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 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 in August 2017. More information here.

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

  • Fri

    Dodgson Chamber Works - NAXOS CD release

    19:30St. James's Piccadilly, London

    Works by Stephen Dodgson from our new CD.

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  • Wed

    Veles Ensebmle ++ String Trio Concert

    19:00St Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS

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  • Wed

    Veles Ensemble - String Trio Concert

    19:00St Margaret Pattens Church Rood Ln, London EC3M 1HS


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.


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.