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Isabelle Faust


Isabelle Faust captivates her audience through her insightful and faithful interpretations, based on a thorough knowledge of the historical context of the works as well as her attention to current scholarship, allowing her to bring illumination and passion to her performances in repertoire by a wide range of composers.

After winning the renowned Leopold Mozart Competition and the Paganini Competition at a young age, she soon began to perform regularly with the world’s major orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Les Siècles and the Baroque Orchestra Freiburg.

This led to close and sustained collaborations with conductors like Andris Nelsons, Giovanni Antonini, François-Xavier Roth, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Jakub Hrusa, Klaus Mäkelä, Robin Ticciati, and Sir Simon Rattle, with whom she will tour again in March 2024.

Highlights of the 2023-24 season include the celebration of Ligeti’s 100th birthday with an extensive tour with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth. Faust will perform with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, as well as a tour with the London Symphony Orchestra. She is also artist in residence with the SWR Symphony Orchestra this season. Her chamber music projects will include collaborations with Antoine Tamestit, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Anne Katharina Schreiber and Kristin von der Goltz, and a North America tour with Alexander Melnikov and Jean-Guihen Queyras.

Her numerous recordings have been praised by critics and awarded the Diapason d’or, the Gramophone Award, the Choc de l’année and other prizes. Recent recordings include Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth, Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto with he Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburger Barockorchester.