Oliver Schnyder

Piano

Biography

Oliver Schnyder is Switzerland’s most popular pianist with a career around the globe as a soloist and chamber musician.

In 2019/20, Oliver Schnyder will be touring as a soloist and with the Oliver Schnyder Trio (OST) throughout Europe, Japan, South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He will be the first soloist of the founding tour of the new Swiss Orchestra, playing Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4, and of the 50 year anniversary of the Swiss Youth SO, performing Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Concerto. He is also invited to perform Saint-Saens’ 5th Concerto with the Wurttemberg Philharmonic, Bach and Mozart Concertos with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra at their 100th anniversary concert, Shostakovich’s first Concerto with the chamber orchestra I Tempi, Beethoven’s 3rd Concerto with the Lucerne SO and the entire cycle of the Beethoven Concertos with the National SO of Taiwan. Recording projects include Mendelssohn’s works for piano trio with the OST. Oliver Schnyder will also take part in Heinz Bütler’s documentary film on Hermann Hesse, named „Brennender Sommer“. Schnyder is the co-founder and artistic director of the piano series Piano District in his home town Baden, Switzerland, and co-artistic director of the Lenzburgiade Festival. In 2016, Schnyder has also been guest artistic director of the Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte and, until 2019, artistic director of the DAVOS FESTIVAL – Young Artists in Concert.

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Reviews

“Intelligence and aristocratic musicianship”

Washington Post

“Added to all that technical fluency was abundant expressive character”

Baltimore Sun

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“A tribute that would surely have brought tears of gratitude from the composer himself

Gramophone

“Intelligent, sensitive, virtuoso (…) a pianist of world class.” 

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Swiss Brand quality”

Pizzicato

His name is Schnyder (…) a magical evening 

Berlingske, Copenhagen

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