Budapest Festival Orchestra

Mirijam Contzen

The German-Japanese violinist Mirijam Contzen is highly esteemed by the international musica world as a soloist, chamber musician, festival director and professor. Her playing unites grandeur and technical mastery in the realisation of sophisticated and polished performances.

Her longstanding collaboration with Reinhard Goebel reflects her profound interest in interpretive exploration. Together the two musicians tirelessly investigate the forgotten repertoire of the modern era, such as the violin concertos of Franz Clement, Thomas Linley and Franz Lamotte.

In the coming seasons Mirijam Contzen will give guest performances with the WDR Sinfonierorchester, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Berner Kammerorchester.

She has already worked with leading orchestras, including the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the RSO Frankfurt, the Bamberger Symphony, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchstra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony.

In 2016 Mirijam Contzen was appointed professor of violin at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She plays an instrument by Carlo Bergonzi.

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