French violist Antoine Tamestit studied at the Paris Conservatory, Yale University and with Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin. First prize winner at the Maurice Vieux Competition (Paris, 2000), he subsequently won the William Primrose Competition (Chicago, 2001), the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 53rd
ARD Munich International Music Competition, as well as receiving a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award (2006) and the Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk and Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award (2008). A passionate chamber musician, M. Tamestit plays with artists such as Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, and with the Ebène and Hagen quartets. His solo career includes performances with the BBC Philharmonic, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the Dresden, Munich, Stuttgart, Lyon and Toulouse orchestras, among others. With the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin he premiered a concerto written for him by Olga Neuwirth. Mr. Tamestit teaches at the Köln Musikhochschule and plays a 1672 Stradivarius viola lent him by the Habisreutinger Foundation.
Debut appearance for the LMMC.
BRAHMS Sonata in E flat major, Opus 120 No. 2 (1894)
Andante con moto - Allegro non troppo
SCHUMANN Märchenbilder, Opus 113 (1851)
Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
SHOSTAKOVICH Sonata, Opus 147 (1975)