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Schweizer Klaviertrio – Swiss Piano Trio

The Swiss Piano Trio has gathered a remarkable reputation among both experts and the public as an ensemble of outstanding balance and technical perfection whose interpretations electrify with emotional power and their rich and colourful sound. Therefore,


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Radio SRF2 Kultur about 20 years Swiss Piano Trio

Oct 1, 2018 Radio SRF2 Kultur about 20 years Swiss Piano Trio

On Saturday, 6th of October 2018, 16:03 pm (rerun Thursday, 11th of October 2018, 22:06 pm), Swiss Radio SRF 2 Kultur will broadcast excerpts of the Beethoven edition to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Swiss Piano Trio. The focus lies on volume V of the Complete Works for Piano Trio by Beethoven, released in October 2018. This volume includes the famous Triple Concerto recorded together with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. <br><div>In their recording of the Triple Concerto, the Swiss Piano Trio take a new approach by performing the work&nbsp; without conductor despite its highly demanding interplay between solo ensemble and orchestra. The pianist and concertmaster lead in tandem, which allows to better highlight the chamber music-like connection between soloists and orchestra. Joining in partnership with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and its long and rich tradition, the Swiss Piano Trio presents the Triple Concerto as a juxtaposition of two chamber ensembles of different sizes - piano trio and chamber orchestra.</div><div>(photo credit: Neda Navaee)<br></div><div><br></div>

Concert tour in South America: Swiss Piano Trio & Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Sep 19, 2017 Concert tour in South America: Swiss Piano Trio & Zurich Chamber Orchestra

<p class="MsoNormal">​From September 25 until October 7 the Swiss Piano Trio will be on tour together with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. In 6 concerts in Lima, Quito, Cordoba, Rosario, Buenos Aires and San Juan, the Swiss Piano Trio will perform the famous Triple Concerto by Beethoven. Immediately after the tour, this concerto will be recorded as part of Volume V of the Complete Works for Piano Trio by Beethoven, performed by the Swiss Piano Trio.</p>

The Swiss Piano Trio with a new cellist

Oct 1, 2016 The Swiss Piano Trio with a new cellist

Since 16 years, Sébastien Singer has been the cellist of the Swiss Piano Trio. Because of a long-term ailment of his right wrist, he had unfortunately to leave this position in summer. We are very sorry about this and wish him all the best. We would also like to thank him for the long and nice period together with many successful concerts, many CD recordings and many exciting experiences during our trips! The Swiss Piano Trio found a brilliant successor with cellist Alexander Neustroev who stands for continuity within the change. Alexander Neustroev was a student of David Geringas and was "Best Russian cellist" in the 1997 Rostropovich competition in Paris. One year later, he was awarded a diploma of the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow and a first prizewinner of the 4th International Australasian Adam Cello Festival &amp; Competition in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 1999, he is second solo-cellist in the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich and has appeared regularly as a chamber musician. We welcome Alexander as a new member of the Swiss Piano Trio and we are looking forward to all projects to come!

The Swiss Piano Trio on its 10th Latin America tour

Sep 25, 2015 The Swiss Piano Trio on its 10th Latin America tour

From 28 September until 10 October, the Swiss Piano Trio will be on its 10th concert tour in Latin America. The ensemble will perform in renowned concert series like Sociedad Filarmónica de Lima, Fundacion Beethoven in Santiago de Chile and Asociación Nacional de Conciertos in Panama. In all three countries, the musicians will also teach in masterclasses. The Swiss Piano Trio will perform on this trip the piano trio in E flat major op. 70,2 by Ludwig van Beethoven, which will be part of volume III of its complete Beethoven recording, the Moments Musicaux by Swiss composer Rudolf Kelterborn and Mendelssohn's virtuoso piano trio in d minor op. 49.

The Swiss Piano Trio in Moscow

Dec 12, 2014 The Swiss Piano Trio in Moscow

At the end of the year ​the Swiss Piano Trio has a prestigious concert in its calendar: The three musicians will perform as a soloist ensemble in the virtuoso Triple Concerto "Episodes Concertantes" op. 45 by Swiss-Russian composer Paul Juon together with the Russian National Orchestra in the Main Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. This concerto is the only Triple Concerto of the romantic period. You may call this music a fortunate combination of a piano concerto by Rachmaninov and the double concerto by Brahms.

Biography

The Swiss Piano Trio has gathered a remarkable reputation among both experts and the public as an ensemble of outstanding balance and technical perfection whose interpretations electrify with emotional power and their rich and colourful sound. Therefore, there is no surprise that the US-magazine Fanfare recently described the Swiss Piano Trio as „one of the very top piano trio ensembles on today’s stage“.

The Swiss Piano Trio is the 2005 first-prize winner of the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria. In 2003, the ensemble won another first prize at the distinguished International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta. In March 2005, the trio was given the Swiss Ambassador's Award at the world-famous Wigmore Hall in London. This success in international competitions, along with a series of worldwide concerts, helped make the Swiss Piano Trio one of the leading chamber music ensembles of its generation. Valuable artistic direction has been given to the Swiss Piano Trio by Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio, by the Wiener Altenberg Trio, by Valentin Berlinsky from the Borodin Quartet of Moscow and by members of the Amadeus Quartet.

Since its foundation in 1998, the ensemble has given concerts in more than 40 countries on all continents. It has performed in renowned halls such as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zurich, Victoria Hall Geneva, Philharmonie de Liege, National Philharmony of Ukraine Kiev, Teatro Teresa Carreño Caracas, Teatro Coliseo Buenos Aires, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Shanghai Grand Theatre, QPAC Brisbane and many others. The musicians regularly accept invitations to perform at renowned festivals such as the Ottawa Chamberfest, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Esbjerg Chamber Music Festival, Bastad Chamber Music Festival, the Festival of the Sound or the MusicFest Vancouver and give masterclasses in many countries.

In performances of triple concertos, the Swiss Piano Trio performs as a soloists’ ensemble together with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Queensland Orchestra Brisbane, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Christchurch Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, and many more.

Numerous broadcast recordings for stations like Radio Suisse Romande, Schweizer Radio DRS, Sudwestdeutscher Rundfunk SWR, Österreichischer Rundfunk ORF, CBC Canada, Australian Radio ABC, the Ukrainian State Radio, Radio Television Hong Kong, the Venezuela State TV and many more document the artistic activities of the ensemble. Their discography includes trios by Mozart and Dvořák, as well as piano trios by the Swiss composers Paul Juon, Frank Martin and Daniel Schnyder. From 2011, the Swiss Piano Trio has issued its recordings on the audite label where the complete piano trios by Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann and Tchaikovsky as well as world premiere recordings of so far unknown romantic piano trios by Eduard Franck were released. All these recordings were received enthusiastically by critics and the public and are getting regularly awards in international magazines. The most recent publication are the complete works for piano trio by Beethoven including the Triple Concerto together with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. This edition got already several awards.

The ensemble is very active and successful in promoting and performing carefully chosen works by Swiss composers all over the world. One example is the Triple Concerto written by Daniel Schnyder and commissioned by the Swiss Piano Trio, which was already performed with various orchestras in Belgium, Ukraine, Switzerland and Australia.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Swiss Piano Trio in 2008, the festival KAMMERMUSIK BODENSEE was created: its artistic director is the pianist of the ensemble, Martin Lucas Staub.

More information on www.swisspianotrio.com

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