Anne-Sophie Mutter has been an international figure in the world’s major concert halls for more than 40 years, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor, and visionary. The four-time Grammy Award winner is equally committed to traditional works and the future of music, having given world premieres of 27 works by composers who include Unsuk Chin, Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, and John Williams. She also dedicates herself to supporting future generations of musicians through benefit projects and the world-renowned Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
Ms. Mutter’s 2019/2020 season is dedicated to commemorating the 250th birthday of Beethoven, with multiple performances of his Violin Concerto and Triple Concerto with Orchestre symphonie de Montréal, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, among others. In January 2020, Mutter returns to the United States for a five-city recital tour, playing Beethoven sonatas with her longtime artistic partner Lambert Orkis.
On August 30, 2019, Mutter released her latest recording, Across the Stars, featuring new adaptations of selections from some of John Williams’ greatest film scores, prepared for her by Williams himself.
In October and November 2019, Mutter took The Mutter Virtuosi—the ensemble of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation—on the ensemble’s debut tour of South America, playing works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Vivaldi.
In March 2018, Ms. Mutter became the first German artist to receive Poland’s Gloria Artis Gold Medal for cultural achievements. In June and October 2019, respectively, she received two of the most prestigious international arts awards, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale. Some of her previous honors have included the German Grand Order of Merit, French Medal of the Legion of Honour, Bavarian Order of Merit, Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.