Anne-Sophie Mutter has been recognized as one of the world's greatest violinists for more
than 35 years. A four-time GrammyAward winner, Ms. Mutter has been a champion of
contemporary music throughout her career, and her current tally of world premiere
performances includes 22 compositions. She has had works composed for her by composers who
include Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert
Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, and Wolfgang Rihm.
In the 2014-2015 season, Ms. Mutter curates a six-concert series at Carnegie Hall as a
Perspectives artist; makes guest appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, San
Francisco Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and London
Symphony Orchestra; and tours with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Danish National
Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, New World Symphony, and Luigi Cherubini
Youth Orchestra. In addition, she embarks on a six-city tour with the
Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio to Montreal, New York, Northridge (California), Santa Barbara,
Costa Mesa, and Sonoma, and joins her string ensemble, the Mutter Virtuosi, on its first
North American tour to Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Naples, Kansas City, and Washington,
Ms. Mutter has long used her public profile to support and promote charitable causes,
notably those associated with the alleviation of medical and social problems. Her benefit
concerts-which number 62 to date-have raised funds for a host of organizations worldwide.
Ms. Mutter's many awards and honors reflect the nature of her humanitarian work as well as
the excellence of her artistry. She received the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize
in 2008, the Legion of Honour in 2009 for services to contemporary French music, and the
2011 Erich-Fromm-Preis for the advancement of humanism through social engagement.
Additional honors include the Merit Cross 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany, the
Mendelssohn and Brahms prizes, the Herbert von Karajan Music Prize, and the Bavarian Order
of Merit. In 2013, Ms. Mutter was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
as a Foreign Honorary Member.