Contemporary Piano and Chamber Music
Date： 2010 April 10th 8:00pm (Sat)
Add： Xi Ba Road No.101 Chuang Ku/LOFT
Participating guests：Reto Reichenbach, Pianist
Reto Reichenbach, Pianist
„…With his playing developed from the inner core and rich in facets, mastering the horrendous technical requirements with unfailing certainty, Reto Reichenbach brought the evening to an artistic climax which led the audience in the sold out concert hall to enthusiastic applause…” (Der Bund, Switzerland)
Reto Reichenbach has been received by the press and audiences as a musician whose interpretations are particularly intense and sincere. A special focus of his work is directed to the 20th century repertoire, which is reflected in his success at the international 20th century piano competition in Orléans, France (2nd overall prize and “Nadja Boulanger” prize for the best performance of a work from 1900 to 1950). Furthermore, Reto Reichenbach was prizewinner at the international piano competition of the city of Cantú, Italy. For his artistic accomplishments he was given the “Outstanding Young Person Award” by the Swiss Junior Chamber of Commerce and the culture award by the Swiss Bank Corporation.
In his widespread musical activities as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist Reto Reichenbach performed in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Moldova, the USA, Canada and Japan. Milestones for him were engagements at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Interlaken Music Festival and the Tonhalle Zurich. As a soloist Reto Reichenbach performed with many orchestras, such as the Orchestre National de Lille, the European Youth Orchestra Darmstadt, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian “OLTENIA” Philharmonic Orchestra di Craiova, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Switzerland, the Berne Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the International Menuhin Music Academy (Camerata Lysy). Several times, Reto Reichenbach played for broadcasting programs; among others for Swiss Radio DRS 2, Radio de la Suisse Romande and Radio Astra.
Born in 1974, Reto Reichenbach grew up in near Gstaad (Switzerland). Studying with Tomasz Herbut at the Berne Conservatory, he graduated in 1996, receiving the Eduard-Tschumi-Prize for the best performance of the year. Further studies led him to the United States, where he studied with Ann Schein at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and with Boris Berman at the Yale University. In 2000 he returned to Switzerland, where he has since been living as a freelancing pianist in the Basle area. Numerous scholarship awards, such as from the Stanley-Johnson, Kiefer-Hablitzel, Ernst-Göhner and Josef-Pembaur foundations have furthered his career.