Gwenaëlle Kobyliansky, *19. 03. 1978. Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Gwenaëlle Kobyliansky first studied the violin under A. Gavrilovici (teacher's diploma in 1999) and then the piano under B. Pfister (certificate in 2000) before finally turning to the viola. In 2002 and 2003 she received an award by the Göhner Foundation. In 2004 she received her soloist's diploma from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève after studying in the class of N. Pache. She is currently occupied with the chamber music repertoire (Trio Alternances, Trio Kobyliansky and Quatuor Alter Ego) and performs regularly together with a pianist or as soloist.
Gwenaëlle Kobyliansky studied violin at the Conservatoire de La Chaux-de-Fonds in the class of A. Gvrilovici and received her teachers diploma in 1999. This was followed by a certificate in accomplished piano studies in 2000 under the tutelage of B. Pfister. She attended master classes headed by S. Gessner, A. Chumachenko, H. Rohde and B. Giuranna. In 2002 she joined the viola class of N. Pache at the Conservatoire de Genève (soloist's diploma in 2004) and attended courses in chamber music at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (class of C. Mathieu) and Baroque viola courses at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva (classes of F. Malgoire and M. Leonhardt).
She received an award at the third Tortona Music Competition in Italy. In 2002 and 2003 she won an award offered by the Göhner Foundation. She received first prize in chamber music at the UFAM contest in Paris in 2005 together with the Trio Alternances (flute, viola and harp). The same contest awarded her a second prize for viola in 2007. The same year saw her win an award at the ORPHEUS Konzerte in Zurich.
She has played the viola in the Kobyliansky-Trio since 2007. In 2010 she founded the Quatuor Alter Ego. She occasionally performs together with the pianists D. Clottu and R. Kobyliansky. She also plays the viola d'amore. Her concerts take place all over Switzerland, France, Geremany, Romania, Israel and recently in Lebanon and Armenia.
Hommage à Julien-François Zbinden
(Swisspan / Quantaphon Nr. SP51 730, 2009)
: Sonate en trio, op. 46
: Alligun, op. 69
: Mouvements, op. 75
: Poème, op. 84
: Alternances, op. 88
: Solissimo II, op. 102