Carolin Widmann, born in Münich, Germany, studied violin with Igor Ozim in Cologne, Michèle Auclair in Boston and David Takeno in London.
Ms. Widmann has won prizes in several major competitions including the International Georg Kulenkampff Violin Competition, the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade, and in 1998 Yehudi Menuhin presented her with the Prix du Président at the Concours international Yehudi Menuhin Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.
She has performed as a soloist with a.m.o. Germany`s major Radio Symphony Orchestras, London Sinfonietta, Dutch Radio Philharmonic and worked with such conductors as Yehudi Menuhin, Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger and Christoph Poppen.
Carolin Widmann strives to span a bridge between repertoires from Viennese Classic and Romantic periods to the music of today. Many composers have written especially for her, including Wolgang Rihm, Jörg Widmann and Erkki-Sven Tüür. She also works with György Kurtág, Pierre Boulez and Salvarore Sciarrino.
Carolin Widmann`s debut cd Reflections I was named the 2006 Critics`Choice by the German Record Critics`Award. Additional productions are planned on the label ECM.
Carolin Widmann has been a professor of violin on the faculty of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Musikhochschule in Leipzig since October 2006.