„... more than worthy of the Concertgebouw. Uta Kunert's playing was lyrical and penetrating, as a seductive storyteller, who lures you into her story with dark and mysterious eyes.“ – Jochem Valkenburg, NRC Handelsblad, July 2007
Ever since winning first prizes at the International Youth Competition Lahr/Schwarzwald and the National J.S. Bach Competition Leipzig 1990, Uta Kunert has also been a prizewinner at the International Kocian Competition, International Louis Spohr Competition Freiburg and the International Violin Competition Scheveningen. Today she is internationally recognised as a truly exciting and versatile artist.
Her Berlin debut playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto in September 1993, accompanied by the Berliner Symphoniker in the Konzerthaus Berlin, was quickly followed by invitations from some of Germany's finest orchestras, including the Südwestfunk Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Staatskapelle Weimar, Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra as well as from orchestras in England, Hungary and the Netherlands. Performing all the major violin concertos by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Brahms and Wieniawski amongst others, she has worked with such eminent conductors as Jaap van Zweden, Alun Francis, Max Pommer, Hans-Dieter Baum, Gunter Kahlert, Heiko-Matthias Förster, Hermann Breuer, Georg-Alexander Albrecht and Etienne Siebens.
In addition to her concerto performances and projects Uta is a devoted performer of chamber music. For more then ten years she has played first violin with the Faust Quartett with whom she has won first prizes at various competitions including the International Max Reger Chamber Music Competition, International Charles Hennen Chamber Music Competition, as well as second prize at the International ARD Competition in Munich. Since 2008 a member of the Mendelssohn Trio Berlin she has appeared in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and South America in concert halls including the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Beethovenhaus Bonn, Musikhalle Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin and Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as at numerous festivals including the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Obertsdorfer Musiksommer, Heidelberger Frühling and Schlewig-Holstein Festival.
Her chamber music partners include Rainer Honeck, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Hartmut Rhode, Marko Ylönen, Romain Garrioud, Ramon Jaffé, Alexander Hülshoff, Otmar Müller, Martin Ostertag, Gregor Horsch, Peter Hörr, Reinhard Latzko, Andreas Frölich, Ariane Haering, Volkmar Lehmann, Jean-Claude Gérard, Patrick Gallois, Emily Beynon, Ernest Rombout, Wenzel Fuchs, Ulf Rodenhäuser, Martin Spangenberg and Dimitri Ashkenazy.
Uta studied with Jost Witter and Igor Ozim and was awarded a "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" and a "DAAD" scholarship. She complemented her studies with master classes held by Ruggiero Ricci, Wolfgang Marschner and Saschko Gawrilow.
The outstanding instruments that Uta Kunert has played throughout the years include the violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini "Louis Spohr" on extended loan from the Hochschule für Musik Fanz Liszt Weimar and a violin by Nicolaus Gagliano, Naples, 1769, on extended loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. Like Christian Tetzlaff, Uta Klöber now plays on a violin by German violinmaker Peter Greiner.