Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon: for 46 years now, she has been a fixture in all the world’s major concert halls, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor, and visionary. The four-time Grammy Award winner is equally committed to the performance of standard repertoire as to the future of music: so far, she has given world premieres of 31 works—Thomas Adès, Unsuk Chin, Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, Jörg Widmann, and John Williams have all composed for her. Since 2022, she has served on the foundation board of the Lucerne Festival. In 1997, she founded the Association of Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, to which the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation was added in 2008. These two charitable institutions provide support for scholarship recipients. Since 2011, she has regularly shared the spotlight on stage with her ensemble of fellows, Mutter Virtuosi.

Ms. Mutter’s recent performances include the Lucerne Festival, where she premiered Adès’s Air, which she co-commissioned, and performed Joseph Bologne’s Violin Concerto No. 2. She also performed André Previn’s violin concerto, which was dedicated to her, in several German cities and with the New York Philharmonic.

In March 2022 the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow bestowed an honorary doctorate upon her. Her awards include the Praemium Imperiale, Polar Music Prize, Brahms Prize, Erich Fromm Prize, Gustav Adolf Prize, German Grand Order of Merit, French Medal of the Legion of Honor, Bavarian Order of Merit, Spain’s Medalla de oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes, and Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria. She is also an honorary member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, a commander of the French Order of the Arts and Literature, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Feb 2023

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