The German violist Hartmut Lindemann is widely acknowledged as being one of the great representatives of his instrument today. His unique style comes out of a deep dedication and admiration for late 19th and early 20th century string playing and technique. As a highly informed interpreter of this musical period it would be correct to say that one can expect from him a performance that is as 'authentically' correct as it is boldly imaginative.

Lindemann completed his studies in 1980 with an honours soloist diploma at the 'Staatliche Musikhochschule Köln'. His professional career as a violist has included principal positions with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Tasmanian and the Sydney Symphony Orchestras.

In 1987 Lindemann embarked on a career as a freelance solo violist, chamber musician and teacher. Since then he has appeared for Musica Viva and for the ABC in Solo performances with the Melbourne and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. He also performed as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, and in Germany with the Detmolder Kammerorchester and the Kammerphilharmonie Amadé. In 2001 he toured Germany with the Kammerphilharmonie, playing the European Premiere of the Alfred Hill concerto.

Lindemann has taken part in many music festivals such as Huntington, Adelaide, Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, Sommerliche Musiktage in Soest, Rösrather Kammermusiktage, and in 2001 in the International Music Festival in Kharkov, Ukraine. He frequently gives recitals with the Australian pianist Ben Martin.

He performed with Rudolf Koelman, Charles Castleman, Claus Kanngiesser, Rainer Moog, Marco Rizzi, Mayumi Sailer, Daniil Schafran, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Geoffrey Tozer, Pieter Wispelwey, the Goldner and Vogler Quartet.

In July 2002 he performed the Alfred Hill concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Since 1997 Hartmut Lindemann has been Professor of viola at the 'Hochschule für Musik' in der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster/Germany and served as a member of the jury for the 1999 International William Primrose Competition in Guelph and the 2000 International Lionel Tertis Competition on the Isle of Man. Lindemann has recorded four well reviewed solo CDs for the 'Tacet' label.


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