“A sensational player, as technically mellifluous as he is interpretively beguiling” The Strad
“A remarkable example of refined lyricism, depth and sensitivity” Monde de la Musique
“The essential charm, rhythmic vitality, sweet tone and parlando phrasing are all there. röhn is an exceptionally talented violinist well worth hearing.” Gramophone Magazine
When talent is passed on from generation to generation, it often happens in an unpresumptuous way. Such is the case with Daniel Röhn - one of the most remarkable violinists of the present day. The 3rd generation of one of Germany’s most distinguished musical traditions, both his grandfather and father played an active part in shaping the universally unique German orchestral landscape as renowned concert masters of Furtwängler's Berlin Philharmonic, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; now the new generation has joined those ranks as soloist, who will no doubt contribute significantly to the world of the violin.
In the 19/20 season, Daniel Röhn focusses on the Nielsen Concerto, Goldmark Concerto and Lutoslawski’s 'Chain 2’, and following the attention he has attracted as a true virtuoso with his ‘Kreisler Story’ project, Lalo’s ‘Symphonie espagnole’, Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’ and the Wieniawski Concertos are at the heart of his repertoire. Recent and upcoming debuts include appearances with the English Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam, Kiev National Philharmonic, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, and the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra. Alongside Rolando Villazon, he is now a guest star curator for KlassikRadio Germany.
A student of Ana Chumachenco, he has performed as soloist with Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Muti, Ion Marin, Hannu Lintu, Alan Buribayev, among others. Lorin Maazel invited him for numerous appearances with the BRSO, Esa-Pekka Salonen invited him to Tonsättarfestivalen in Stockholm. He has played in halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Gasteig Munich, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Vienna Konzerthaus, KKL Lucerne, and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Recent festival participations include the Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and the Lucerne Festival. Chamber music partners include Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili, Arabella Steinbacher, Vilde Frang, Augustin Hadelich, Nils Mönkemeyer, Antoin Tamestit, and Gautier Capuçon.
Describing his playing requires more than merely mentioning his impressive technical brilliance. Röhn draws on traditions of expression that had been virtually consigned to the past, with Ruggiero Ricci, one of the most eminent violinists of the last century, endorsing him: “The way he plays is reminiscent of the old masters!”
Perhaps few other contemporary musicians are capable of bringing back to life the sparkling treasures of Fritz Kreisler as masterfully as Röhn on his new album, The Kreisler Story (Berlin Classics).