Rüdiger Lotter Baroque violin, artistic director


Violinist Rüdiger Lotter is one of the leading musicians in the field of early music. The Herald Tribune hails him as “an exquisitely refined exponent of period playing”, and the CDs he has recorded to date have received enthusiastic critical acclaim. The West German Radio presented his recent recording of Bach’s solo sonatas as the most interesting interpretation currently available on CD; the reviewer at The Early Music Review considered his Bach among the best interpretations of all times: “I have put off writing this review, hoping sufficient words would occur to me to convey what it is that is so striking”.


As a soloist, as founding member of the chamber ensemble Lyriarte, or as member of Einstein Piano Trio Rüdiger Lotter appears regularly at major festivals in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He is a laureate of the renowned Premio Bonporti Competition in Rovereto in Italy and at the international Heinrich Schmelzer competition in Stift Melk, Austria.


Since 2010 Rüdiger Lotter has conducted the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra as part of the series “Klassik Heute”. He has been in charge of projects with the Orchestra of the Schloss Ludwigsburg Festival since 2011, and has served as the artistic director of Hofkapelle München since 2009. As the artistic director of the Munich Hasse Society he also dedicates himself to the revival of the music of Johann Adolph Hasse.