'a spinechilling recital, an almost hauntingly masterful display of technique and artistry' (Washington Post)
Since making her international debut at the age of 12, and a year later participating in the legendary 'joint concert' of the Israel and Berlin Philharmonics (conducted by Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv), Viviane Hagner has acquired a depth and maturity in her playing that is reflected in her serene stage presence. She has appeared with the world's great orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Czech Philharmonic, the Bavarian State, the Chicago Symphony and the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, in partnership with conductors such as Abbado, Ashkenazy, Barenboim, Chailly and Eschenbach. Recent concert highlights include appearances in Vienna and Madrid with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montrйal conducted by Kent Nagano, a tour of Japan with Semyon Bychkov and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Kцln and concerts with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Residentie Orkest and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zьrich. She was also Artist in Residence at the 2009 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
This season she returns to the USA to appear with the Chicago and St Louis Symphony Orchestras and to Japan for concerts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Orchestras with whom she performs include the Gьrzenich-Orchester Kцln, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, with whom she will also appear on tour in Europe. She appears in recital at London's Wigmore Hall, Paris Musйe d'Orsay, Tokyo Kioi Hall and Washington John F Kennedy Center.
The Hyperion label has just recorded her performances of Vieuxtemps Violin Concerti 4 & 5 for release in Spring 2010 and the Canadian company Analekta has recently released her recording of Unsuk Chin's Violin Concerto with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montrйal. Her first recital recording on the Altara label features solo works by Bartуk, Hartmann and Bach.
Viviane Hagner plays the Sasserno Stradivarius made in 1717, generously loaned to her by the Nippon Music Foundation.