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Rafael Roth viola d'amore

Rafael Roth
professional musician

  • 1990 first violin lessons with Georges O. Roth (Philharmoniker Hamburg)
  • 1993-2003 Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium (Musical track) Hamburg
  • 1994 Switch to viola also with G.O. Roth
  • 1998 2. Prize „jugend musiziert“ Hamburg, state-level
  • 2000 1. Prize „jugend musiziert“ Hamburg, state level.
  • 1999-2003 Member of the „Albert-Schweitzer-Jugendorchester“
  • 2003 Winner of the Kemnitz- Prize Hamburg
  • 2005-2009 Studies in the class of Prof. Jone Kaliunaite-Fassbender at the HfM Saarbrücken, received Diplom
  • 2007 and 2008 Fellowship recipient of the Fritz-Neumeyer-Foundation
  • since 2008 member of the federal student orchestra „Junge Deutsche Philharmonie“ e.V.
  • during the studies intensive work with early and new music, several premieres, amongs others the Bratschenkonzert, which was dedicated to him, by T. Hansen. Member of the ensembles „Grenzpunkt“ and „extempus-Quartett“. Baroque recordings for the Saarl. Rundfunk and member in the „Baroque sarrois“. Engagements in the „Concerto Saarbrücken“ and „Saarland Sinfonietta“.
  • 2006 and 2007 fellowship recipient of the „Deutschen Musikrat“ for chamber music courses in France for contemporary music „jeunesse moderne“ and „Opus XXI“
  • Chamber music instruction with Eduard Brunner, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau and the „Quatuor mosa?que“. Recordings for SR and Deutschlandradio Kultur und Konzerte as chamber musician in Germany, Sveden, The Netherlands and France.
  • Further instruction and master classes with Thomas Riebl, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Daniel Hope, Gottfried v.d. Goltz, Stephan Mai and Mechthild Blaumer.
  • Chamber music productions for the Saarländische Staatstheater and the Theatré National de Luxembourg
  • Second instrument: Viola d’amore

Society member since 2009

Viola d'amore Interests
To bring contemporary pieces on the Viola d'amore more frequently in concert halls. Playing of Hindemith Sonata and Konzert (Kammermusik No.6) is one of my goals, also the complete repertoire of Vivaldi and Ariosti.

- 7. Feb, 2010. Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik Saar 11:00, Saarbrücken, Deutschland: "Sonaten und Canzonen des Barock" Biber und Purcell u.a.
- 23. Feb., 2010. Laeiszhalle, kl. Saal 20:00, Hamburg, Deutschland: "Il carnevale" Vokal- und Instrumentalmusik von A. Vivaldi and Mitstreitern mit barockwerk Hamburg
- March 14, 2010. Ludwigskirche, Saarbrücken, Germany. St. John- Passion with the Saarland Sinfonietta.
- April 2, 2010. Johanneskirche 5 pm, Saarbrücken, GER: "Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae - the mourning songs of Jeremia" with music of O.G. Blarr for viola d'amore amongst others.

- Consort Music for viola da braccios and Viola da Gamba by Henry Purcell, Johann Schop and John Dowland for Saarländischer Rundfunk (ARD).
- "Bratschenkonzert" (2006) by Thorsten Hansen (dedicated to me) for Saarländischer Rundfunk.
- Contemprary chamber music for Deutschlandradio Kultur.

Oskar Gottlieb Blarr: Threnos II for Viola d'amore solo
G. P. Telemann: Trio Sonate for Flauto traverso, viola d'amore and Continuo
C. Stamitz: Divertissement for Viola d'amore and Cello
Louis- Toussant Milandre: Duo pour viole d'amour avec violoncell
Vivaldi: Concerto per viola d'amore RV 394 (D minor)


Rafael Roth

Rafael Roth viola d'amore


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