Augustin Dumay

Augustin Dumay
Augustin Dumay

Augustin Dumay began his career in 1980 thanks to Herbert von Karajan who invited him to play as a soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker.  

Since then, he has gone on to perform with Europe’s best orchestras – Philharmonia, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mahler Chamber, Camerata Salzburg, Tonhalle Zürich – and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Montreal Symphony, under the direction of S. Ozawa, C. Davis, C. von Dohnanyi,  C. Dutoit, G. Rozhdestvensky, D. Zinman, Y. Temirkanov, K. Masur, W. Sawallisch, K. Sanderling, I. Fischer, as well as with the leading conductors of a new generation such as D. Harding, A. Gilbert and R. Ticciati.

His Duo with pianist Maria João Pires has toured the world several times. His fifty recordings for EMI and Deutsche Grammophon have won multiple international awards. His next CD will be dedicated to Mendelssohn’s Concerto with Orpheus Chamber New York.

He plays a 1743 Guarnerius del Gesu, which was the violin of Leonid Kogan.

Instruments: Violin

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