ACCLAIMED GERMAN VIOLINIST, LINUS ROTH NAMED AS NEW INTENDANT OF SCHWÄBISCHER FRÜHLING MUSIC FESTIVAL
Linus Roth, one of the most accomplished and well-regarded violinists of his generation, has been named as the new Intendant of the German music festival, Schwäbischer Frühling, in the southern Germany city of Ochsenhausen, taking over in 2020 from the incumbent Professor Christian Altenburger, who has lead the Festival for the past fifteen years.
Roth has been busy making a name for himself in recent years as a champion of forgotten music and unjustly neglected composers. Both Roth's live performances and recorded output have brought him extensive critical and public acclaim, especially in his dedication to bringing the works of composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996) before a wider audience, causing Strad magazine to comment: “...Roth’s silvery purity and beguiling tonal transparency once again prove a perfect match for Weinberg’s volatile sound world, in which striking ideas constantly rub shoulders with each other, often at a dazzling pace...radiantly compelling”. Linus Roth is Professor of Violin at Augsburg University. He is the Artistic Director of the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition in Augsburg and founder of both the International Weinberg Society and the popular Festival Ibiza concert series.
In Spring 2019, Roth will release his brand-new CD of works by Lassen, Langgaard and Scharwenka with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Antony Hermus on the Hyperion label.