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The world’s greatest violinist – Anne-Sophie Mutter – returns to Sydney in all-Mozart concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

BY Katherine Stevenson | 20-Jan-2014
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest violinists, 50-year-old Anne-Sophie Mutter is returning to Sydney in 2014 after her spectacular sold-out Australian debut performances in 2012.
Venue: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Date: 31st Jan, 1st Feb and 2nd Feb 2014
Web: www.sydneysymphony.com

"It was one of those nights when the hall is packed, and, after the standing ovations subside, a legendary performances is etched in the city's collectives memory" Sun Herald, 1 April 2012

"… a complete artist, one of the finest violinists alive." The Australian, 2 April 2012

In three gala performances presented by SSO Premier Partner Credit Suisse, Mutter will play and direct three Mozart violin concertos – a No.2, No.3 (Strassburger) and No.5 (Turkish) – with the SSO.

Mutter has been a classical music phenomenon since making her international debut at the age of 13 at the Lucerne Festival. There she was spotted by conductor Herbert von Karajan who invited her to perform with him and the Berlin Philharmonic a year later at the Salzburg Festival, thrusting her into the limelight and the birth of a stellar career.

Mutter was born in the German town of Rheinfelden in 1963 and it was soon clear that she possessed an extraordinary talent.

She won the National Music Prize at six and was given an exemption from school to concentrate on music. By the age of nine she was a full-time student at the Winterthur Conservatorium under the tuition of Aida Stucki.

Since the time of her international debut in 1976, Mutter has gone on to perform with all of the world's leading orchestras in all the major concert halls across the globe.

In addition to her performing career, Mutter devotes much of her time to supporting charitable causes and the development of young musicians. In 2008 she established the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation to further increase worldwide support for promising young musicians.

Friday 31 January, 8pm
Saturday 1 February, 8pm
Sunday 2 February, 2pm