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"The only truth is music." - Jack Kerouac

For decades, Tanja Tetzlaff has been one of the most influential musicians of her generation, both as soloist and chamber musician. Her playing is characterized by a uniquely fine yet powerful and nuanced sound, which always goes hand in hand with cultivated musicality. Tanja Tetzlaff’s trademark is her extraordinarily broad repertoire and her desire for new, groundbreaking concert formats.
In April 2021, Tanja Tetzlaff became the first scholarship holder to be awarded the highly endowed Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship of the city of Weimar. She now has the opportunity to realize a two-year film project relating Bach’s famous cello suites to nature and climate change issues: Suites4Nature / Suites for a Wounded World.
Tanja Tetzlaff is a founding member of the Tetzlaff Quartet (Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath, and Hanna Weinmeister). She plays a cello by Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini from 1776.

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Ernst Křenek, Hans Gál, Krzysztof Penderecki
Serenade for Clarinet & Strings
Kilian Herold | Barbara Buntrock | Florian Donderer | Tanja Tetzlaff
Johann Sebastian Bach, Thorsten Encke
Bach & Encke
Tanja Tetzlaff
Reinhold Glière, Reynaldo Hahn, Dmitri Shostakovich
Glière | Hahn | Shostakovich
Artists of Spannungen Festival 2018
Various composers
Chamber Music
Soloists of the SPANNUNGEN Festival
Piano Trio No. 2 “Trio élégiaque“
Artur Pizarro
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4 (Ed. Erwin Stein)
Christian Tetzlaff
Felix Mendelssohn, Alban Berg
Quartet Op. 13 / Lyric Suite
Tetzlaff Quartett
Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonin Dvořák
Dvorák: Dumky; Zypressen; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1
Christian Tetzlaff
Clara Wieck Schumann, Franz Schubert
Schumann - Piano Trio & Schubert - Rosamunde Quartet, String Trio
Antje Weithaas / Tanja Tetlaff / Gunilla Süssmann / Christian Tetzlaff / Rachel Roberts / Gergana Gergova / Volker Jacobsen / Alban Gerhardt
Lili Boulanger, Claude Debussy, Paul Hindemith
Boulanger . Hindemith . Debussy
Wanzhen Li; Tanja Tetzlaff; Gunilla Süssmann; Alina Imbragimowa; Lars Vogt; Gustav Rivinius; Anna Rita Hitaj; Christian Tetzlaff; Volker Jacobsen; Bartolomew LaFollette
Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms, Cello Sonatas
Tanja Tetzlaff & Gunilla Suessmann