“For me, the violin was the greatest discovery of my life, and it has remained so to this day.”
Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon: for over 40 years the virtuoso has given concerts in all major music centers around the world and has shaped the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor and visionary.
The four-time Grammy® Award winner is just as committed to performing traditional compositions as she is to the future of music: she has premiered 28 works to date - Unsuk Chin, Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutoslawski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, Jörg Widmann and John Williams composed for Anne-Sophie Mutter. In addition, she dedicates herself to numerous charity projects and the promotion of top musical talent: In autumn 1997 she founded the "Freundeskreis Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation eV", to which the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation was added in 2008. As part of these two non-profit institutions, the scholarship holders are supported according to their individual needs.
She has been honored as the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, most recently including the Praemium Imperiale (October 2019), Polar Music Prize (June 2019), Gloria Artis Gold Medal for cultural merit (February 2018).