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 & 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!