Gottfried von der Goltz

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Gottfried von der Goltz made a name for himself internationally as a baroque violinist and as artistic director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. As was customary in the 18th century, he leads the FBO from the concertmaster’s desk.

His repertoire extends from the early Baroque to the musical present, illustrated by a broad discography that shows him to be an incredibly versatile and flexible musician. Gottfried von der Goltz has earned a reputation as a specialist in specialist circles, especially with CD recordings of the long-unjustly forgotten music of the Dresden Baroque and the four Bach sons.

In addition to his numerous appearances with the FBO, Gottfried von der Goltz regularly works (as a guest conductor and as a soloist) with the Berlin Baroque Soloists, the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and other ensembles. For several years he was closely associated with the Norsk Barokkorkester as artistic director.

Gottfried von der Goltz also has a great passion for chamber music, which he pursues in various formations. As a professor at the Freiburg University of Music, he is a sought-after teacher of baroque and modern violin.