Antje Weithaas

Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover

Together with Oliver Wille, Antje Weithaas took over the artistic leadership of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover. They have taken over from Krzysztof Wegrzyn, the founder of the competition in 1991. He will, however, remain closely tied to the competion.

The next competition will take place in 2021.

Antje Weithaas was the first laureate of the first Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in 1991. Oliver Wille is Professor at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, founder of the Kuss Quartet and director of the festival Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker.

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Antje Weithaas

Schubert recording with Antje Weithaas receives “Diapason d’Or”

Antje Weithaas has recorded a CD with Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, violoncello and Martin Helmchen, piano  (Alpha Classics, release: October 2017)that includes Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2, D. 929, along with his “Arpeggione” sonata (with cello and piano).
This recording has been awarded with the “Diapason d’Or” (December 2017).

“This recording deserves a place among the best” (Jury rating).

The “Diapason d’Or” is a recommendation of outstanding (classical) music recordings given by reviewers of the French music magazine Diapason. It is broadly equivalent to “Editor’s Choice” or “Disc of the Month” in the British Gramophone magazine.