German-born violinist Hartmut Richter is a soloist and chamber musician residing in London, United Kingdom, giving regular concerts in Europe and North America. He is active in several ensembles including the Veles Ensemble, the Richter-Housden Duo (violin/guitar), the Richter-Ardelean Piano Duo and other formations. He is featured on a recent NAXOS CD of music by Stephen Dodgson, released in August 2017, as well as on an upcoming release on Toccata Classics (Autumn 2018) with the Veles Ensemble.
Richter studied at the Hanover Academy of Music, Germany, under Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Atila Aydintan and Ina Kertscher, before completing his studies with a soloist diploma at the Nuremberg Academy of Music under Lydia Dubrovskaya. Richter won several first prizes in German national competitions including Jugend Musiziert and the Mozart Competition Hildesheim, and has received scholarships for international masterclasses working with renowned professors including Herman Krebbers, Robert Szreder, Rosa Fain, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Christian Altenburger.
Apart from his performing career, Hartmut is a composer and a dedicated violin teacher and frequently holds music workshops internationally. Hartmut plays a copy of the Hart (Ex-Francescatti) Stradivarius violin (1727), made by Christian Erichson, Hanover.
Click here for an extended biography Hartmut Richter was born in Hanover, Germany in 1984 and started playing the violin at the age of six. In 1994 he became a student of Professor Krzysztof Wegrzyn at the Hanover Academy of Music where he later completed his Diploma of Music under Professors Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Atila Aydintan and Ina Kertscher. He completed his studies under Prof. Lydia Dubrovskaya in Nuremberg where he received his Soloist/Artist Diploma in 2011. Hartmut has worked with numerous professors in various Masterclasses, including, amongst others, Zenon Brzewski, Helen Brunner, Robert Szreder, Rosa Fain, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Herman Krebbers and Christian Altenburger. Early in his career he started giving international concerts and won several first prizes at the German national competition “Jugend musiziert”. He is a first prize winner of the Mozart Competition Hildesheim 2000 and received a special award of the German Mozart Society. He had his live TV debut in 1999 when he performed on the NDR evening show “DAS!”. Since then he has been giving soloist concerts regularly and has been engaging in numerous chamber music projects. Apart from his violin career, Hartmut is a composer of classical and contemporary music and a dedicated multi-instrumentalist. Some of the projects and compositions will be uploaded to this website in the future.
Hartmut Richter was born in Hanover, Germany in 1984 and started playing the violin at the age of six. In 1994 he became a student of Professor Krzysztof Wegrzyn at the Hanover Academy of Music where he later completed his Diploma of Music under Professors Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Atila Aydintan and Ina Kertscher. He completed his studies under Prof. Lydia Dubrovskaya in Nuremberg where he received his Soloist/Artist Diploma in 2011.
Hartmut has worked with numerous professors in various Masterclasses, including, amongst others, Zenon Brzewski, Helen Brunner, Robert Szreder, Rosa Fain, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Herman Krebbers and Christian Altenburger. Early in his career he started giving international concerts and won several first prizes at the German national competition “Jugend musiziert”. He is a first prize winner of the Mozart Competition Hildesheim 2000 and received a special award of the German Mozart Society. He had his live TV debut in 1999 when he performed on the NDR evening show “DAS!”. Since then he has been giving soloist concerts regularly and has been engaging in numerous chamber music projects.
Apart from his violin career, Hartmut is a composer of classical and contemporary music and a dedicated multi-instrumentalist. Some of the projects and compositions will be uploaded to this website in the future.
Fri21Dec201819:30St. James's Piccadilly, London
The Piccadilly Christmas Concert 2018
With the Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Thu13Dec201819:00St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7AB
Toccata Classics presents: Steve Elcock's chamber music CD release event and concert.
With the Veles Ensemble.
Thu29Nov201819:00St Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS
Secret Chamber Music - Christmas special.
The Veles Ensemble string trio perform Beethoven Op. 9 No. 2 and other classics as well as a set of Christmas specials.
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Wed26Sep201819:30Saint Margaret Pattens Church Eastcheap London EC3M 1HS
Veles Ensemble & Ahmed Mukhtar
Tickets and more information here.
The Veles Ensemble will open this evening of contrast with a true classic: Beethoven's String Trio Op. 9 No. 1 in G-major. The trios Op.9 - published in 1798 - are often considered to be one of Beethoven's most important early works. The G-major's powerful and even symphonic qualities, wide melodic lines, contrasts and the breathtaking vigour of the finale leave no doubt about its historic significance.
It is followed by Zoltan Kodály's Intermezzo, a wonderfully fresh and light scherzo, written by the then 23 year young composer while finishing a dissertation on the Hungarian folk song at the Budapest academy. Not surprisingly, it combines the spirit of the Hungarian folk song (but without the clyché!) with the depth and sophisticated textures reminiscent of Dohnányi, whose Serenade for string trio served as a model for this short and entertaining delight.
Sun23Sep201816:00Toine (09230 Montardit) Route D 235 vers Lasserre, France
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Bach: Sonate si bémol mineur
Mozart: Sonate la majeur k.305
Beethoven: Sonate mi bémol majeur op.12.no.3
Schubert: Sonate la majeur
Workshop Tour, Southern France
Fri24Aug201819:00Sandy Cove, NS, Canada
Cove Music with Ellen Gibling (harp).
Thu12Jul2018tbaSt Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS
more info soon
Wed13Jun201820:00Holy Trinity Parish Church, Stroud Green
Stroud Green Festival
Tango with Mozart
The Veles Ensemble presents an evening of classical string trio music with a twist of Piazzolla's fiery South American tango. The concert features Mozart's famous Divertimento for string trio K.563 - a landmark in the chamber music repertoire, completed shortly after his last three symphonies.
Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018, 8pm – 9.30pm
Location: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Stroud Green
Hartmut Richter - violin
Ralitsa Naydenova - viola
Evva Mizerska - cello
£12/£8 Online from http://velesensemble.com/tickets/
£15/£10 at the door
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 563
Luigi Boccherini - String Trio Op. 14 No. 4
Franz Schubert - String Trio in B-flat major, D471
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango
Thu17May2018tbaHampton Court House
String Trio Concert
Sat10Mar2018tbaCanterbury, Kent, UK
more info soon
Sat10Feb201819:30Ely Cathedral, Ely - Cambridgeshire
With pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and Veles Ensemble.
Mendelssohn - Song Without Words no. 1
Liszt - Liebestraume no. 3
Chopin - Nocturne in D flat major
Gershwin/Wild - Embraceable You
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Rachmaninov - Flight of the Bumblebee
Mozart - Piano Concerto K414 in A major
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Bach - Suite (1st movement)
Elgar - Salut d'amour
Beethoven - Romance in G
Mozart - Voi che sapete
Puccini - O Mio Babino caro
Puccini - Si mi chiamano Mimi
Delibes - Flower Duet
Piazolla - Oblivion (Tango)
Piazolla - Libertango
Sat27Jan2018lunchtime Faversham, Kent, UK
more info soon
Sat09Dec201719:30St. James's Piccadilly, London
Saturday 9 December, 7:30 pm
with the Veles Ensemble and Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata in C minor op 13
Brahms - Rhapsody no. 2 in G minor
Chopin - Grand Waltz Brillante in E flat Op 18
Mendelssohn - Rondo Capriccioso
Liszt - Rigoletto Paraphrase
Pachelbel - Canon in D - string quartet
Saint Saens - The Swan - cello solo
Monti - Czardas - violin solo
Mozart - Piano Concerto K414
Puccini - Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Adam - O Holy Night
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Wed06Dec201719:15St Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS
Join the Veles Ensemble for a night of exciting and varied string trio music: Mozart’s legendary Divertimento K563, Schubert’s B-flat major string trio, Egon Wellesz’ dynamic 20th sound world and a few special Christmas arrangements in the beautiful setting of St Margaret Pattens Church.
W. A. Mozart, Divertimento K563 in E-flat major
Franz Schubert, String Trio in B-flat major D471
Egon Wellesz, String Trio Op.86
6 December 2017, 7.15 pm
(doors open at 6:50 pm)
St Margaret Pattens
students £8, children under 14 £5
Tickets at the door and from
Sat15Jul201719:00Heampstead Garden Suburb Free Church Central Square, NW11 7AG
Wed14Jun201719:00Holy Trinity Parish Church, Stroud Green
As part of the Crouch End Festival and Stroud Green Festival, the Veles Ensemble presents music from Austria and Hungary. The concert will explore musical ties between these two countries of very different cultural backgrounds, yet connected historically. From Haydn to Wellesz through Kodaly and Schubert, the evening promises to be an intriguing mix of well-loved classics with a Hungarian folk music inspired twist.
Joseph Haydn - String Trio Op.53 No.3 (Hob. XVI:42) in D-major
Egon Wellesz - Vier Stücke (Four Pieces) Op.105
Zoltán Kodály - Intermezzo
Franz Schubert - String Trio D.581 in B-flat major
£12/£8 Online from http://velesensemble.com/
£15/£10 at the door
Fri05May201719:00Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
Join us in the historic Lauderdale House to hear music on violin and guitar. An evening of contrast: from Manuel de Falla‘s fiery Spanish songs to Schubert‘s romantic Ständchen as well as the Australian composer Phillip Houghton‘s mysterious and wild contemporary piece 'Night Music'. We are also giving the first performance of Hartmut Richter‘s Sonata for Violin and Guitar.
Sat08Apr201711:00St Michael’s Parish Church, Sittingbourne
St Michael’s Parish Church, High Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 4PG
Wed01Mar201719:00St Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS
Sat11Feb201716:00London, Alexandra Park School, Bidwell Gardens, London N11 2AZ
more info soon
Sun11Dec201620:00Arthouse, Crouch End, London
Arthouse Crouch End
159A Tottenham Lande
London N8 9BT
Sat26Nov201619:00London, Highgate, United Reform Church, N6 6BJ
Williams: The Lark Ascending
Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
A little teaser from the NAXOS Cd release concert at St James's Church Piccadilly.
Live video of the Veles Esemble string trio performing Beethoven's Trio Op.9 No.3. http://velesensemble.com/2017/01/13/85/
New recording of Eugene Ysaye's 4th solo Sonata, recorded in a beautiful wooden church in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. Listen in the player below or on the Media page.