* 21. 10. 1974.
Following his studies in the classes of François Hotz and Walter Grimmer at Neuchâtel and Zurich conservatories, the violoncellist Sébastien Singer worked in Barcelona with Lluis Claret. Interpretation courses headed by Paul Tortelier, Reine Flachot, Radu Aldulescu, Gary Hofmann and many others have since contributed to his development as a musician.
Singer detected his passion for chamber music at an early stage and this naturally developed into his favourite literature. In 2000 he became violoncellist with the 'Schweizer Klaviertrio', the first Swiss ensemble to receive first prize at the famous 'Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Caltanissetta' (2003), since then he has been invited to perform in more than thirty countries with this ensemble. Parallel to his engagements with the trio he also performs together with the violinist Stefan Tönz, the pianists Marc Pantillon and Jérémie Tesfaye, the guitarist André Fischer, the organist Sébastien Vonlanthen and many others. Amongst the most mentionable of his recently published recordings are a live version of the famous concerto op. 104 by Dvorak under the direction of Hervé Klopfenstein and a second recording with the 'Schweizer Klaviertrio' for the 'Musiques Suisses' label.
Large scale projects planned for next season include tours of China, Saudi Arabia, and Latin America, the world premiere, together with the 'Schweizer Klaviertrio', of a new triple concerto by the composer Daniel Schnyder and the recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas together with Marc Pantillon.
In 2005 Sébastien Singer and the 'Schweizer Klaviertrio' performed a successful debut at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in London.
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