We will release the newest TMF CD, "Previn Plays Previn" at the Gala. Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including clarinetist Thomas Martin, will perform the Maestro's Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet.
Conductor, composer, and pianist André Previn has received a number of awards and honors for his outstanding musical accomplishments, including both the Austrian and German Cross of Merit, and the Glenn Gould Prize. He is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Kennedy Center, the London Symphony Orchestra, Gramophone Classic FM, and has been honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy. He has also received Grammy awards for recordings, including the CD of his violin concerto “Anne-Sophie” and Bernstein’s Serenade featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter together with the Boston and London Symphony orchestras.
A regular guest with the world’s major orchestras, both in concert and on recordings, André Previn has frequently collaborated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Vienna Philharmonic. In addition, he has held chief artistic posts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a pianist, André Previn enjoys recording and performing song recitals, chamber music, and jazz. He has given recitals with Renée Fleming at the Lincoln Center and with Barbara Bonney at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He regularly gives chamber music concerts with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lynn Harrell, as well as with members of the Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Maestro Previn has enjoyed a number of successes as a composer. His first opera, "A Streetcar Named Desire," was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque. His Cello Concerto performed by Daniel Müller-Schott and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra received its premiere in Leipzig in 2011. His Double Concerto for Violin and Double Bass for Anne-Sophie Mutter and Roman Patkoló was premiered by the Boston Symphony in 2007, and his Harp Concerto commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony premiered in 2008; his work "Owls" was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008; his second opera, "Brief Encounter," commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera premiered in 2009, was released by Deutsche Grammophon in spring 2011. His double concerto for violin and viola, written for Anne-Sophie Mutter and Yuri Bashmet, received its premiere in 2009. Ms. Mutter also premiered André Previn‘s second violin concerto in 2012 and his second violin sonata in December 2013 in New York.
For his eightieth birthday celebrations in 2009, Carnegie Hall presented four concerts which showcased the diversity of his career.
André Previn records for Deutsche Grammophon. His music is published by G Schirmer, Inc and Chester Music Ltd.