www.sebastianbohren.ch


Biography

"In rhetoric and expressive interpretations, Sebastian Bohren proves a versatile and imaginative Bach performer"
Pizzicato
With his expressive, soulful playing, Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren has quickly established himself as one of the most interesting talents of his generation. Concerts as a soloist and chamber musician lead the young musician around the globe. He appears as a soloist with the Argovia Philharmonic, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Basel, Staatskapelle St. Petersburg as well as with the chamber orchestras of Zurich and Basel, under the direction of Ivor Bolton, Douglas Boyd, Elim Chan, James Gaffigan, Heinz Holliger, Patrick Lange, Andrew Litton and Gábor Takács- Nagy. In 2018 he made his debut at the Lucerne Festival. As a soloist Sebastian plays a broad repertoire from Bach to contemporary works and is increasingly active as a guest conductor of various chamber orchestras (Camerata Zürich, Chamber Orchestra Bern, CHAARTS and Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt).

Sebastian Bohren's recording of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, released in 2016 with RCA Red Seal, received great critical acclaim by the press. 2017 has seen another recording featuring violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Hartmann and Schubert as well as digitally- released live albums with works by Vasks, Kancheli and Shostakovich. The current CD combines violin concertos by Mendelssohn and Britten with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Litton (release in January 2019).

Chamber music partners have included Reto Bieri, Thomas Demenga, Konstantin Lifschitz, Christian Poltera, Benjamin Schmid, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Antoine Tamestit.

Bohren is a member of the Stradivari Quartet. In the 2019/20 season the ensemble appears at venues including the National Center for Performing Arts Beijing, Berliner Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Shanghai Symphony Hall, as well as tours in Japan and Korea. Highlights of recent seasons have included performances at the Victoria Hall Singapore as well as at the festivals Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kissinger Sommer and Rheingau Music Festival. Their debut CD featuring Mozart's Prussian Quartets was followed by a recording of Robert Schumann's three string quartets in spring 2018.

Born in 1987, Sebastian Bohren studied in Zurich, Lucerne and Munich with Zakhar Bron, Igor Karsko, Ingolf Turban and Robert Zimansky. He received further influences from Ana Chumachenco and Hansheinz Schneeberger. The Zürich-based violinist still maintains close ties with his home, the canton of Aargau. In 2015 he was granted a sabbatical year by the Aargauer Kuratorium, and in summer 2015 he was Artist in Residence at the Boswiler Sommer Festival. Sebastian successfully directs his own concert series, the Stretta Concerts in Brugg.

Sebastian Bohren plays an instrument by G.B. Guadagnini (Parma 1776) from a Swiss private collection.

2019/2020
This biography is to be reproduced without any changes, omissions or additions, unless expressly authorised by artist management.

Biography

With his expressive, soulful playing, Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren has quickly established himself as one of the most interesting talents of his generation.
Concerts as a soloist and chamber musician lead the young musician around the globe. He appears as a soloist with the Argovia Philharmonic, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Basel, Staatskapelle St. Petersburg, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto as well as Chamber Orchestras of Zurich and Basel, under the direction of Elim Chan, James Gaffigan, Heinz Holliger, Patrick Lange, Andrew Litton and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
In 2018 he made his debut at the Lucerne Festival. As a soloist Sebastian plays a broad repertoire from Bach to contemporary works and is increasingly active as a guest conductor of various chamber orchestras (Camerata Zürich, Chamber Orchestra Bern, CHAARTS and Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt).

Contact

Artist Website:
www.sebastian_bohren.ch
Management: General Management
Artist Manager: Ekkehard Jung
ekkehard.jung@ekkehardjung.de · T: +49-30-23 63 794 -11
Assistant Artist Manager: Viktoria Ruhl
viktoria.ruhl@ekkehardjung.de · T: +49-30-23 63 794 -10
PR contact Sebastian Bohren: NO-TE (Krystian Nowakowski)
k@no-te.com · M: +43-676 964 2800

Discography


Prokofiev Prokofiev Violin Sonata Op. 80, violin & orchestra arr. for percussion
Sebastian Bohren (violin)
Andrei Pushkarev (percussion)
w/ Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt Sony (Live Recording/ Digital release), 2019
buy at Sony
play on Spotify
Mendelssohn & Britten Violin Concertos by Felix Mendelssohn & Benjamin Britten + Sérénade mélancolique by Tchaikovsky
Sebastian Bohren (violin)
w/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(conductor: Andrew Litton)
Sony, 2019 (to be released)
Shostakovich Violin Sonata Op. 134 for violin, percussion and string orchestra by Shostakovich
Sebastian Bohren (violin)
w/ Camerata Zürich (conductor: Igor Karkso)
Sony (Live Recording/ Digital release), 2018
download at Sony
J.S. Bach Sonata & Partitas Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 1004 - BWV 1006
Sebastian Bohren (violin)
Sony, 2018
buy at jpc
Op. 2 Works by Hartmann, Mendelssohn, Respighi & Schubert Hartmann: Concerto Funebre among other works
CHAARTS Chamber Artists
w/ Sebastian Bohren (violin)
Sony, 2017
buy at jpc
Distant Light Works by Peteris Vasks & Giya Kancheli
CHAARTS Chamber Artists & Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt
w/ Sebastian Bohren (violin)
Sony (Live Recording/ Digital release), 2017
download at Sony
Equal Works by Beethoven, Schumann & Français
CHAARTS Chamber Artists
w/ Sebastian Bohren (violin)
Sony, 2016
buy at jpc
Pleyel & Vanhal Symphonies by Ignaz Pleyel & Johann Baptist Vanhal
Sebastian Bohren (violin)
w/ Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto (conductor: Luca Bizzozero)
Sony, 2015
buy at jpc
Download (High Resolution) 
X
loading...