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

  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018

    Veles Ensemble - Tango With Mozart (Stroud Green Festival)

    20:00Holy 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.
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    Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018, 8pm – 9.30pm
    Location: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Stroud Green

     

    Veles Ensemble

    Hartmut Richter - violin

    Ralitsa Naydenova - viola

    Evva Mizerska - cello

    Tickets:

    £12/£8 Online from http://velesensemble.com/tickets/

    £15/£10 at the door

    Programme:

    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

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018

    Veles Ensemble - String Trio Concert

    tbaSt Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS

    more info soon

  • Wed
    26
    Sep
    2018

    Veles Ensemble - London Strings Festival

    tbaLondon, tba

    more info soon


Past concerts:

Event Information:

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Sparkling Valentine's Concert

    19:30Ely Cathedral, Ely - Cambridgeshire

    With pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and Veles Ensemble.

    http://www.elycathedral.org/events/sparkling-valentines-concert-by-candlelight

    Programme

    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


News:

A little teaser from the NAXOS Cd release concert at St James's Church Piccadilly.
November 2017
Stephen Dodgson

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.