Clarinetist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. The 2015/16 season will see him appear as soloist with orchestras such as Münchner Philharmoniker, Bamberger Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Early in the season, Antoine Tamestit will perform the world premiere of Widmann’s new Viola Concerto at Paris Philharmonie with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris. Daniel Harding will then give the Swedish premiere of the work with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra while the German premiere will be with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Meanwhile, Widmann’s Piano Concerto Trauermarsch will see its US premiere with Yefim Bronfman and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Widmann will continue his close collaboration with the Bamberger Symphoniker as their “Composer in Residence” for one more year. In addition, he will take up the “Creative Chair” at the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich featuring in different roles including composer, soloist, chamber musician and conductor. This series will see the world premiere of his new Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano. Further chamber music performances will include a return to Wigmore Hall London as well as Beethovenfest Bonn, Mozartfest Würzburg, Louvre Paris, Philharmonie Essen, Schubertiade Hohenems and Toppan Hall Tokyo. Amongst his regular chamber music partners are renowned soloists and ensembles such as Sir András Schiff, Daniel Barenboim, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Mitsuko Uchida, and the Hagen and Arcanto quartets.

Continuing his intense activities as conductor, Jörg Widmann will perform this season with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Budapest festival Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, of which he is Principal Guest Conductor.