Star violinist blanks Brazil auditions

Star violinist blanks Brazil auditions


norman lebrecht

March 07, 2011

Isabelle Faust, the German violinist who has been named as one of the foreign musicians in the contentious Brazil Symphony Orchestra auditions, has informed me through her agent that she will not audition musicians or serve or serve on any jury while she is in Rio. She is contracted to perform Beethoven’s violin concerto on May 11, and that’s it. Her sole purpose there is to play the violin.

Her agent is seeking clarification from the orchestra’s management as to how she became linked with the process, which has aroused mounting Facebook protests
We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, how it has come about that her name appears to have become linked to this proposed action and, when we have more information, will let you know,’ said agents Hazard Chase Ltd.

Musicians will be greatly relieved to learn that this fine musician has nothing to do with the unpleasant affair. Here’s her latest release, the Brahms concerto with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding.


  • Eduardo Monteiro says:

    Great news!

  • Marie Lamb says:

    Good for Ms. Faust! I hope the others will follow suit.

  • Eduardo Monteiro says:

    And a perfect statement! “Her sole purpose there is to play the violin”.

  • ole bohn says:

    Wonderful news that this splendid violinist isn’t associated with the hideous audiotion. So releived !

  • Kybalion says:

    Please, find Michael Faust and Isaac Duarte ..both jury, in the Facebook’s profiles.