Christian Tetzlaff

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Christian Tetzlaff (born April 24, 1966) is a German violinist.

Biography[edit]

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.[1]

His sister, Tanja Tetzlaff, is a professional cellist with whom he sometimes performs.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BBC television interview, 22 July 2005

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