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Elisabeth Kufferath
(Teaching Languages : German, English)
A member of the Tetzlaff String Quartet since its inception in 1992, Elisabeth Kufferath has performed on the stages of some of the most auspicious halls in Europe and the United States, including Philharmonie Hall in Berlin, Philharmonic Hall in Cologne, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Their recently released CD with works by Schoenberg and Sibelius was highly acclaimed by Deutsche Schallplattenkritik.
Elisabeth Kufferath's chamber music partners include Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Isabelle van Keulen, Renaud Capucon, and the Trio Jean Paul. Ms. Kufferath is regularly invited to perform at such prestigious festivals as Berliner Festwochen, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, "Spannungen" Heimbach, Rheingau Festival, Helsinki Festival, Luzern Festival, International Festival Davos and Festival der Zukunft in Ernen, Switzerland. In the United States, she has performed at the Interlochen Arts, Ravinia, Aspen, Sarasota and Manitou Festivals.

Contemporary music has always played an important role in Elisabeth Kufferath's musical life. Acitve as a violinist and violist, Ms. Kufferath plays both the violin Sequenza (VIII) and the viola Sequenza (VI) by Luciano Berio, as well as Morton Feldman's "The viola in my life IV" for solo viola and symphony orchestra. At the Feldkirch Festival, Ms. Kufferath gave the world premiere of Jan Muller-Wieland's "Himmelfahrt", a work for solo viola written for and dedicated to her.

Elisabeth Kufferath has appeared as soloist with the WDR-Symphony Orchestra Cologne under the direction of Heinz Holliger, Ensemble Oriol Berlin led by Marcus Creed, the Munich Chamber Orchestra with conductor Christoph Poppen, World Youth Symphony Orchestra and Gerard Schwarz, as well as the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Konzertante Oper of Hamburg, and the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra.

Born in Hamburg, Elisabeth Kufferath received degrees from the Musikhochschule Luebeck, Germany where she studied with Uwe-Martin Haiberg, and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a scholarship student of Donald Weilerstein. Masterclasses with Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Gingold, Walter Levin and Miriam Fried rounded out her musical education. Ms. Kufferath was First Prize winner of the 1995 Vienna Modern Masters International Competition. In 2003 she was named "Distinguished Musician" by the IBLA Foundation.

Elisabeth Kufferath is Professor of Violin at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater, und Medien in Hannover, Germany. She is a frequent guest director/concertmaster of some of Europe's finest chamber orchestras, including Camerata Academica Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Ensemble Resonanz, and Ensemble Oriol Berlin.


Im April 2009 ist Elisabeth Kufferath einem Ruf als Professorin für Violine an die Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover gefolgt. Zuvor war sie seit 2004 Professorin für Violine an der Hochschule für Musik Detmold und von 1997 bis 2004 eine Konzertmeisterin der Bamberger Symphoniker.

Als Solistin trat Elisabeth Kufferath mit dem WDR-Sinfonieorchester unter Heinz Holliger, dem World Youth Symphony Orchestra unter Gerard Schwarz, dem Münchener Kammerorchester unter Christoph Poppen und dem Ensemble Oriol unter Marcus Creed auf. Sie war zu Gast bei den Berliner Festwochen, dem Luzern Festival, dem Rheingau Musikfestival, dem Schleswig-Holstein Festival, dem Festival 'Spannungen' in Heimbach und dem Helsinki Festival.

Elisabeth Kufferath ist seit seiner Gründung 1992 Mitglied im Tetzlaff Quartett, das bereits im Wiener Musikverein, der Berliner Philharmonie, dem Concertgebouw Amsterdam und in Paris, Brüssel, Helsinki, Rom und Florenz konzertiert hat. In der Saison 08/09 folgt das Debut in der Carnegie Hall in New York und in der Library of Congress in Washington DC. Zu ihren weiteren Kammermusikpartnern gehören Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt, Antje Weithaas, Isabelle Faust, Jens Peter Maintz und Paul Rivinius. Als Gastkonzertmeisterin mit Leitung wirkte sie bei der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie, der Camerata Accademica Salzburg und dem Ensemble Resonanz. Neue Musik spielt eine grosse Rolle für Elisabeth Kufferath. So hob sie das ihr gewidmete Werk "Himmelfahrt" für Viola sola von Jan Muller-Wieland beim Feldkirch Festival 2003 aus der Taufe. Zu ihrem Repertoire gehören auch die Sequenza VIII für Violine, die Bratschensequenza VI von Luciano Berio und Morton Feldman's The Viola in my Life.
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