Born 1964; married Detlef Wunderlich, 1989; two children, daughter named Arabella. Addresses: Addresses:Record company-Deutsche Grammophon/Polygram, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 333-8000.

German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's trademark qualities were described by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times as, "rich yet focused (in) tone, striking varieties of sound, articulate yet supple rhythmic play.... Her increasing work in recent years with living composers has brought a new kind of intellectual energy to her playing." Mutter performed magnificently throughout a "Beethoven: Face to Face" world tour in 1998, performing and simultaneously recording for Deutsche Grammophon all ten of Beethoven's violin sonatas. Mutter is lauded for her imaginative and accomplished playing, but she is also noted for her sophisticated beauty. Tommasini wrote, "Special lighting onstage drew attention to Ms. Mutter's glamour. In her sleek, shoulderless gown, with her auburn hair pulled back, she could have turned heads on Oscar night. But, as usual, it took just a few phrases for Ms. Mutter to establish that she is a thoughtful, dedicated artist." James R. Oestreich wrote in the New York Times, "The more Ms. Mutter trades on a glamorous image, it seems, the more surely she is recognized for her essential seriousness as an artist and a person."

Mutter was born in 1964 and spent her teen years and early 20s as a prot

by B. Kimberly Taylor

Anne-Sophie Mutter's Career

Spent her teen years and early 20s as a protegee of famed conductor Herbert von Karajan; began recording with Karajan, 1978; released more than 22 recordings since then; collaborated with American pianist Lambert Orkis, 1988; performed the "Beethoven: Face to Face" world tour with Orkis,1998; simultaneously recorded world tour for Deutsche Grammophon; winner of three Grammy Awards: 1993, 1998, 1999.

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Recent Updates

February 13, 2005: Mutter won the Grammy Award for best instrumental soloist performance with orchestra for Previn: Violin Concerto "Anne-Sophie"/Bernstein: Serenade. Source:,, February 14, 2005.

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