Bruch: Violin Concerto
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Violin soloist Christian Tetzlaff works with Brian Fox on the first movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto
VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN G MINOR, OP. 26
Tetzlaff was born in Hamburg. He began playing the violin and piano at the age of 6, and made his concert debut at 14 years old. He studied with Uwe-Martin Haiberg at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and with Walter Levin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
He is much in demand as a soloist with major orchestras of the world and praised for his recordings, including recent Beethoven works performed with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under David Zinman.
He plays a contemporary violin by Stefan-Peter Greiner which he has had since 2002, preferring it to his previous Stradivarius instrument. He uses a Peccatte bow, and Vision strings by Thomastik-Infeld in Vienna.
His sister, Tanja Tetzlaff, is a professional cellist with whom he sometimes performs.