Thomas Zehetmair

Former SPCO Artistic Partner

Thomas Zehetmair’s ability to skillfully blend his musical interests is unparalleled. He enjoys widespread international acclaim not only as a violinist, but also as a conductor and chamber musician, making him one of the most prominent artistic personalities of today. He holds the position of Principal Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Conductor Laureate of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, past Artistic Partner with the SPCO and from the 19.20 season, Chief Conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.
Zehetmair has an extensive, award-winning discography, including Zimmermann’s violin concerto with the WDR Sinfonieorchester (“Diapason d’Or de l’Année“ 2009), Elgar with the Hallé Orchestra Manchester / Sir Mark Elder (Gramophone Award 2010) and Mozart’s concertos with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century under Frans Brüggen. For his far-reaching artistic contributions, Zehetmair was awarded, among others, the certificate of honour by the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, as well as the Karl Böhm Interpretation Prize by the federated state of Styria.

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