The German violist Hartmut Lindemann is widely acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of his instrument. His profound admiration for and understanding of the music and string playing of the late 19th and early 20th centuries has deeply influenced his playing. Lindemann graduated in 1980 with an Honours Performing Diploma from the Cologne Musikhochschule.
His professional career has included positions as Principal with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Tasmanian and the Sydney Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
In 1987 Lindemann embarked upon a career as a freelance soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed as a soloist with most of Australia’s Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Detmolder Kammerorchester and the Kammerphilharmonie Amadé. In 2001 he toured Germany with the latter, giving the European premiere of the Alfred Hill concerto.
He later performed the concerto in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Lindemann has participated in many music festivals such as the Adelaide Festival; Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville;
Mudgee; Huntington Festival, and the International Music Festival in Kharkov (Ukraine); Homburg (Saarland); Soester Sommerliche Musiktage; Rösrather Kammermusiktage. He frequently gives recitals with the Australian pianist Ben Martin, and in Europe with Megumi Hashiba.
Hartmut Lindemann has been Professor for viola at the Detmolder Musikhochschule since 1997 and guest lecturer at the Australian National Academy. He served on the jury of the 1999 International William Primrose Competition in Guelph and the 2000 International Lionel Tertis Competition on the Isle of Man. He is frequently involved with the German youth competition ‘Jugend musiziert’. In 2009 he was chairman for the ‘Dorcus Mclean Violin – Scolarship – Competition’ in Melbourne.
Lindemann has recorded five highly acclaimed solo CDs for the Tacet label.