Dieter Ammann (*1962)
Grooves - fitting one for chamber orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Triple concert for violin, cello and piano in c major op. 56
Rondò alla polacca
Symphony no. 7 in a major op. 92
Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Allegro con brio
A prize-winner at three of the most prestigious international violin competitions - the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Queen Elizabeth in Brussels and the Indianapolis - Marco Rizzi is today particularly appreciated thanks to his profound and strong interpreting.
The Salzburg-based Italian cellist Giovanni Gnocchi has established himself as one of the most interesting personality of his generation, with an international activity both as a soloist and refined chamber player. He made his debut as soloist at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in a concert together with Yo-Yo Ma, who said: “a wonderfully talended cellist, who will make a valuable contribution to music wherever he goes”.
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”.
One of the foremost conductors of his generation, Alexander Shelley is ‘a natural communicator, both on and off the podium’ (the Daily Telegraph), regularly performing across six continents with the world’s finest orchestras and soloists. A passionate and articulate advocate for the role of music in society, he has spearheaded multiple award-winning and ground-breaking projects unlocking creativity in the next generation and bringing symphonic music to new audiences.
Dieter Ammann was born in Aarau, in 1962, into a highly musical family. After graduating from high-school, he started his studies at the Academy for Music Education and Church Music in Lucerne; in addition, he passed several semesters at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne. Following that, he started to perform as musician in the field of improvised music and jazz. He played as sideman as well as with bands of his own, for example at the international festivals of Cologne, Willisau, Antwerp and Lugano. Through recordings and studio sessions he came in touch with artists like Eddie Harris or Udo Lindenberg.