Adrian Oetiker, Piano

The Swiss pianist Adrian Oetiker is pursuing a worldwide carrier since many years. He is a successful Soloist and Chamber musician, at the same time he is in great demand as a professor. Critics describe his playing as “flawless, richly varied jeu perlé”, they praise his “touches light as feathers” and “exactly calculated tone colours”. They also appreciate the “eruptive pure energy”, “power and purpose”, and the “ability to conjure lucid and brilliant atmosphere”.

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  • Accompanying pianist -
  • Date of mastercalss 19 - 31 July 2023
  • Discount Deadlines and discounts (for details see Terms and conditions):
    28th February 2023: 25% early bird discount
    31st March 2023: 20% early bird discount
    30th April 2023: 10% early bird discount

After the first piano lessons with his father and Hans-Rudolf Boller he studied in the class of Homero Francesch at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and with Bella Davidovich at the Juilliard School in New York. He also took lessons with Lazar Berman. He won many national prices and scholarships, soon followed by international distinctions and prices (e.g. Clara Haskil, Dublin, Köln). In 1994 he was awarded the cultural price of his home town for founding the Chamber Music Festival of St. Gallen. In 1995 he won the prestigious ARD International Piano Competition in Munich.

His concerts in Europe, America and Australia led to collaborations with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Irish National Symphony Orchestra and many others. After a successful tour of Europe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra he has been invited to Australia twice and played with most orchestras of the continent. He performed all piano concertos by Béla Bartók with the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse under Daniel Klajner (2006-2008). He plays recitals and chamber music at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Festspielhaus Salzburg, the KKL, the Teatro La Fenice and many other halls. He enjoys playing chamber music with his wife Paola De Piante Vicin (Piano Duo Paola&Adrian Oetiker), but also with Homero Francesch, Eduard Brunner, Mario Hossen, Wen-Sinn Yang, the Aria, Amati and Carmina Quartet, members of the Berlin Philharmonic and many other friends.

Since 1996 he is professor of piano at the Hochschule für Musik Basel, in 2011 he was appointed professor of piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munic as well. He is the artistic director of the International Summer Academy of Lenk.

(in Swiss francs) 250.— This fee must be paid at the time of registration so that a place in the Masterclass can be confirmed.
Standard (in Swiss francs) 575.— To be paid, at the latest, on 30 June.
25% discount 431.25 If you register by 28 February and provided the application fee is paid by 28 February.
20% discount 460.— If you register by 31 March and provided the application fee is paid by 31 March.
10% discount 517.50 If you register by 30 April and provided the application fee is paid by 30 April.
Fixed fee for listener participants (in Swiss francs) 50.— To be paid, at the latest, on 30 June.
(in Swiss francs) 900.— Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Modern single, double or triple rooms with bathroom, kitchen, internet access and shared washing machine.