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.

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.

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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
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Veles Ensebmle ++ String Trio Concert

    lunchtime Faversham, Kent, UK

    more info soon

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  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Richter-Ardelean Duo

    tbaCanterbury, Kent, UK

    Violin-Piano Duo

     

    more info soon

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Past concerts:

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    19:30St. James's Piccadilly, London

    Saturday 9 December, 7:30 pm

    with the Veles Ensemble and Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

    PROGRAMME:
    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

    INTERVAL

    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

    BOX OFFICE DETAILS:
    Tickets - Unreserved £25, Concessions £15
    Open - Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00
    Tel - 0207 7661100
    Website - http://www.smitf.org/piccadillychristmas
    Email - BoxOffice@smitf.org

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    19:15St 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.

    Programme:

    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
    Rood Lane
    London
    EC3M 1HS

    Tickets £10
    students £8, children under 14 £5
    Tickets at the door and from
    www.velesensemble.com/tickets

     

  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017
    19:30St. James's Piccadilly, London

    Works by Stephen Dodgson from our new CD.

    Amazon link

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    19:00Heampstead Garden Suburb Free Church Central Square, NW11 7AG

  • 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:

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

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573762


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.