Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra

Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra | Kai Bumann | Oliver Schnyder

Mozart | Beethoven

Wed, 11.08. | 19.30 | No. 213302

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021




    Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra

    Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra | Kai Bumann | Oliver Schnyder

    Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra  
    Kai Bumann  conductor
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Concerto for piano and orchestra in C major, K. 467
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

    They truly know how to support young talent: the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1969, brings together the most talented musicians from all around Switzerland to study works from different eras in two work phases per year. Difficult and demanding repertoire is also on the agenda: for example, symphonies by Mahler, Bruckner, and Shostakovich or scores by Stravinsky and Messiaen. Once the musicians have passed through this school, they acquire excellent career prospects that are not limited to the Swiss orchestral scene: former members now play with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Israel and Oslo Philharmonics, the Bavarian Staatsorchester, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan. The current cohort will demonstrate its skills by playing Beethoven’s groundbreaking First Symphony, which requires musical energy, technical precision, and quirky humor in equal measure. Before it they will offer Mozart’s irresistible C major Piano Concerto. K. 467, with Oliver Schnyder as the soloist: he, too, is a Swiss who has long since pursued an international career.

    With the friendly support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation Lucerne

    Special Offer: “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert”
    What could be better than introducing young ones to the secrets of classical music? When a ticket is purchased, adults will receive two equivalent free tickets for their youthful companions. More information here.

    Oliver Schnyder

    The Swiss pianist Oliver Schnyder, who was born in 1973 in Brugg (canton of Aargau), received his training under Emmy Henz-Diémand and Homero Francesch at the Zurich Academy of Music. He subsequently perfected his playing in Leon Fleisher’s class in Baltimore (Maryland). In 1999 he won the Pembaur Competition in Bern, and in the following year he triumphed at the Schumann Competition in Zwickau. Since making his debuts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (2000) and with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (2002), Schnyder has pursued an intensive international concert career. As a soloist, for example, he has performed with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne under Semyon Bychkov, with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Philippe Jordan, and with the Tchai-kovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow under Vladimir Fedoseyev. In the 2014-15 season he will make his debuts with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and will also complete a tour with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields led by Julia Fi-scher. In addition, the Bern Symphony Orchestra has named him its first-ever “artiste étoile” and will tour with him to Great Britain. Schnyder is passionately committed to chamber music – for example he has collaborated with the violinists Julia Fischer and Veronika Eberle, the cellist Sol Gabetta, and the tenor Daniel Behle. In 2012, together with the violinist Andreas Janke and the cellist Benjamin Nyffenegger, he founded the Oliver Schnyder Trio, which released its first CD in 2013, a recording of Schubert’s piano trios. Schnyder’s discography also encompasses piano concertos by Mozart, Haydn, and Mendelssohn, as well as two solo albums of works by Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt. His recordings have received such accolades as the Choc de Classica and the Diapason d’Or.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 9 September 2010, with the violinist Veronika Eberle, in a program of works by Schumann, Janácek, and Prokofiev.

    August 2014

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