The four-time Grammy® Award winner is equally committed to the performance of traditional composers as to the future of music: so far she has given world premieres of 28 works – Unsuk Chin, Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutoslawski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, Jörg Widmann and John Williams have all composed for Anne-Sophie Mutter. Furthermore, she dedicates herself to numerous benefit projects and to supporting tomorrow’s musical elite: in the autumn of 1997 she founded the “Association of Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation e.V.”, to which the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation was added in 2008. These two charitable institutions provide support for the scholarship recipients, support which is tailored to the fellows’ individual needs. Since 2011, Anne-Sophie Mutter has regularly shared the spotlight on stage with her ensemble of fellows, “Mutter’s Virtuosi”
Anne-Sophie Mutter’s 2020 concert calendar features performances in Asia, Europe and North America, once again reflecting the violinist’s musical versatility and her unparalleled prominence in the world of classical music. As part of the Beethoven Year, the violinist spotlights works which make Beethoven immortal.
Anne-Sophie Mutter has been honoured with many of the most important international awards including the German Grand Order of Merit, the French Medal of the Legion of Honour, the Bavarian Order of Merit and the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria and is the first German recipient of Poland’s Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Cultural Achievements. Most recently she received both the Praemium Imperiale and Polar Music Prize in 2019.