The third-generation of a family of extraordinary violinists, German virtuoso Daniel Röhn makes his Southbank Centre debut. Together with pianist Irina Botan, he presents a programme of all-time favourites for violin.
Daniel Röhn is the outstanding third generation in a family of extraordinary violinists. As the grandson of Furtwängler’s concertmaster and son of Andreas Röhn, Bayerische Rundfunk concertmaster for 30 years, he received early violin training at home before studying under Ana Chumachenco in Munich.
A soloist of “sparkling virtuosity” (Diapason), a technician of “mesmerising control” (The Strad) and a musician of “refined lyricism, depth and sensitivity” (Le Monde de la Musique), Röhn continues to astound audiences and critics alike.
On invitation by Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ion Marin and Gustavo Dudamel, to name but a few, Röhn has performed as soloist worldwide to great acclaim, frequently likened to the great violinists of the past: Szeryng, Heifetz (The Strad and Diapason) and Kreisler (Ruggiero Ricci).
His Claves recording début won a Diapason d’Or, and his Schubert Fantasy was regarded as “one of the most accomplished versions ever recorded,” (Diapason).
'A young god – absolutely impeccable and masterful' (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
'A sensational player...dispatched with a nonchalance to take the breath away' (The Strad)
- Variations on a theme of Corelli (arr. Kreisler)
- Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
- Sonata for Violin and Piano in F (1838)
- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
- Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
- Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major
- Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
- Polonaise No 1 in D
- Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)