His personality showed an experienced,
confident but decidedly cerebral perfomer.
Hofer Symphonics viola concerto
Mozart Piano Quartet
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New SACD “Gabriel Fauré – Piano Quintets” by the Mozart Piano Quartet!
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Mozart Piano Quartet
Berlin – Oxford – Naantali – Prades – Jerusalem – Seoul
After a diversified year of conducting in the Hamburg Musikhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, the Klaipeda Festival and Sao Paolo (among others), new collaborations with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and Seoul Virtuosi are currently being planned. In London, Hartmut Rohde will premiere the viola concerto written by Philip Sawyers with the English Symphony Orchestra during their 20/21 season. Performances at the Intonation Festival Berlin, Jerusalem Festival, as well as the Casals Festival in Prades allow him to make music with dear friends such as Arto Noras, Ralph and Mark Gothoni, Elena Bashkirova, and Michael Barenboim.
In addition to concerts in Germany, notable events for the Mozart Piano Quartet include appearances in Oxford, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and at the Seoul Arts Center. Two exciting CD releases are expected for the spring of 2020: Hans Gál, concerto for piano and string orchestra and his impromptu for viola and piano (Gottlieb Wallisch, piano – Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra Budapest, Hartmut Rohde, conductor) as well as Gabriel Fauré’s two piano quintets with the Mozart Piano Quartet and Régis Pasquier (Quintet op. 89) and Sashiko Segawa (Quintet op. 115).
OPUS Klassik Award 2018 for the MPQ
The Mozart Piano Quartet, with Paul Rivinius, Mark Gothoni, Hartmut Rohde and Peter Hörr, has been awarded the OPUS Klassik (successor to the ECHO Klassik Prize) for the current CD recording at MDG Gold with works by HG Witte wo has been conductor, composer and founder of Essen concert hall – the Saalbau – as well friend of Brahms, Strauss or Maler. The award ceremony took place on October 14, 2018 in the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Wiener Konzerthaus | Festival | SHMF | Rome | Paris
Hartmut Rohde is performing with the MPQ in the Frick Collection in NY as part of a USA tour. In April, he can be heard in 4 concerts at the “Intonations” in Berlin. Among other musicians, Kolja Blacher, Elena Bashkirova, Paul Meyer are his chamber music partners. Hartmut Rohde will appear in the Villa Massimo in Rome, and will play with Arto Noras, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Michel Lethiec in Paris at the Casals Festival in the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.
At the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, he will interpret Robert Schumann’s piano quartet and Fantasiestücke op. 73 for viola with Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Markus Groh and Jens-Peter Maintz. Here is a little preview: In May 2019 Hartmut Rohde will conduct the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra Budapest in the Vienna Konzerthaus. In addition to symphonies by C.P.E. Bach and W.A. Mozart, piano concertos with the Austrian pianist Gottlieb Wallisch are on the program. Mozart’s piano concerto KV 271 “Jeunehomme” in E flat major contrasts completely with the still unknown “Concertino” by Hans Gál. This work as well as the wonderful little Impromptu for viola and piano will be recorded for the label cpo and produced in Vienna.
Hartmut Rohde is one of the leading and most sought-after European violists, renowned for his stylistic versatility and rhetorical perceptiveness. He is especially interested in bringing a historically informed approach to his interpretations of the classical, romantic and contemporary repertories. He holds a professorship at the University of the Arts Berlin, and is founding member of the renowned Mozart Piano Quartet which undertakes extensive worldwide tours.