TALKING CONCERT WITH VIOLIN AND PIANO


Noëlle Grüebler, Violine

André Briel, Klavier

Programme

Eduard Elgar
(1857-1934)
- Salut d'amour
- La Capricieuse
Niccolo Paganini
(1782-1840)
Moses Fantasie
Erich Korngold
(1897-1957)
Aus der Suite "Much Ado about Nothing"
- Gartenszene
Fritz Kreisler
(1875-1962)
- Schön Rosmarin
- Liebesleid
- Liebesfreud
Pablo de Sarasate
(1844-1908)
Faust Fantasie

Noëlle Grüebler, a Swiss violinist who grew up in Aathal-Seegräben, studied most recently with Prof. Igor Ozim at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where she earned a Masters with distinction in 2006. Since autumn 2010 she completed her studies with the Artist Diploma Programme under Prof. Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London and finished with her "Artist Diploma with distinction" in June 2012.

Noëlle Grüebler is a laureate of several national and international competitions and most recently she has been awarded the Gwyneth George Award 2012 in London. As a recommended soloist and chamber music partner she has performed all over Switzerland as well as in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Israel, Great Britain, USA and South America. She has appeared in music festivals throughout Europe and in Lima (for example Ljubliana Festival, Musikfestwoche Braunwald, Budapest Spring Festival, Lima Chamber Music Festival, Festival Eilat, Musikfestwoche Grindelwald, Schweizer Musikfestwoche, Festival Jeune Mozart Lausanne and Festival Gstaad) and on the famous luxury cruiser MS Europa.

André Briel is much in demand as a pianist to accompany musicians at competitions, examinations and concerts in Switzerland and abroad. He is also an organist, plays keyboard instruments and percussion in various chamber music ensembles and orchestras. His musical career was influenced largely by Ursula Rosenheck-Wittum, Christian Spring and Tessa Birnie. He is one of the founders and organisers of the musical series Quiet City in the Augustinerkirche Zürich (www.quietcity.ch). He works as a jurist for the Ministry of Culture in Berne.

Noëlle Grüebler and André Briel have been playing music together for about 20 years, as a duet or in larger formations.