Our friend, the great Swiss composer Dieter Ammann has been awarded the AZ Kulturpreis 2014 yesterday. We have been given the honour to perform his 2005 milestone “Après le silence” for piano trio. Learning it was more than tough, enormously difficult an complex, but absolutely worthwhile!
The Oliver Schnyder Trio plays the complete piano trios by German romantic composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The piano trios date from the extremes of the composer’s life — Opus 8 from 1853/4 when he was about twenty years old (here also performed in its revised version of 1889), and Opus 101 from 1886, written when he was fifty-three. All three works are undoubtedly masterworks of the classical repertoire for piano trio.
Die Musikzeitschrift musik&theater zeichnet die Brahms Trio CD in ihrer Ausgabe vom November 2014 als Meilenstein aus.
I can’t think of anything more thrilling and fun than listening to musical experts talk about your recording on the radio, NB without them knowing who the player is (they put a great effort into saying intelligent things). Here, six different recordings of Schumann’s “Davidsbündlertänze” are getting judged. My own recording makes it up to the final round along with Angela Hewitt’s (Angela “hammers” me in the end;)…).
A great day for the Oliver Schnyder Trio on December 14th: The AZ newspaper ranks their Schubert recording (RCA Red Seal) on top of their 2013 classic selection, while it was given the honour of playing Brahms B and Schubert B-flat trios at Bernard and Patricia Haitink’s estate.
Samstag, 3. Mai 2014, 19.30 Uhr
Nobuyuki Tsuji spielt Chopin und
In der Mittellandzeitung ist eine Besprechung des ersten Konzertabends erschienen
Our new PIANO DISTRICT Website has been uploaded! You may want to check out the extraordinary programme of our first season! http://www.pianodistrict.ch/