Prof. Kurt Guntner was born in Munich on Mozart’s 183rd birthday. He studied the violin with Ludwig Ackermann, Max Rostal and Henryk Szeryng. At the age of 18, he made his solo debut in the Kongreßsaal at the German Museum in Munich, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. At the age of 22 he was appointed first concertmaster with the Bavarian State Orchestra. After 10 eventful years at the Bavarian State Opera with conductors such as Ferenc Fricsay, Joseph Keilberth and Hans Knappertsbusch, Rudolf Kempe invited him to become the first concertmaster with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, giving him the opportunity to perform the violin solo in many of the great violin concertos.

Of particular appeal were the BR’s invitations to perform and record great violin concertos that were seldom played, including those by Casella, Schillings, Szymanowsky. Kurt Eichhorn initiated this series– Jan Koetsier, Marek Janowski and others conducted other concertos. Kurt Guntner was also first concertmaster with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra for many years, and played with the Munich Bach Orchestra under Karl Richter, in the Association of Soloists in The Bach Week in Ansbach and with the Münchner Bachsolisten. In 1972 he founded the internationally acclaimed ODEON-TRIO, together with the cellist Angelica May and the pianist Leonard Hokanson, touring all over the world with them for 25 years. In 1976 Guntner was called to the tenured chair of violin at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater, teaching students from around the world for 28 years.

He has made numerous recordings for radio, television, record and CD. Karl Schumann described Guntner’s broad musical personality thus: “Kurt Guntner is a practical orchestral musician, soloist, chamber musician and educator in one person”.

In 1997 Kurt Guntner was awarded the order of merit (first class) of the Federal Republic of Germany.

He has been closely associated with G. Henle Publishers for several decades. Since the end of the 1980s he has produced numerous Urtext editions of works for violin for the publishing house, sharing pedagogically polished bowings and fingerings for different works including violin concertos by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Bruch and Tchaikovsky, as well as numerous other editions.

J. S. Bach

14,00 €

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Concerto d minor BWV 1043 for 2 Violins and Orchestra

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 672

J. S. Bach

15,00 €

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Violin Concerto a minor BWV 1041

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 671

J. S. Bach

14,00 €

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Violin Concerto E major BWV 1042

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 670

J. S. Bach

19,50 €

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Violin Sonatas BWV 1020, 1021, 1023

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 458

Bruch

19,50 €

Bruch, Max

Violin Concerto g minor op. 26

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 708

Chausson

10,50 €

Chausson, Ernest

Poème for Violin and Orchestra op. 25

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 738

Debussy

17,00 €

Debussy, Claude

Violin Sonata g minor

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 410

Dvorák

10,00 €

Dvorák, Antonín

Romantic Pieces op. 75 for Piano and Violin

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 466

Dvorák

12,00 €

Dvorák, Antonín

Violin Sonatina G major op. 100

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 413

Haydn

26,00 €

Haydn, Joseph

Six Sonatas Hob. VI:1-6 for Violin and Viola

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 216

Haydn

14,50 €

Haydn, Joseph

Violin Concerto A major Hob. VIIa:3

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 447

Haydn

12,50 €

Haydn, Joseph

Violin Concerto C major Hob. VIIa:1

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 446

Haydn

12,50 €

Haydn, Joseph

Violin Concerto G major Hob. VIIa:4*

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 448

Haydn

11,00 €

Haydn, Joseph

Violin Sonata G major Hob. XV:32

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 437

Lalo

22,00 €

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole d minor op. 21 for Violin and Orchestra

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 709

Mozart

14,50 €

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Single Movements for Violin and Orchestra K. 261, 269 and 373

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 707

Mozart

13,50 €

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Violin Concerto no. 1 B flat major K. 207

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 706

Mozart

14,50 €

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Violin Concerto no. 2 D major K. 211

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 705

Mozart

17,00 €

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Violin Concerto no. 3 G major K. 216

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 688

Mozart

14,50 €

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Violin Concerto no. 4 D major K. 218

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 680

Mozart

16,50 €

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Violin Concerto no. 5 A major K. 219

Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound, HN 679

Schumann

14,50 €

Schumann, Robert

Fairy-Tale Pictures op. 113, four pieces for Piano and Viola

Urtext Edition, Edition for Violin, paperbound, HN 694

Schumann

13,00 €

Schumann, Robert

Violin Sonata a minor op. 105

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 428

Tschaikowsky

24,50 €

Tschaikowsky, Peter Iljitsch

Violin Concerto D major op. 35

Urtext Edition, paperbound, HN 685