Joseph-Maurice
Weder

Joseph-Maurice
Weder

NEWS

Paternity leave

Due to the birth of his son, Joseph-Maurice Weder will not give concerts from mid-October 2022 until early 2023.

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Season 2022/23

During the concert season 22/23, Joseph-Maurice Weder will appear as a soloist with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional de Brasília, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Montevideo and the Swiss Orchestra. Concert tours also take him to Thailand (Bangkok), the Philippines (Manila), Singapore, Brazil (Brasilia) and Germany (Berlin). In Switzerland he will be performing in Geneva, Biel, Solothurn, Aarau, Zug and in the new concert hall in Andermatt.

CONCERTS

16/02/2023 19:30

Biel

Rezital mit den letzten 3 Klaviersonaten von Beethoven Op.109,110&111

Farel-Saal

19/03/2023 16:00

Andermatt

C. Saint-Saëns: „Karneval der Tiere“

Swiss Orchestra
Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer, Leitung
Aglaia Graf, Klavier
Joseph-Maurice Weder, Klavier
Bernhard Russi, Erzähler

Konzerthalle

15/04/2023 18:00

Almaty

Brahms Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 d-Moll Op. 15

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Grosser Saal der Philharmonie

 

29/04/2023 19:00

Solothurn

Grieg Sonate für Violine und Klavier c-Moll Op. 45 Nr. 3
Franck Sonate für Violine und Klavier A-Dur

Duo-Abend mit Heidi Schmid (Violine)

30/04/2023 17:00

Solothurn

Mozart Klavierkonzert A-Dur KV 414
Chopin Klavierkonzert f-Moll Op. 21

mit Streicherensemble

07/05/2023 11:00

Berlin

Beethoven: Klaviersonaten Op.109,110 & 111

Kultur im Logenhaus

07/05/2023 17:00

Berlin

Beethoven: Klaviersonaten Op.109,110 & 111

Kultur im Logenhaus

09/05/2023 19:00

Bukarest

Liszt: h-Moll Sonate
Bach/Brahms: Chaconne
Beethoven: Klaviersonate Op. 110

Dinu Lipatti-Haus

02/06/2023 19:30

Aarau

Grieg Sonate für Violine und Klavier c-Moll Op. 45 Nr. 3
Franck Sonate für Violine und Klavier A-Dur

Duo-Rezital mit Heidi Schmid (Violine)

PianoLounge Aarau

 

“…with Schumann’s Kinderszenen, he demonstrates the sensitive and contemplative nature of his talent…”

BIOGRAPHY

“A wonderful musician with an amazingly brilliant technique
Star-Cellist Gautier Capuçon

Since launching his international career with winning the prestigious Swiss Ambassador’s Award in London and his debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2013, the Swiss pianist Joseph-Maurice Weder has continued to capture the attention of critics and audiences.

In recent seasons he has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world including Carnegie Hall in New York, Berliner Philharmonie, Musikverein Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zurich and Wiener Konzerthaus. Furthermore he was on tour several times in South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay), in Europe (England, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Wales, Norway, Switzerland, Malta) and Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Singapore).

 A sought for soloist, he performed with the Kazakhstan Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional de Brasília, National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava, Dnipropetrovsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Philharmonic. 

Fond of chamber music, Joseph-Maurice Weder performed with Gautier Capuçon, Nelson Goerner (four hands), Kian Soltani, Marc Bouchkov and leading members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Munich Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

His discography includes an acclaimed recording of both Chopin Concerti in chamber version with the Berliner Camerata for the  German label Oehmsclassics. In 2007, he released a live recording of Beethovens 3rd piano concerto with The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava. „The London Recital”, recorded live at the Wigmore Hall,  is since autumn 2016 worldwide online and includes sonatas by Schubert and Brahms. His most recent recording, devoted to Liszt (the b minor Sonata) and Schumann (Kinderszenen), was released by the German label MDG.

 Joseph-Maurice Weder entered the Musikhochschule Basel at the age of 12, under the guidance of Prof. Adrian Oetiker. From 2011 until 2015 he studied with Prof. Filippo Gamba. He attended master classes with Piotr Anderszewski, Dmitri Alexeev, Prof. Homero Francesch, Prof. Gérard Wyss and Louis Lortie.

Besides his concert activity, his great passion is teaching. In 2017 he was appointed to the piano faculty at the College in Aarau (Switzerland). Furthermore he was invited as a Guest Professor to give masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Wales) , Universidad Nacional de Música in Lima (Peru), Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan (Armenia), Universidad EAFIT in Medellín (Colombia), Music Academy in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), “Instituto de Artes da Universidade Estadual Paulista” de São Paulo (Brazil), at the Fundación Musical Simon Bolivar („EL SISTEMA“) in Caracas (Venezuela), National University of Singapore (YST conservatory) and University of the Philippines.

Swiss Ambassador's Award

The Swiss Ambassador‘s Award has been a music prize for more than two decades.

The winner is invited to go on a concert tour in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) accompanied by the Swiss Ambassador.

One of many highlights is the concert at the world famous Wigmore Hall London, one of the best concert halls in the world.

Previous winners of the Swiss Ambassador‘s Award were also prizewinners at some of the most important music competitions around the globe such as Queen Elisabeth Competition in Bruxelles, Leeds International Piano Competition, ARD Competition in Munich and Geneva International Piano Competition.

Joseph-Maurice Weder had the great honor to receive the Swiss Ambassador‘s Award in 2013.

PRESS

„”… with admirable technical brilliance the masterpianist brought works by Fréderic Chopin alive. With brilliant technique and wonderfully lyrical expressiveness, he was able to playfully switch from romantic tone sequences to wild key sequences … “
Augsburger Zeitung, November 2019

„…sound is demonstration class…Joseph-Maurice Weder’s view of the Liszt Sonata, presented as a single track, unfolds magisterially in detail…much to admire in the Schumann, not least the intimate fireside atmosphere Weder produces…there is a welcome simplicity and directness to his approach…“
GRAMOPHONE Magazin, Januar 2019

„…Joseph-Maurice Weder convinces with a noble tone and with inspired virtuosity. The interaction with the Berlin Camerata is emphatic, as there is a clear diction of making music and a slender overall sound prevail… the soloist shows his lyrical qualities – delicate, contoured, emotionally conclusive. The virtuosity…. he takes effortlessly… A sonically and interpretatively attractive recording…“
Klassik.com-Magazin (Deutschland), 2018

„…got hooked right from the beginning and soon became aware that Weder’s reading makes such a compelling statement ‘as is’ that comparison with anyone else (Brendel for example) would only distract from this unexpected experience. Weder has all the faculties needed for this unique sonata: The power, the technique, the insight, and above all the affectionate understanding and subtle patience required for laying bare the complex and varying moods of a composer at the height of his creative life.
Despite of his fast and powerful ‘energico’, Weder’s interpretation takes up more time than many other recordings do. This is not a rushed power house reading; it’s much more, it’s a perfect proof of highly developed maturity – rare such an early age in a career – steering clear from outright ‘showing off’. I’d say: mission accomplished!
With Schumann’s following 13 ‘Kinderszenen’, Joseph-Maurice Weder demonstrates the sensitive and contemplative nature of his talent. This time I wanted to compare with the reading of Maria Joao Pires at a similar young age (recorded by Erato in 1984), but the same thing happened. The sheer magic of Weder’s playing kept me spell bound till the end, convincing me once again that he is an incomparable, natural talent in his own right…“
HRaudio.net, 2018

 

“…The Piano Sonata in B Minor by Liszt is an highly appreciated work and at the same time dreaded by pianists, which at the time of its world premiere has brought performers and instruments to their limits. To this day, the sonata is regarded as the epitome of the highly virtuoso piano art of the 19th century. Joseph-Maurice Weder masters this hurdles effortlessly and convincingly…the emotional touch of the pianist and the sound of the instrument enter into a unique symbiosis, making the CD recording a rarity…the recording by Weder is an enrichment at any point of view…”
Piano News, 2018

MEDIA

VIDEO

AUDIO

DISCOGRAPHY

Liszt /Schumann

Liszt: Klaviersonate h-moll
Schumann: Kinderszenen op. 15

SACD
MDG, 2017

Chopin: Piano Concertos No 1 & 2

Joseph-Maurice Weder, Berliner Camerata
Oehms Classics, 2015

TEACHING

In 2017 Joseph-Maurice Weder was appointed to the piano faculty at the College in Aarau (Switzerland), called „Neue Kantonsschule Aarau“ (www.nksa.ch)

Furthermore he was invited as a Guest Professor to give masterclasses at the following universities/institutions:

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Wales)

Universidad Nacional de Música in Lima (Peru)

Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan (Armenia)

Universidad EAFIT in Medellín (Colombia)

Music Academy in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine)

“Instituto de Artes da Universidade Estadual Paulista” de São Paulo (Brazil)

the Music For Future Foundation in Yerevan (Armenia)

Fundación Musical Simon Bolivar („EL SISTEMA“) in Caracas (Venezuela)

National University of Singapore (YST conservatory)

University of the Philippines

CONTACT

General Management:


Pierre-André Kranz
musiKa – Représentation artistique et conseil
Rue des Charmilles, 40
1203 Genève, Schweiz
Tel.: +41 79 599 59 38

 

Management South America:

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