One of the most creative and versatile artists of his generation, German-born Friedemann Eichhorn’s artistic activities range from performing early Baroque music on period instruments to classical and contemporary works with renowned orchestras and chamber music partners. Among many other pieces, Eichhorn rediscovered and first recorded the complete violin concertos by French virtuoso Pierre Rode. On this recording he plays the Antonio Stradivari violin ‘Lady Jeanne’ from 1731 with the kind support of J & A Beare Ltd, London.
Christoph Eschenbach is in demand as a distinguished guest conductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughout the world. He is currently music director of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, principal guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and honorary conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker. A prolific recording artist, Eschenbach has an impressive discography. He was mentored by George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. His many accolades include the French distinction of Légion d’honneur and the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in honour of his life’s dedication to music.