"I see my life in terms of music." - Albert Einstein

Since he won the Echo Klassik Award for his EMI debut album in 2006 Linus Roth has made a name for himself both as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation and as a champion of wrongly forgotten works and composers. His live performances and his recording of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s complete works for Violin and Piano for Challenge Classics have brought him both critical and public acclaim. Roth’s commitment to Weinberg is further documented in his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the recording of Weinberg´s Concertino with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn ( both were named „Editor´s Choice“ by the Gramophone Magazin) and the recording of the 3 Violin Solo Sonatas, making him the first violinist to have recorded Weinberg´s complete Violin repertoire . In 2015 Linus Roth founded the International Weinberg Society, an organisation whose mission is to bring more attention to the Œuvre of the Polish-Jewish composer, to help organise concerts, lectures, exhibitions, as well as support publications about his life and recordings of his compositions.
After joining Prof Nicolas Chumachenco’s pre-college division at the Music Academy Freiburg, Linus Roth continued his studies with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Lübeck and with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Academies of Zurich and Munich. Salvatore Accardo, Miriam Fried and Josef Rissin all strongly influenced his development as a player as did Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose Foundation awarded him a scholarship for the duration of his studies. In 2012 he was appointed Professor for Violin at the “Leopold-Mozart-Centre” of the University of Augsburg, Germany.
Linus Roth has performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestras of the SWR and Berlin, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orquesta de Cordoba, Orquesta de Navarra, Orchestra della Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Berner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra of the State Opera Stuttgart, Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn and the Munich Chamber Orchestra and has shared the stage with the conductors Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen Manfred Honeck, Mihkel Kütson, Antoni Wit, among others.
A passionate chamber musician, he can be heard with Nicolas Altstaedt, Gautier Capucon, Kim Kashkashian, Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Andreas Ottensammerm Itamar Golan and Danjulo Ishizaka and regularly gives recitals with the Argentinian pianist José Gallardo throughout Europe.
Linus Roth plays the A. Stradivari “Dancla” 1703, kindly loaned to him by the “L-Bank, Staatsbank of Baden-Württemberg, Germany”.

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Robert Groslot | Linus Roth | Brussels Philharmonic
Solo Violin Partitas
Linus Roth
Light in Darkness
Linus Roth
Solo Violin Sonatas
Linus Roth
Violin Concertos (vinyl)
Linus Roth | London Symphony Orchestra | Thomas Sanderling
Virtuoso Dances
Linus Roth & José Gallardo
Violin Concertos
Linus Roth / London Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Sanderling
Solo Sonatas for Violin nos. 1 - 3
Linus Roth
Wartime Consolations
Linus Roth / Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn / José Gallardo
Work for chamber orchestra with soloists
James MacMillan / Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Violin Concertos
Linus Roth / Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Mihkel Kütson
Complete sonatas and works
Linus Roth / José Gallardo
Sonatas for violin & piano
Linus Roth & José Gallardo
Sonatas for violin and piano op. 105 & 121 - 4 song arrangements
Linus Roth / José Gallardo

Videos

Linus Roth and Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin: Violin Concertos (Weinberg & Britten)
'Wartime Consolations' Linus Roth tells the story of solace
Linus Roth records with the LSO & Thomas Sanderling - Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos