Katia Braunschweiler, pianist

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Biography


English

Katia Braunschweiler

Welcome to my page!

As a soloist and chamber musician, I have performed in Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore.

I was born in Geneva in 1983, daughter of a Swiss father and a French mother. I received my first piano lesson at the age of 6 and three years later I was accepted into the music conservatory of Geneva where I pursued my music studies in piano and violin.

At the age of 15, I was accepted into a “Pre-Professional Section of Piano” in Geneva. After my graduation in 2003 where I was awarded a prize for best composition, I decided to relocate to Holland to study with the american pianist Alan Weiss (laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition).

In 2007, after I have discovered many different cultural background, I decided to come back to Switzerland (Zurich) to study with the german pianist Eckart Heiligers, member of the Jean-Paul Trio.

I have 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”). I received a grant to study with Menahem Pressler, Anton Kuerti and André Laplante in Toronto, Canada for the Summer 2007.

I have peformed in several prestigious venues, including the Zurich Tonhalle, the “Bösendorfer Hall” in Vienna and the Centre of Music in Utrecht and on the Queen Mary II in January 2013, where I was invited for a tour (4 weeks long) to Malaysia and Singapore.

The Trio Fellini, composed from piano, clarinet and cello, was created at the end of 2013 and we played concerts in Switzerland, Austria and France. Unfortunately after 4 years of collaboration, we needed to end it due to geographic difficulties.

I do like to play chamber music and continue working with many musicians with whom I work regularly as with singers, violinists and specially with cellists. When I became a mother, I had the huge desire to dedicate a CD to my child, to help her to fall asleep. The CD “Berceuses pour les petits et les grands” is available since 2019. The second CD of this project will be release in 2021.

As a musician, I believe that teaching our instrument is part of our life and is a passion too.  I received my teaching degree in Zurich in 2011 with distinction and worked as a piano teacher in the“Jugendmusikschule Winterthur” from 2011 till 2017. In 2018, I decided to come back with my family to the french part of Switzerland, in Neuchâtel, and founded the Studio ADOMI.

 



Deutsch

Katia Braunschweiler

Willkommen auf meiner Homepage!

In Genf geboren, begann ich 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 ich im selben Jahr in der Klasse von Alan Weiss in den Niederlanden aufgenommen. Danach folgte ich eine weitere Ausbildung an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste bei Professor Eckart Heiligers.

Im Rahmen meiner Weiterbildung besuchte ich 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..

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

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

Als Gründerin spielte ich im Trio Fellini seit 2013 aber in 2017 mussten wir leider unsere Kollaboration aufhören, wegen der logistischen Entfernung.

Ich habe  an der „Jugendmusikschule Winterthur“ vom 2011 bis 2017 unterrichtet. Seit 2018 wohne ich in Neuenburg mit meiner Familie und habe den ADOMI Studio gegründet.

 



Français

Katia Braunschweiler

Bienvenu sur ma page!

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

Née à Genève, de père suisse et de mère française, j’ai commencé le piano à l’âge de six ans et intégré trois ans plus tard le Conservatoire de Genève, où j’ai étudié également le violon.

Après ma Maturité suisse et le prix de musique de mon gymnase, j’ai choisi la Hollande pour parachever mes études pianistiques. Je suis entrée en 2003 dans la classe du pianiste américain Alan Weiss à Utrecht, où j’ai obtenu mon “Bachelor of music” avec honneur et, en 2006, mon “Master of solo performance” avec distinction, en mai 2009  le « Konzertdiplom » avec les félicitations du jury à Zurich, puis le « Lehrdiplom » en 2011 dans la classe d’Eckart Heiligers.

J’ai participé 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, j’obtiens une bourse pour participer au Festival de Toronto avec Menahem Pressler (pianiste du Beaux-Arts Trio), André Laplante et Anton Kuerti.

J’ai remporté 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.

J’ai joué dans de prestigieuses salles de concert, incluant la Tonhalle de Zurich, la salle Bösendorfer à Vienne, dans le Centre de Music Vredenburg à Utrecht et sur le Queen Mary 2 en janvier 2013, où j’ai été invitée pour une tournée (4 semaines) en Malaisie et Singapour.

Fondatrice du Trio Fellini (composé de piano, clarinette et violoncelle) qui a été crée en 2013, j’ai eu la chance de travailler en étroite collaboration avec des compositeurs.Malheureusement, après 4 années intenses de collaboration, nous avons décidé de cesser notre activité à cause de l’éloignement géographique.

J’apprécie énormément la musique de chambre et continue à travailler régulièrement avec beaucoup de musiciens, tels que des chanteurs, des violonistes et spécialement des violoncellistes.
En devenant maman, j’ai ressenti le plus grand des désirs de dédier un CD à mon enfant. Le CD “Berceuses pour les petits et les grands” est disponible depuis 2019 sur les plateformes numériques.
Le second CD “Nature” sortira en 2021.

En tant que musicienne, enseigner notre instrument est une part importante de notre vie et est une passion également. J’ai reçu mon diplôme d’enseignement avec distinctions à Zurich en 2011 et cette même année, j’ai travaillé à la Jugendmusikschule de Winterthur jusqu’à 2017.

Depuis 2018, je vis en Suisse romande avec ma famille, à Neuchâtel plus précisément (magnifique ville) où j’ai fondé le Studio ADOMI.

 


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)
Postponed because of the CORONAVIRUS

 

 

October 2020

2.Cd Recording Sessions “Pour les petits et les grands”
POESIES DE LA VIE
Geneva ” Studio Adomi”, Switzerland

 

November 2020

8th of November, 11 a.m.
Duo Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinetist
Geneva, Villa Dutoit, Switzerland
Postponed in 2021 because of the COVID-19

REPORTÉ – Mondes imaginaires

 

20th of November, 7 p.m.
Duo Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinetist
Zürich “Musik Pavillon” Kanzleistrasse 112, Switzerland
Postponed in May 2021 because of the COVID-19

 

 

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

you can order it also in Switzerland via Musikhug:

https://www.musikhug-shop.ch/de/cdvinyl/cd/klassik/solo/Ten-Hundred-Devils-Katia-Braunschweiler-Piano-GENU-1535276.html

 

 

 

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