Joseph-Maurice
Weder

Joseph-Maurice
Weder

NEWS

Season 21-22

In the upcoming season, Joseph-Maurice Weder will perform again in various countries: Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Armenia, Ukraine, Malta and Switzerland. As soloist, he will appear with the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional de Brasília and the Ensemble Caméléon Amsterdam (strings of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra).

Steinway Artist

Steinway Artist

In August 2020 Joseph-Maurice Weder was accepted by Steinway Hamburg and is now officially a “Steinway Artist”.

CONCERTS

14/11/2021 20:00

Gyumri

Chopin: Piano Concert F Minor No.2 Op.21

Yerevan State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

 

18/11/2021 20:00

Yerevan

Chopin: Piano Concert F Minor No.2 Op.21

National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

 

12/12/2021 16:00

Zürich

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 Op. 109 E Major
No. 31 Op. 110 A flat Major
Nr. 32 Op. 111 C Minor

Kulturhaus Helferei

 

20/02/2022 17:00

Baden (CH)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 Op. 109 E Major
No 31 Op. 110 A flat Major
Nr. 32 Op. 111 C Minor

Villa Boveri

 

 

“…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) and in Europe (England, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Wales, Norway, Switzerland).

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

Fond of chamber music, Joseph-Maurice Weder performed with Gautier Capuçon, Nelson Goerne (four hands), Kian Soltani, Marc Bouchkov and leading members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Orchestre National de France, 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 Oehms Classics. In 2007, he released a live recording of Beethoven’s 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 studiewith 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) and at the Fundación Musical Simon Bolivar („EL SISTEMA“) in Caracas (Venezuela).

 

 

 

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

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:

ARTE PRODUCCIONES
Bulnes 44, 2º R – (C1176AAB)
Buenos Aires, Argentinien
Tel.: (54-11) 4982 3186 / 4958 2368
Damián Rovner
info@arte-producciones.com
www.arte-producciones.com