United States, playing for the first time at Carnegie Hall.

Her specialty is modern music. She has received various prizes, including several Grammys.

She is married to the pianist and conductor André Previn.

Awards and Recognitions

Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance:

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter & Lambert Orkis for Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (Nos. 1-3, Op. 12; Nos. 1-3, Op. 30; "Spring" Sonata) (2000)

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