Gottfried von der Goltz

Born 1964

Gottfried von der Goltz

Violin • Conductor

Biography

Gottfried von der Goltz has established himself in the international music scene as a Baroque violinist and as one of the Artistic Directors of the Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra). As was common in the 18th century, he leads the FBO from the position of the concertmaster.

His repertoire ranges from early Baroque to contemporary music, illustrated by a broad discography, which shows him as a tremendously versatile and flexible musician: as soloist and as orchestra director. Most notably, Gottfried von der Goltz has gained a reputation as a specialist in the music of the long-forgotten Dresden Baroque and of the four Bach sons.

In addition to his engagement with the FBO Gottfried von der Goltz regularly performs as guest director and soloist with the Berliner Barocksolisten, the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, theFrankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (hr-Sinfonieorchester), the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and others. For a couple of years he has worked closely together with the Norsk Barokkorchester serving as their Artistic Director.

Gottfried von der Goltz is also dedicated to performing chamber music in various formations. As Professor for Baroque and modern violin he is a popular teacher at the University of Music in Freiburg.

Image ©Annelies van der Vegt Text courtesy of Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

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