Latica Honda-Rosenberg can be counted among the first representatives of the generation of young violinists who have established themselves in the concert world. Winning the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 1998 paved the young violinist’s path towards an international career. At the time, the professional magazine ‘
The Strad’ commented: “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 the child of a Croatian cellist and a Japanese singer, Latica Honda-Rosenberg was raised in Germany. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold under Tibor Varga and under Zakhar Bron in Madrid at the Reina Sofía School of Music and at the University of Music Lübeck. She made her orchestral debut in the Berliner Philharmonie in 1989 as part of the series ‘Debüt im Deutschland-Radio’ [Debut in Germany-Radio], accompanied by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. She has made guest performances as a soloist with many international orchester. She is also regularly invited to several festivals in Austria, Germany, Jerusalem and Switzerland.
Latica Honda-Rosenberg has been recording exclusively for the label Oehms Classics since 2000. To date, she has made three recordings featuring the works of Bloch, Prokofiev (chamber music), Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky (solo concertos). ‘The Strad’ selected her recordings of Ernest Bloch’s chamber music as CD of the month.
In addition to playing concerts around the world, Latica Honda-Rosenberg has also held a professorship for violin at the University of Music Freiburg since 2003. She has also held a chair at Berlin University of the Arts since 2009. What’s more, she also leads masterclasses in Germany, Italy (Gustav Mahler Academy), France, Croatia, Portugal and Israel.