Bettina Sartorius | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Yverdon, Switzerland
Member since 01.08.2001


As a small child she wanted to learn the piano, but she changed her mind when her parents took her to a concert at which Yehudi Menuhin played the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Bettina Sartorius, who has played the violin since she was nine years old, completed her studies with Aida Stucki at the Winterthur Conservatory, earning her concert diploma in 1992 and her solo diploma with distinction in 1994.

The recipient of several prizes and grants, she has appeared as soloist throughout Europe, and was a member of Camerata Bern for three years. She has recorded Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bach violin concertos with the Lucerne Festival Strings. Since joining the Berliner Philharmoniker, she also plays in the »Swiss of the Berlin Philharmonic« ensemble. Her hobbies are cultural: reading, visiting museums and the cinema. She also has spiritual interests, especially in conjunction with music.


Third prize: Lake Constance International Competition (1994)
Award of distinction: Menuhin International Competition in Paris (1995)

Ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Ensemble Berlin
Philharmonic Camerata
Berlin Philharmonic Virtuosi

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