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Tabea Zimmermann is one of the most popular and renowned artists of our time. As winner of the international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2020, artist in residence of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, of the Berliner Philharmoniker and, in the current season, of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tabea Zimmermann is widely acknowledged for her unfailingly high standards and tireless enthusiasm for sharing her love of music with audiences. Fellow musicians and listeners alike value her charismatic personality and deep musical understanding. Her work with orchestras is also guided by the ideals of her experience as a chamber musician, where artistic integrity is paramount.
As a soloist, she regularly works with the most distinguished orchestras worldwide such as the Orchestre de Paris, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2022, she has been the new Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
She has inspired numerous composers to write for the viola and has introduced many new works into the standard concert and chamber music repertoire. Her artistry is documented on approximately 50 CDs and her artistic work has been recognized with numerous awards both in Germany and abroad.
Tabea Zimmermann has held teaching posts at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken and Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt. Since October 2002, she has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin.
She has been playing an instrument built for her by Patrick Robin since 2019.