Maria-Elisabeth Lott (DE)


Maria-Elisabeth Lott is internationally recognized as one of the best german violinists of her generation.
She first appeared as a soloist at the age of 10, when she played the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the Philharmonia of the Nations.

In July 2000 Maria-Elisabeth Lott made her US debut with the Minnesota Orchestra performing a Mozart concerto and later that year she was the soloist in the season opening concerts of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra with Paganinis Concerto No. 1. In the season 2001/02 she debuted with the NDR Radio Philharmonic in Hanover, and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the years since her US Debut at the age of 13, Maria-Elisabeth Lott already performed with many of the world's most celebrated orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, BBC Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, China National Orchestra, Residente Orkest The Hague, among others, and collaborated with conductors of the highest level including Fabio Luisi, Jaap van Zweden, Mario Venzago, John Nelson, Kirill Petrenko, Jonathan Nott and Daniel Harding.

Besides her soloistic playing Maria-Elisabeth Lott is also known as a dedicated chamber musician. Among her chamber music partners are Emanuel Borok, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sontraud Speidel, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Julien Quentin and Bobby McFerrin. She appears at well-respected festivals in Europe including the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona or the Braunschweig Classix Festival.

In 2014 Maria-Elisabeth Lott appeared at the festival "Rising Stars" of the Universities of Music Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Freiburg, which took place for the first time, and performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Chamber Philharmony St. Petersburg. At the end of 2014 she made a radio recording, which was produced by SWR. One of the highlights of the 2014/15 season is the final concert of the Mozartfestival Würzburg, where she will perform the Sibelius Concerto.

During her career Maria-Elisabeth Lott received prestigious awards, including the Karlsruher Kulturstipendium 2014 and the Bruno-Frey-Prize 2013. She was awarded the first Lichtenberger Music Prize of the Foundation Herfried Apel, the Musikförderpreis of Kulturfonds Baden and she received the "Prix d'éspoir" of the European Foundation for Culture.

Maria-Elisabeth Lott has performed live for numerous radio and television stations across Europe including ARD, ZDF, Deutschlandradio Kultur, 3sat, SWR, BBC, Swiss Radio and for radio stations in the USA and Canada. In 1998 she won the competition of the Mozarteum Salzburg to play Mozart's youth violin. With this violin she made her debut recording for EMI Classics collaborating with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Sontraud Speidel with works of Mozart.

At the young age of four Maria-Elisabeth Lott began her musical studies with Josef Rissin and already four years later she entered the University of Music Karlsruhe as a young student. After she completed the final degrees of Bachelor, Master and soloistic exam, she successfully graduated with highest distinction in 2015.