Latica Honda-Rosenberg – Violin


Sat, 28. Mar. 2020 - 8:00 pm,
Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin Dahlem
Chamber Music Recital



Sonata for Piano and Violin in F major, No. 36 K 547

Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2

Four Nocturnes from Night Music II

Sonata for Violin and Piano in Eb major, Op. 18


What is your idea of perfect happiness? Successfully balancing motherhood, concert life, students, household etc.

 If you could time travel, where (rather “when”) would you like to go? To the point when answering this interview is over

What is your definition of love? Being genuinely thankful for a full diaper

What have been the greatest challenges for you? Successfully balancing motherhood, concert life, students, household etc.

Name a poet, author, painter and composer that you especially like Painter: Renoir, Chagall, Lipsius; poet: Christian Morgenstern

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? Maybe a violinist… 🙂

Which composer or artist of the past would you like to invite for dinner? Ginette Neveu? Jacqueline du Pré? Renée Chemet?

What is your most treasured possession? I possess no treasure, unfortunately

What piece changed your life? The Kreutzer Études, of course

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Presently, trying to respond to this interview…

Who are your heroes in real life? Anybody struggling with real life

What is your motto? If I had one, I would want to change it right away, and then again


Winning the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998 paved the way for an international career for her. The music magazine ‘The Strad’ wrote at the time: “Her assurance and strength of will immediately brought Heifetz to mind. Her musical idiom and her playing are eloquent, expressive, sensitive, and variegated, or in short: wonderful, uplifting.”
Born as a child of Croatian-Japanese parents, she studied with  Tibor Varga and Zakhar Bron.

Performing in the series ‘Debut on Deutschland-Radio’ and accompanied by the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, she made her debut as a soloist at the Philharmonie Berlin in 1989. She has since appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hanover, MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra National de Belgique, Russian State Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Three recordings with works by Bloch, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky are available on Oehms Classics label. The recordings with works by Ernest Bloch were chosen by ‘The Strad’ as its CD of the Month.

2003-2009 she has held a professorship for violin at the Musikhochschule Freiburg. Since April 2009, she received a professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts.