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Anne-Sophie Mutter, a Rapturous Goddess...

By: Najah Syed / Photographs Courtesy of Anne-Sophie Mutter

  • Anne Sophie Mutter, a Rapturous Goddess and her Stradivarius

Anne-Sophie Mutter, a Rapturous Goddess and her Stradivarius

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The exhilarating performances of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who has championed contemporary and Classical music in venues across the globe, are truly a sight to behold. Born in Germany in 1963, this rapturous virtuoso discovered her passion for the violin early in life. As a student, she was exempted from school to fully pursue her dream of becoming a professional violinist while aided in this noble endeavor by Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan. Karajan, the primary conductor of the... Read More

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, a Rapturous Goddess and her Stradivarius

Anne-Sophie Mutter Dazzles Audiences in Remarkable Displays of Brilliance

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Anne-Sophie Mutter has reached many highs throughout her remarkable journey as a violinist. At age fourteen, she performed flawlessly at the Salzburg Festival and with the English Chamber Orchestra. When she turned seventeen, she introduced her talent to the United States with an evening at the New York Philharmonic. Five years later, this fabulous musician became an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and heading its international violin studies department. Several famous... Read More

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, a Rapturous Goddess and her Stradivarius

Mutter Owns Two Stradivarius Violins and Cherishes Each with Great Affection

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Mutter owns two Stradivarius violins and cherishes each with great affection. Named after their creator and world-renowned luthier Antonio Stradivari, these magnificent violins were beautifully handcrafted in Italy during the 17th and 18th Centuries. For generations, musicians have distinguished themselves with these beautiful violins, and they are, without question, irreplaceable. Mutter considers herself blessed to hold and honor the legacy of her treasured instruments while exalting and... Read More

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, a Rapturous Goddess and her Stradivarius

Mutter has Become a Distinguished Musical Ambassador and World Traveler

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Sophie found two exceptional soulmates off-stage as well. When she was twenty-six years old, the violin virtuoso married her first husband, Detlef Wunderlich, and was blessed with a son and a daughter. After Wunderlich sadly passed away of cancer in 1995, Mutter presented him with a remarkable dedication at the New York Philharmonic. She later began spending more time with the renowned Andre Previn, the brilliant conductor, and pianist who began to composed music specifically for Mutter.... Read More

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, a Rapturous Goddess and her Stradivarius

Other Impressive Off-Stage Passions Include Education and Charity Work

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Other impressive off-stage passions include education and charity work. Knowing that music can tell a story, Anne has a strong desire to mold future generations and enrich the minds of young soloists around the world. To do this, she established the Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, which provides scholarships to talented string musicians. Anne also formed the Mutter Virtuosi, an ensemble of future instrumentalists and Foundation alumni, touring with them to showcase aspiring young... Read More

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