""The German violinist Linus Roth and the Argentine pianist José Gallardo bring his complete works for violin and piano.""Het Parool, 14-11-2015
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 the 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. During his studies he got supported intensely by Anne-Sophie Mutter and her Foundation.
As a concert soloist he has performed, amongst others, with the Orchestra of Stuttgart State Opera, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Württembergisch Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Bern
Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Orchestra SWR and Berlin, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Brucknerorchester Linz, Vienna Chamber Philharmonic and Cologne Chamber Orchestra.
Conductors he collaborated with are, amongst others, Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Frank Beermann, Dennis Russell Davies, Alun Francis, Matthias Foremny, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen, Manfred Honeck, Anu Tali and Antoni Wit.
In 2006 he received the Echo Klassik Award of the German Phonoacademy as “Best Newcomer” for his debut CD with sonatas by Brahms, Debussy, Ysaye and Mendelssohn, which was released on EMI Classics.
In October 2012 he was appointed Professor for Violin at the “Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum” of the University of Augsburg.
Linus Roth plays on the A. Stradivari “Dancla” 1703, kindly loaned by the “L-Bank, Staatsbank of Baden-Württemberg”, Germany.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, José Gallardo started piano lessons at the age of five, at first at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires. Later he continued his studies with Prof. Poldi Mildner in the Faculty of Music at the University of Mainz, completing his diploma in 1997. Even then he realised his first love would be for chamber music.
His musical inspiration came from such artists as Menahem Pressler, Alfonso Montecino, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Sergiu Celibidache, Rosalyn Tureck and Bernard Greenhouse.
José Gallardo has won many national and international awards. Invitations followed for numerous tours and festivals, including the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Asiago Festival in Italy, the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Kronberg Cello Festival, and the Rheingau Music Festival.
He is very busy playing recitals and concerts, including chamber music appearances with other musicians in Europe, Asia, Israel, Oceania and South America, among them Alberto Lysy, Gidon Kremer, Chen Zimbalista, Julius Berger, Danjulo Ishizaka, Nicolas Altstaedt and many more. Concert halls he has played in include the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Hamburg Musikhalle, the Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Teatro della Pergola Florence and the Wigmore Hall London. From 1998 to 2008, he taught in the faculty of music at the University of Mainz; since autumn 2008, he has been teaching at the Leopold Mozart Zentrum in the University of Augsburg.
Linus Roth and José Gallardo have been playing together since 1998 and have performed several hundred concerts together. Their musical collaboration is documented by numerous CD recordings and radio broadcasts.
"The German violinist Linus Roth and the Argentine pianist José Gallardo bring his complete works for violin and piano."
Het Parool, 14-11-2015
Not an easy listening experience by any means, but a profoundly moving one.
The Strad, 06-11-2013
Niet een positief recensie
Roth and Gallardo overwhelmed the audience.
It's definately worth listening
Fono Forum, 01-9-2013
no quote not positive
The result is a dedicated hommage to Mieczyslaw Weinberg with technical and musical accomplishment.
Klassik Heute, 29-8-2013
"The intelligent interpretations and general accessibility of these works, is sure to win many new fans and admirers."
Roth and Gallardo control Weinberg lyricism and melancholy into the capillaries.
NRC Handelsblad, 08-8-2013
Artist of the month
Roth and Galardo play these compositions so striking, evident and internalized that following artists will have to compete with this recording.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 28-5-2013
The performances of both artists are virtuosic and commendable, while the recording quality is generally excellent
Lines that have escaped destruction, 04-4-2013
Altogether, then, these discs are remarkable. The performances of both artists are virtuosic and commendable, while the recording quality is generally excellent
Linus Roth and José Gallardo perform Weinberg's music with verve, passion and enthusiasm.