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.
In August 2020 Joseph-Maurice Weder was accepted by Steinway Hamburg and is now officially a “Steinway Artist”.
Mozart Klavierkonzert Es-Dur KV 271
“…with Schumann’s Kinderszenen, he demonstrates the sensitive and contemplative nature of his talent…”
“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 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 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), National University of Music in Bucharest (Romania), Kazakh National University in Almaty (Kazakhstan) 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.
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
National University of Music in Bukarest (Romania)
Kazakh National University in Almaty (Kazakhstan)