Hartmut "Harti" Richter is a classical violinist currently residing in London, United Kingdom. He is a soloist and chamber musician, giving concerts in Europe and North America regulary and is active in several ensembles including the Veles EnsembleRichter-Housden Duo (violin/guitar), several piano duos and various other formations.

A new CD of chamber music by the late Stephen Dodgson together with amongst others the Mēla Guitar Quartet and Eden-Stell Guitar Duo, recorded in spring 2016, will be released on  the NAXOS label soon.

Apart from his performing career, Hartmut is a composer and a dedicated violin teacher and frequently holds music workshops and masterclasses internationally (more information here). Hartmut plays a copy of the Hart (Ex-Francescatti) Stradivarius violin (1727), made by Christian Erichson, Hanover.

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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.


Upcoming Concerts

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017

    Bartok Rhapsody No.1 & Ravel - Tzigane with North London Sinfonia

    tbatba

Past concerts:

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    19:00Holy 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

    Tickets:
    £12/£8 Online from http://velesensemble.com/tickets/
    £15/£10 at the door

  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017
    19:00Lauderdale 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.

     

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    11:00St Michael’s Parish Church, Sittingbourne

    St Michael’s Parish Church, High Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 4PG

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017
    19:00St Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    16:00London, Alexandra Park School, Bidwell Gardens, London N11 2AZ

    more info:

    http://hartmutrichter.com/1303/lift-winter-blues-sat-11thsun-12th-february-2017/

  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016
    lunchtime tba

    more info soon

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016
    20:00Arthouse, Crouch End, London

     

    VELES-2016-Dec-11

    Tickets £15/£12 concession from

    http://www.arthousecrouchend.co.uk/programme/?programme_id=3284002

     

    Arthouse Crouch End

    159A Tottenham Lande

    London N8 9BT

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    19:00London, Highgate, United Reform Church, N6 6BJ

    winter-leaflet_origMoeran: Sinfonietta
    Williams: The Lark Ascending
    ​Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    19:30pmSt Cyprian's, Clarence Gate Glentworth St, NW1 6AX

    The Lark Acending  by R.V. Williams with the new Chimera Chamber Orchestra. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794708384083868/

    12nov2016-chimera-concert

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016
    20:00London, Queen's Club

    A special evening concert for members of the Queen’s Tennis Club and their guests, together with the amazing Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo. Programme to include Schubert, Paganini and Piazzolla.

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016

News:

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.


A CD recorded together with the Mela Guitar Quartet, Eden-Stell Guitar Duo and others featuring music by Stephen Dodgson to be released on NAXOS in August 2017.