Oliver Schnyder Trio

Special Ensemble



The Oliver Schnyder Trio made their debut at the Zurich Tonhalle in 2012. Their recording of Schubert’s Piano Trios was hailed „a new benchmark recording“ by the magazine Die Bühne and was chosen as „Switzerland’s Best Classical Album of the Year“ by the Aargauer Zeitung. This immediate success was confrmed by the recording of Brahms’ complete Piano Trios, which also received great critical acclaim and was given a “Milestone” from Musik & Theater. Their latest recording „Winterreisen“ with the German tenor Daniel Behle, was selected “CD of the month” by the Opernwelt and awarded a Super- sonic Award by Pizzicato. Past and present concert appearances and festival residences include the SWR Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen, WDR Funkhaus Köln, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Festspiele Baden-Baden, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Schloss Elmau, Meisterzyklus Bern, Ittinger P ngskonzerte, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw, Musikdorf Ernen, the Hirzenberg Festival and the festival Universum Beethoven, where they took part in a complete cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Trios at Boswil and Muri, alongside the Trio Jean Paul and the Wanderer Trio. The OST annually tours the Far East and frequently teams up with musicians such as Daniel Behle, Vilde Frang, Nils Mönkemeyer and Lars Anders Tomter.

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«Truly beautiful»

“The Schnyder Trio give performances notable for their verve and enthusiasm. Many movements benefit strongly from this approach: the Scherzo of Op 8, for instance, with its quicksilver piano runs and eager violin and cello entries, and Op 87’s finale, done with considerable panache, admirably sustaining the movement’s giocoso character. (…) In the wonderful Andante with variations in the Op 87 Trio, the Schnyder performance is smooth and expressive, much of it sounding truly beautiful.”

CD Review Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios

Duncan Druce


«Delightful recording»

The Oliver Schnyder Trio really do a marvellous job on these works, bringing every aspect we love about Brahms to the fore. Precise rhythms, and flowing and rich dynamics – this is such delightful recording.
CD Review Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios

Kate Rockstrom


«They make a fine impression»

They make a fine impression, too especially in their lyrically beguiling performance of the B flat Trio (D898). The opening Allegro’s second theme begins truly pianissimo, with a quality of gentle Schubertian Sehnsucht. With a wide dynamic range, the players generate a splendidly combative climax in the development, and sensitively time and colour Schubert’s nonchalant sideslip to G flat at the recapitulation.
CD Review Franz Schubert: The Piano Trios

Richard Wigmore