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Opus 3 Welcomes Isabelle Faust for Representation in the US and Canada

06.02.17
Isabelle Faust

"The most refined and intellectually scrutinising of today's violinists"
The Guardian (UK)

"Faust, rather than inflicting a capital-I Interpretation on any of this, illuminated it from within. But there was one element of topical subversion, arguably, in her interpretation: Through celebrating the greatness and mystery of music, she also demonstrated the power of a single woman."
The Washington Post

German violinist ISABELLE FAUST enjoys a reputation as a consummate artist who defies categorization. In addition to her mastery of the great symphonic violin concertos, her authentic and exquisite performances and recordings of baroque and classical repertoire has brought her world-wide acclaim, which is equally matched by her dedication to contemporary repertoire and her advocacy of new works by living composers.

Through her recordings and extensive international touring as guest soloist with orchestras, in recitals, and as chamber musician, Isabelle Faust has firmly established herself as one today's most esteemed and distinguished instrumentalists. 

Faust's 2017-18 season begins with a London Proms appearance (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/Pablo Heras-Casado). In North America, her tour with Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie includes concerts in Los Angeles' Disney Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and New York's Carnegie Hall. She makes her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut (Emmanuel Krivine) and returns to the Cleveland Orchestra (Bernard Labadie). Elsewhere she plays at Salzburg's Mozartwoche Festival (Monteverdi Orchestra and Choir/John Eliot Gardiner), gives the world premiere of Ondrej Adámek's Violin Concerto (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Peter Rundel), and performs with Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Harding, London Symphony Orchestra/Simon Rattle, Czech Philharmonic/Robin Ticciati, among others. In addition, she gives recitals in London, Tokyo, Osaka, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, and throughout Italy and Spain.

Faust's prolific and award-winning discography includes the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Alexander Melnikov, Bach's solo Sonatas & Partitas, and Beethoven and Berg Concertos with the Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado. Recent releases include Chausson's Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet (May 2017), Brahms Violin Sonatas with Melnikov, Schumann's piano trios, and Mozart Violin Concertos with Il Gardino Armonico. A new album of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado will be released in early September, and Faust's recording of Bach's harpsichord sonatas with Kristian Bezuidenhout will be released in March 2018.