Katia Braunschweiler, pianist

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Biography


English

Katia Braunschweiler

As a soloist and chamber musician, Katia has performed in Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria and Spain.

Katia was born in Geneva, daughter of a Swiss father and a French mother. She received her first piano lesson at the age of 6 and three years later was accepted into the music conservatory of Geneva where she pursued her music studies in piano and violin.

At the age of 15, Katia was accepted into a “Pre-Professional Section of Piano” in Geneva. After her graduation in 2003 where she was awarded a prize for best composition, she decided to relocate to Holland to study with American pianist Alan Weiss (laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition). In 2007 Katia decided to come back to Switzerland (Zurich) to study with the German pianist Eckart Heiligers, member of the Jean-Paul Trio.

Katia has participated in many piano master classes, held by such musicians as Gyorgy Sandor, Jeremy Menuhin, Maria Jao Pires, Alexis Golovine, Tomasz Herbut, Bruno Canino, Pierre Amoyal, Sylviane Deferne, Igor Blagodatov, Martha Argerich and Robert Greenhouse (cellist from “Beaux-Art trio”). She received a grant to study with Menahem Pressler, Anton Kuerti and André Laplante in Toronto, Canada. (2007) Katia has peformed in several prestigious venues, including the Zurich Tonhalle, the “Bösendorfer Hall” in Vienna and the Centre of Music in Utrecht. Katia performed on the Queen Mary II in January 2013.

She is a member of the Trio Fellini ( Dimitri Ashkenazy: clarinet, Katharina Weissenbacher: cello) since 2013.

She has been collaborating with the composer Daniel Schnyder and Jürg Hanselmann.

She has many groups with whom she works regularly as with singers, with violinists, with cellists and in a 4 hands duo.

Katia has been teaching in the school “Jugendmusikschule Winterthur” from 2011 till 2017.

She is a substitute teacher at the Conservatory in Neuchâtel since 2019.

 



Deutsch

Katia Braunschweiler

In Genf geboren, begann Katia Braunschweiler schon im Alter von sechs Jahren mit dem Klavierspiel. Bereits mit neun Jahren erfolgte die Aufnahme ins Genfer Konservatorium. Nach Abschluss der Matura im Jahr 2003 wurde sie im selben Jahr in der Klasse von Alan Weiss in den Niederlanden aufgenommen. Danach folgte eine weitere Ausbildung an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste bei Professor Eckart Heiligers.

Im Rahmen ihrer Weiterbildung besuchte Katia Braunschweiler eine grosse Anzahl von Kursen bei renommierten Musikern wie Gyorgy Sandor, Maria Jao Pires, Jeremy Menuhin, Sylviane Deferne, Alexis Golovine, Igor Bagolatov, Anton Kuerti, Andre Laplante, Bernard Greenhouse, Menahem Pressler, Bruno Canino und Pierre Amoyal.

Ihr aussergewöhnliches Talent manifestiert sich auch in zahlreichen Auszeichnungen.

Im Mai 2009 gewann sie den 2. Preis der Studienstiftung “Duttweiler-Hug” und 2010 den ersten Preis des Landolt Wettbwewerbs in Zürich. Im Juli 2010 erhielt sie ein Stipendium von der Dienemann Stiftung. 2011 gewann sie den Wettbewerb „Live Music Now“ der Stiftung von Yehudi Menuhin.

Ihre umfangreiche Konzerttätigkeit führte Katia Braunschweiler in die Schweiz, nach Frankreich sowie Deutschland, die Niederlande, Belgien, Spanien und Österreich. Ihre zahlreichen, sehr erfolgreichen Rezitale fanden in bedeutenden Musikhäusern wie dem Musikzentrum Vredenburg Utrecht, der Tonhalle Zürich und im Bösendorfersaal Wien statt. Sie wurde im Januar 2013 auf eines der grössten Kreuzfahrtschiffe der Welt, der Queen Mary 2, als Pianistin eingeladen.

Sie spielt im Trio Fellini ( Dimitri Ashkenazy: Klarinette, Katharina Weissenbacher: Cello) seit 2013 und arbeitete mit den Komponisten Daniel Schnyder und Jürg Hanselmann.

Katia Braunschweiler hat  an der „Jugendmusikschule Winterthur“ vom 2011 bis 2017 unterrichtet.

Sie ist eine Vertretungslehrerin im Konservatorium Neuchâtel seit 2019.



Français

Katia Braunschweiler

A la fois soliste et musicienne de chambre, Katia Braunschweiler donne des concerts en Suisse, France, Allemagne, Hollande, Belgique, Autriche , Espagne et Canada.

Née à Genève, de père suisse et de mère française elle commence le piano à l’âge de six ans et intègre trois ans plus tard le Conservatoire de Genève, où elle étudie également le violon.

Après sa Maturité suisse et le prix de musique de son Collège, elle choisit la Hollande pour parachever ses études pianistiques. Elle entre en 2003 dans la classe du pianiste américain Alan Weiss à Utrecht, où elle obtient son “Bachelor of music” avec honneur et, en 2006, son “Master of solo performance” avec honneur également. Mai 2009 : « Konzertdiplom » avec les félicitations du jury à Zurich, puis « Lehrdiplom » en 2011 dans la classe d’Eckart Heiligers.

Katia participe à de nombreux masterclasses, notamment avec Gyorgy Sandor, Maria Jao Pires, Jeremy Menuhin, Sylviane Deferne, Alexis Golovine, Igor Blagodatov, Bernhard Greenhouse, Pierre Amoyal, Bruno Canino. En 2007, elle obtient une bourse pour participer au Festival de Toronto avec Menahem Pressler (pianiste du Beaux-Arts Trio), André Laplante et Anton Kuerti.

Elle remporte en Suisse le 2e prix de la fondation Dutweiller-Hug à Zurich en 2009, le 1er prix Schumann de la compétition Landolt à Zurich en juin 2010, le prix de la fondation Dienemann à Lucerne pour pianistes suisses en juillet 2010, ainsi que le prix de la fondation Yehudi Menuhin «  Live Music Now » à Zurich en 2011.

Katia est la pianiste du Trio Fellini ( Dimitri Ashkenazy: clarinette, Katharina Weissenbacher: violoncelle) depuis 2013. Elle a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec les compositeurs Daniel Schnyder et Jürg Hanselmann.

Katia travaille avec plusieurs formations: des violonistes, des violoncellistes, des chanteurs et en duo en 4 mains.

Katia a enseigné à l’école de musique de Winterthur de 2011 à 2017.

Elle enseigne en tant que remplaçante au Conservatoire de Neuchâtel depuis 2019.


schedule

Concerts

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

 

CONCERTS

 

March 2020

15th of March, 11 a.m.
Duo Concert with violin
Zürich “ Zunfthaus zur Waage” Switzerland
Cancelled because of the CORONAVIRUS but concert will take place in September

 

27th of March, 7.30 p.m.
Duo Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinetist
Zürich “Musik Pavillon” Kanzleistrasse 112, Switzerland
Cancelled because of the CORONAVIRUS but concert will take place in November

 

April 2020

18th and 19th of April
2.Cd Recording Session “Pour les petits et les grands” NATURE
Geneva “Adomi Studio” , Switzerland
Cancelled because of the CORONAVIRUS but will be postponed

 

May 2020

2nd of May, 8.30 p.m.
Duo Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinetist
La Neuveville “Mille Or” Switzerland
Cancelled because of the CORONAVIRUS

 

5th of May, 8 p.m.
Biel/Bienne, Neues Museum, Switzerland
Duo Concert with Soprano
(Organised by the Lyceum Club)
Cancelled because of the CORONAVIRUS

 

August 2020

3.CD Recording Sessions “Pour les petits et les grands” POESIES DE LA VIE
Geneva “Studio Adomi “Switzerland

 

15th of August
Rüsselsheim, Germany
Trio Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet and Beni Santora, cellist

 

September 2020

12th of September, 5 p.m.
Duo Concert with violin
Zürich, Private Concert, Switzerland

 

October 2020

18th of October, 6 p.m.
Duo Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinetist
Zürich, Zunfthaus zur Waage, Switzerland

 

November 2020

8th of November, 11 a.m.
Duo Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinetist
Geneva, Villa Dutoit, Switzerland

 

20th of November, 7 p.m.
Duo Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinetist
Zürich “Musik Pavillon” Kanzleistrasse 112, Switzerland

 

 

Enregistrements 2019-2020

1.Volume: CD “Berceuses: pour les petits et les grands”

Chopin: Berceuse, Nocturne op.9 n.2 & Prelude in A Major op.28 n.7
Debussy: Première Arabesque
Elgar: Salut d’amour
Schumann: Träumerei, Kind im Einschlummern, Von Fremden Ländern und Menschen
Mozart: Andante de la sonate en do Majeur
Liszt: Consolation n.3
Gluck: Ballet Air
MacDowell: To a wild Rose op.51 n.1
Satie: First Gymnopédie
Schubert: Sérénade
Rachmaninov: Romance op.10 n.6
Arensky: Rêverie op.25 n.2
Borodin: Nocturne de la Petite Suite
Miaskovsky: Dreaming de Six Improvisations op.74

 

2. Volume: CD “Poésies de la vie: pour les petits et les grands”

Debussy: Children’s corner (10 min)
Villa- Lobos: Polichinelle Carnaval das Criancas
Schumann: Important event/ the happy farmer
Mussorgsky: Old castle
Shostakovich: La poupée mécanique
Kalinnikov: Chanson triste
Prokofiev: Evening op.65 n.11
Dvorak: Humoresque
Tchaikovsky: Polka op.39 n.10
Bach: Menuets
Grieg: Danse d’Anitra
Glinka: Polka
Rameau: Tambourin
Tchaikovsky: Chanson Triste op.40 n.2
Scriabin: Désir op.57 n.1
Schubert: Moment musical op.94 n.3
Rameau: Menuet en la mineur

 

3.Volume: CD “Nature: pour les petits et les grands”

Saint Saëns: Le Carnaval: Le Cygne/  Aquarium/ Elephant/ Le coucou au fond des bois/ Tortues
Debussy: Jardin sous la pluie
Offenbach: Barcarolle
Debussy: Préludes
Chopin: Prelude Raindrop
Beethoven: Moonlight
Mendelssohn: Spring Song op.62 n.6
Tchaikovsky: Autumn Song op.37 n.10
Mendelssohn: Venetian Gondola Song op.30 n.6

 

photos

Pictures

music

Music

Youtube Channel

CD ” Berceuses: pour les petits et les grands”, August 2019

You are able to order the CD at:

Spotify | Apple Music | Deezer | Qobuz

 

CD “Ten Hundred Devils”, September 2016

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Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti

It was a pleasure working with the fantastic label Genuin in Leipzig. Here you can order it: http://www.genuin.de/de/04_d.php?k=442

Amazon.com | Itunes | Fnac.ch

 

CD “Invitation au voyage”, August 2013

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Works from Scarlatti, Schubert, Chopin, Ravel

Amazon.com | Qobuz | Itunes

 

 

 

 

projects
teaching

Piano lessons “ADOMI”

 

TEACHING PIANO AT HOME  Region Bern, Neuchâtel, Geneva

      COURS DE PIANO A DOMICILE  Région Berne, Neuchâtel, Genève

 

PIANOLESSONS ONLINE

COURS DE PIANO ONLINE

 

As a teacher, you learn a lot from the student. You always have to adapt to a new situation, you need to listen to what they want, what they can.

How can you transmit a knowledge with fun? How can you share your passion when the kid is 6 years old? all those answers comes with maturity, experiences but also with a profound understanding of kids in general, but also in people. Teaching piano involves the kid, the teacher and the parent. All three together will be able to learn so much: being focused, structured, having fun, listening etc…

I do believe teaching has to be a vocation, a job that you do with your heart. I started teaching when i was young, during my study time in the Netherlands. I did receive a pedagogic diploma in 2011 in Zurich with distinction.

At the moment, i have the privilege to teach  students at home. This gives a feeling of cosiness, learning with pleasure and without competition.

I named my concept ” ADOMI ” because in french ” A DOMICILE” means ” At Home”.

I teach at home but I can also teach at the kid’s home if no one can bring him.

 

I feel it is important for you to have a feedback from some of my students:

Vanessa Allenspach, Winterthur (Zurich) 17 years old ( 2018):

“Having had lessons with Mrs Katia Braunschweiler has helped me in many different ways to improve my piano skills. Her professional knowledge and passion in playing has enhanced my ability to master the difficulties piano playing comes with. Furthermore, her great motivation has influenced me and pushed me to never give up. Choosing her as a teacher was clearly the right choice!”

 

Lea Schmid, Winterthur (Zurich), 13 years old ( 2018):

” I liked very much the lessons with you, because you were demanding but you never pushed me too much. I learned incredibly a lot, and today i can still use those skills. I found also good that i could choose the pieces with you. I would recommend you anytime as a piano teacher.”

 

The mother of Tate Frieden, Winterthur (Zurich), 11 years old ( 2019):

“It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Katia Braunschweiler. I have known Katia for about three years. My son started his piano lessons as a complete beginner with Katia. The progress that he made was certainly down to Katia, who continued to motivate him with her happy, enthusiastic and very bubbly attitude. She would adapt the music and lessons to his current skill level while at the same time providing challenges to keep the learning process going. Not only did my son grow as a piano player but he also gained more confidence in himself.
Katia was very proud of each and every student as was evident during piano recitals. Each student, regardless of their level of knowledge, performed a piano piece. Katia would sometimes play 4 handed to make the most of even the simplest of the children’s pieces, which made the students confident, excited and enthusiastic.
I respected Katia for many of her qualities but most of all because she was able to connect with her students and customize their piano lessons according to their strengths. She is a very positive and encouraging teacher who is able to make confident self-motivated piano players. I can highly recommend Katia as a piano teacher and am envious of her future students who will get to experience her contagious passion and love of music first hand.”

 

Elisa Bornand, St Blaise (Neuchâtel), 8 years old ( 2019):

“J’ai beaucoup de chance car vous m’apprenez bien les notes de musique et les partitions. Je vous trouve très sympa, patiente et gentille.”

 

Anthony Bornand, St Blaise ( Neuchâtel), 11 years old ( 2020)

” Katia Braunschweiler est très gentille, elle enseigne très bien et est très talentueuse. Elle a une très grande patience. Je me sens serein quand je me rends à ses cours.”

 

press

Recommendations/articles

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Katia and Orfeo: 24th of January 2016

Article Laida and Katia: 24th of June 2016

 

Article Trio Fellini, Austria, Kindberg

Article Trio Fellini, February 2016

Trio Fellini, January 2016, Kilchberg

 

 

 

contact

Contact

katiabraunschweiler@gmail.com

Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Studio Adomi

Requests for piano lessons

 

managerconcerts@gmail.com

Switzerland, Geneva and Bern

Requests for CDs or concerts