Linus Roth

  • Violin
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Since winning the Echo Klassik Award for his EMI debut album in 2006, Linus Roth has made a name for himself both as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation and as a champion of wrongly forgotten works and composers. His live performances and his recording of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s complete works for Violin and Piano for Challenge Classics have brought him both critical and public acclaim. Roth’s commitment to Weinberg is further documented in his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. After joining Prof Nicolas Chumachenco’s pre-college division at the Music Academy Frei-burg, Linus Roth continued his studies with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Lübeck and with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Academies of Zurich and Munich. Salvatore Accardo, Miriam Fried and Josef Rissin all strongly influenced his development as a player as did Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose Foundation awarded him a scholarship for the duration of his studies. In 2012 he was appointed Professor for Violin at the “Leopold-Mozart-Centre” of the University of Aug-sburg, Germany. Linus Roth has performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestras of the SWR and Berlin, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orchestra della Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Royal Liverpool Philhar-monic, Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra and the Munich Cham-ber Orchestra and has shared the stage with the conductors Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blom-stedt, Andrey Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, Hartmut Haenchen and Antoni Wit, among others. A passionate chamber musician, he can be heard with Nicolas Altstaedt, Julius Ber-ger, Gautier Capucon, José Gallardo, Kim Kashkashian. Linus Roth has been awarded several high-ranking prizes, including 1st prize at the "Interna-tional Novosibirsk Violin Competition", 2nd prize at the International Music Competition "Joseph Szigeti" and the 1st prize of the German Music Competition. Linus Roth plays the A. Stradivari “Dancla” 1703, kindly loaned to him by the “L-Bank, Staatsbank of Baden-Württemberg, Germany”.