British composer Max Richter composed ‘Mercy’ especially for violinist Hilary Hahn in 2013. Last Spring we shot our own music video on the piece with Berlin-based violinist Iskandar Widjaja. You can find Iskandar’s recording on his album ‘Mercy’ on Spotify.

Piece: Mercy
Composer: Max Richter
Location: Berlin
Violin: Iskandar Widjaja
Piano: Friedrich Wengler
Double bass: Paul Kleber

Iskandar Widjaja
Iskandar Widjaja is considered one of the most interesting violinists of the younger generation. The “complexity of his style, his musical imagination with the most varied sonic nuances and facets, as well as his flawless technique and great charisma” [Maestro C. Eschenbach] are praised by colleagues and the media alike. His extremely wide-ranging repertoire is especially focused on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In his second homeland of Indonesia, he is perceived like a “pop” phenomenon; his medial presence already resulted there in a “trending topic” status (most frequently named term) on twitter©. Highlights of the current season are his debuts with some of Germanys top Orchestras: the Konzerthausorchestra Berlin, the Deutsche Symphonieorchester Berlin and recordings for a new album with works by Robert Schumann in collaboration with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach as a pianist and conductor. Read more of Iskandar's biography on