Linus Roth is one of the most interesting musicians of the younger generation. Recently, he received the Echo Klassik Award of the German Phonoacademy for "Best Newcomer 2006" for his debut CD with sonatas by Brahms, Debussy, Ysaye and Mendelssohn, which was released on EMI Classics.
Linus Roth’s playing combines an exceptional cultivated sound with technical brilliance, accompanied by musical intuition and a knowledge of different styles. These qualities were confirmed by Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose foundation had supported the young musician for 5 years.
Linus Roth´s talent was recognised early in his youth. When he was 12 years old, he was accepted by Prof. Nicolas Chumachenco at the Music Academy Freiburg. In 1992 he won First Prize at the German national competition "Jugend musiziert". One year later, he continued his studies with Prof. Zakhar Bron at the Music Academy Lübeck, from which he graduated in 1998. Further studies followed at the Music Academy of Zurich and the Music Academy of Munich with Prof. Ana Chumachenco, who also remained his most important advisor after he finished his studies with the Soloist Diploma. He was also strongly influenced by Anne–Sophie Mutter, Miriam Fried, Josef Rissin and Salvatore Accardo.
His career on the concert platform has developed steadily since his first performances. A diligent selection of the repertoire and the concerts as soloist and chamber musician, mostly with his piano partner José Gallardo, point out his demand to continously develop his artistry, deepen his interpretations and accept new challenges.