Tabea Zimmermann Bratsche (c) Marco Borggreve

Artist in Residence Tabea Zimmermann

season 2022/23

concerts with tabea zimmermann

Watch This Space: Tabea Zimmermann & friends

Portrait recital

Wednesday, 19. April 2023, 7.00 pm
Munich, Technikum (Werksviertel)

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About Watch This Space

Iván Fischer & Tabea Zimmermann

Works by Walton and Bartók

Thursday, 15. December 2022, 8.00 pm
Friday, 16. December 2022, 8.00 pm
Munich, Isarphilharmonie

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Musica viva: Vimbayi Kaziboni & Tabea Zimmermann

Works by Scelsi, Brass and Thomalla

Friday, 17. February 2023, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal

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About musica viva

Tabea Zimmermann

Works by Hartmann, Britten and Schostakowitsch

Thursday, 20. April 2023, 8.00 pm
Friday, 21. April 2023, 8.00 pm
Munich, Isarphilharmonie

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Tabea Zimmermann has excited audiences all over the world with her marvellous dark-hued viola tone and her impressive technique, which she employs particularly in music of the 20th and 21st centuries. In contrast to the virtuosic violin, she calls the viola a “philosophical instrument” that sets one thinking. Her commitment to contemporary music was also the reason why, after many other awards and distinctions, she received the coveted Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2020. The laudatory address praised “her incorruptible playing style, her authentic and personal demeanour and artistic integrity” as well as her “uncompromising quest for excellence, the wholly novel radiance that she lends to her instrument, and her unaffected commitment to contemporary music”.

All these qualities can be heard this season with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, where she serves as artist-in-residence. The earnestness with which she performs contemporary music at the highest level also convinces her audience.