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Anne-Sophie Mutter is a German violinist.
Mutter started playing the piano at age five and shortly after, the violin. After winning several prizes, she was exempted from school to dedicate herself to her art. When she was 13, conductor Herbert von Karajan invited her to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. In 1977, she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival and with the English Chamber Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim. At 15, Mutter made her first recording of the Mozart Third and Fifth Violin Concertos with von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. The same year, she was named Artist of the Year.
In 1980, she made her American debut with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Though her repertoire includes many classical works, Mutter is particularly known for her performances of modern music.
She married the pianist and conductor André Previn in 2002, living in Munich with him and her children. On 21 August 2006, Mutter’s office announced that she and André Previn had divorced.