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Tanja Tetzlaff

Cellist Tanja Tetzlaff has been one of the most influential musicians of her generation for decades, both as a soloist and as well as a chamber musician. Her playing is characterised by a uniquely fine, at the same time powerful and nuanced sound, which is always accompanied by cultivated musicality. Tanja Tetzlaff’s special trademark is her extraordinarily broad repertoire and her desire for crossborder concert formats. Going beyond the presentation of classical music, incorporating other art forms, and engaging with contemporary events is a particular concern of Tanja Tetzlaff. She plays all the standard works of the cello literature but is also a soughtafter interpreter of 20th and 21st century compositions.
She is particularly fond of the cello concertos by Unsuk
Chin, John Casken, Witold Lutosławski, Jörg Widmann and Bernd Alois Zimmermann. In January 2021, she premiered the Double Concerto for Cello & Percussion by Rolf Wallin with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, followed by the world premiere of the Double Concerto for Cello & Percussion by Olga Neuwirth in September  2022.
In April 2021, Tanja Tetzlaff became the first scholarship recipient to be awarded the highly endowed Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship of the city of Weimar. Over a period of two years, she now has the opportunity to realise a film project that relates Bach’s famous cello suites to nature and to issues of climate change.

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