Antje Weithaas

Violinist, conductor, artistic director of Paris Play-Direct Academy 2023

Antje Weithaas demonstrates great musical finesse and technical mastery in every detail of the scores
she performs. As a soloist, she works with most of the major German orchestras as well as with the leading orchestras in the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Asia. In the field of chamber music she works closely with Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Martin Helmchen as well as with the harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.

Artistic director of the Bern Camerata for almost ten years, she has been responsible for the musical development of the ensemble, conducting Beethoven’s symphonies and recording Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

Antje Weithaas studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Werner Scholz. She won the Kreisler Competition in Graz in 1987 and the Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1988, as well as the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Hanover in 1991 – where she took over the artistic direction with Oliver Wille. After teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts, she was appointed professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in 2004. Antje Weithaas plays a Peter Greiner violin from 2001.