Germany’s Hindemith Prize Publicizes 2022 Winner

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With the award, French violist Antoine Tamestit has been endowed with a €10,000 money prize


The Hindemith Prize of the Metropolis of Hanau has been awarded each three years since 2000. The award is known as in honor of German composer, violist, and conductor Paul Hindemith, who hailed from Hanau.

Because the 2022 winner of the award, 43-year-old violist Antoine Tamestit will signal the Golden E-book of the Metropolis of Hanau plus obtain a silver plaque and €10,000 from Hanau’s Lord Mayor Claus Kaminsky.

Born in Paris in 1979, Tamestit studied with Jean Sulem, Jesse Levine, and Tabea Zimmermann. A frequent performer of Hindemith’s works, Tamestit has additionally made extremely acclaimed recordings of them with ensembles corresponding to Trio Zimmermann and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with Paavo Järvi.

Between 2007 and 2013, Tamestit was appointed professor for viola on the Cologne College of Music and Dance and has been educating on the Paris Conservatory since October 2013. He’s additionally co-art director of Japan’s Viola Area Competition, which has a specific concentrate on Hindemith’s compositions. 

He performs an Étienne Vatelot viola and the 1672 “Mahler” viola by Antonio Stradivari, loaned by the Stradivari Basis-Habisreutinger.

“Tamestit is understood for his unsurpassed approach and the celebrated great thing about his colourful viola tone,” mentioned Hindemith Basis president, Andrew Eckhardt. “He’s a visitor with main orchestras around the globe and works repeatedly with well-known conductors,” he continued. “His wide-ranging repertoire ranges from the Baroque interval to the current; his openness to modern music is mirrored in quite a few world premieres and recordings of latest works.”

Previous winners of the award embrace Albert Mangelsdorff, Rolf Riehm, Daniel Barenboim, Tabea Zimmermann, Gerd Albrecht, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Paavo Järvi, the Zehetmair String Quartet, Christoph Eschenbach, and Olli Mustonen.


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