SCHUMANN, CLARA ET ROBERT
22 February 2018 at 19:30
Auditorium, Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière
Doors open: 19:00
Christophe Sturzenegger, a Genevan musician with multiple musical talents (horn, piano, solfège, harmony, composition) will take on the role of pianist to perform some of Schumann's works, including Carnaval, op. 9. This song, entitled "Little Scenes on Four Notes," has the distinction - apart from its technical difficulty - of being composed of 22 pieces linked by a recurring motif.
Christophe Sturzenegger holds several awards from superior music academies and has also won numerous competitions and scholarships. He is a founding member of the Geneva Brass Quintet and director of the Geneva Brass Festival since 2010. As a horn player, first as part of an orchestra and then as a freelance chamber musician, he has worked alongside some of the greatest conductors.
He studied piano with Elisabeth Athanassova and Marc Pantillon and received encouragements from such great teachers as Sebok, Badura-Skoda and Starkmann. He is also a professor of complementary piano and keyboard harmony at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève since 2003.
Christophe Sturzenegger has performed in numerous festivals across Europe and throughout the world and made frequent appearances on radio. He regularly works with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, and other Swiss orchestras.