Prof. Andreas Hartmann
Honorary Professor of Violin
Born in Halle in 1960, Andreas Hartmann studied under the legendary violin professor Jost Witter, at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar from 1977 onwards. After completing his education, he undertook an active concert schedule in Europe, Asia and Canada, and from 1999, he gave regular performances in the USA too – he had given a total of 300 performances in this country alone by 2009.
Andreas Hartmann has successfully participated in national and international competitions, including the International Johann Sebastian Bach competition in Leipzig in 1980 and the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1982.
In 1984, Hartmann was engaged as the principal concertmaster at the Große Rundfunkorchester Leipzig. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he then took up the same position at the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Numerous TV, radio and CD recordings round off his activities. His most recent solo CD was entitled ‘Romantische Miniaturen’ (‘Romantic Miniatures’), which appeared under the ‘querstand’ label. Since then, he has collaborated on an array of other CD projects, including the festivities to mark the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and a recording of Schumann’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano Op. 121, in conjunction with the pianist Rolf-Dieter Arens. Andreas Hartmann performs on a Guarneri violin dating back to 1744.