Tabea Zimmermann


For many years, Tabea Zimmermann has been regarded as one of the most renowned musicians of our time. She began learning the viola at the age of three, studied with Ulrich Koch at the Musikhochschule Freiburg and subsequently with Sandor Vegh at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Since October 2002, she has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin. Special highlights of Tabea Zimmermann’s 2017/18 concert season are her season opening concerts with Ensemble Resonanz at the Elbphilharmonie, her concerts with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Lahav Shani, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and David Robertson at musica viva (BR Munich), with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, a concert tour with Les Siècles and Francois-Xavier Roth as well as two premieres: a new work by Brett Dean with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and a new viola concerto by York Höller with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and, at a later date, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Tabea Zimmermann has inspired numerous composers to write for the viola. On the occasion of the Hindemith anniversary in 2013, she released a highly acclaimed complete recording of Paul Hindemith’s works for viola on myrios classics. For her solo CD of works by Reger and Bach with myrios classics in 2009 she received an Echo Klassik prize as Instrumentalist of the Year. Approximately 50 CDs for labels such as EMI, Teldec, and Deutsche Grammophon document her artistry. She is board member of the Hindemith Foundation in Blonay (Switzerland). In 2013, she was appointed chairwoman of the board of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn. Under her aegis, the Beethoven-Woche Bonn takes place every year since January 2015.

Tabea Zimmermann(c)Marco Borggreve