Intermusica welcomes Antoine Tamesit for representation in the UK, USA, Scandinavia and Australasia
Published: 12 October 2010
Intermusica is delighted to announce the representation of the French violist, Antoine Tamesit, for the UK, USA, Scandinavia and Australasia. Tamestit studied in Paris, Yale University and finally in Berlin with Tabea Zimmermann. Early in his career he won a series of highly prestigious competitions - Maurice Vieux Competition, William Primrose Competition, First Prize at the Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions in New York and the ARD Munich International Music Competition.
In April 2004, Antoine Tamestit was selected to participate in BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists Scheme and was subsequently chosen as a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award winner in 2006, as well as laureate of the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award 2009.
Tamestit is now established at the highest level and has worked with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester and Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Dresden PO, RSO Stuttgart, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and with the several BBC symphony orchestras. In 2008, he played with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Riccardo Muti at the Lucerne Festival.
He is a committed chamber musician and plays in a trio with Frank-Peter Zimmermann and Christian Poltera as well as with partners such as Leonidas Kavakos, Gidon Kremer, Emmanuel Pahud, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon and Jörg Widmann. Together with his recital partner, Markus Hadulla, Antoine Tamestit has appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Megaron in Athens, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Konserthus in Stockholm and the Cité de la Musique de Paris (as part of ECHO’s Rising Stars programme) and in the Lincoln Center in New York, the first time the Center programmed a viola recital.