Beethoven：Trio in B-flat major op. 11 for clarinet, cello and piano
Mendelssohn：Rondo Cappricioso op. 14
N. Rota：Trio for clarinet, cello and piano
David Popper：Hungarian Rhapsody for cello and piano, op.68
Verdi/L. Bassi： Concerto Fantasia on Motives from Rigoletto for clarinet and piano
Brahms：Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in a minor op.114
*program is subject to change
Estelle Revaz, cello
Born in July 1989, the Austrian-Swiss Cellist Estelle Revaz followed very early an international course.
She began playing the cello in Switzerland and then studied at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Paris, France (CNSMDP) where she obtained a Bachelor of Music in Jerome Pernoo’s class. She was then invited by Maria Kliegel to join her prestigious class at the Musikhochshule of Köln, Germany where she obtained two diplomas with the highest distinctions: one a “ Master Soloist “ and one a “Master in Contemporary Music”.
At a very young age, Estelle Revaz received several international prizes. By winning the First prize of the “ Foundation Antonio Salieri of Legnano “ in Salzburg, Austria, she was able in 2004-2005 to do her first tour as a soloist in Italy, Germany and Holland. She also was the laureate of several foundations which helped her endeavor. Among them are “Le Fond Français Instrumental”, The Foundations Dénéréaz, Patiño, Wilsdorf, The Valais State, The City of Geneva and the Leenaards Foundation.
It is with great enthusiasm that the press and the public took notice of her playing together with Gautier Capucon in the Vivaldi Concerto for two cellos at the opening night concert of the 2012 Festival St. Prex Classics.
As a soloist, she performed with the Camerata Armin Jordan (who are musicians of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande-OSR), Orchestra Musique des Lumières, The Orchestra of the Pays de Savoie, The Ensemble Ludus, The Youth Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, The Geneva Sinfonietta, and the National Orchestra of Paraguay, thus interpreting concertos from the Baroque period to the Contemporary.
Estelle Revaz also has a passion for Chamber Music and she particularly loves the recital cello-piano as well as the trio. Together with her partners she regularly plays in numerous European countries in evocative venues such as The Louvre Museum and the Great Hall of the La Sorbonne in Paris (France), The Cosel Palace in Dresden (Germany), the Auditorium Felice Dell’Abaco in Verona (Italy), The Victoria Hall in Geneva, The Gianadda Foundation or the Paul Klee Auditorium in Bern, (Switzerland).
Spring 2012 marked her debut in South America where she did a series of concerts in Argentina and where she went back several times since. She was also invited to play in renowned festivals such as The Schubertiade of Espace 2, Les Sommets du Classique, St. Prex Classics, Music and Snow, Cully Classique, Sion Festival, in Switzerland, The International Festival of Colmar or the Festival Pablo Casals in France, the Festivale Internazionale dei Duchi Acquaviva in Italy, where she was joined by her partners such as Gautier Capucon, Don-Suk Kang, Michel Michalakakos, Philippe Muller, Oleg Kaskiv, Pavel Vernikov, Irina Chkourindina, Francois-Xavier Poizat, Damien Bachmann, Christian Chamorel, and the Sine Nomine Quatuor…She was selected for the Master Classes at the 2014 Verbier Festival in Switzerland and received the “ Rotary Club “ Prize. She also is a laureate of the “Forum of the 100 of L’Hebdo“, which honors the Swiss personalities who represent the future of Switzerland.
Estelle Revaz is regularly invited to perform on Radio Espace 2 in emissions such as “Magma”, “The Tribune of the Young Musicians”, and “The Musical Hour”. She was also many times on the Swiss Television.
She is the soloist on the “Cantique“ record which was just issued by NEOS where she performs the E. Bloch Concerto “Schelomo” as well as the A. Pflüger Concerto “Pitture“ (Italian for „Paintings“).
Damien Bachmann, clarinet
Born in 1991, Damien Bachmann is a Swiss clarinetist.
He studied at the High School of Music in Geneva with Michel Westphal. In June 2014, he became his Bachelor in art of music with the highest mark for his final exam at the Musikhochschule in Luzern with Paolo Beltramini. He also studied at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki with Harri Mäkki and currently at the Musikhochschule in Basel with François Benda.
He had the opportunity to learn from very better known clarinetists in master classes: Wenzel Fuchs, Andreas Sunden, Thomas Friedli, Milan Rericha, Lorenzo Coppola, and Robert Pickup.
Damien Bachmann is prize winner in several national and international competitions in Romania, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Italy. He won the 1st prize and two special prizes at the «15th International Gheorghe Dima Clarinet Competition» in 2015, the 3rd prize at the «1st Czech Clarinet Art Competition», the 3rd prize at the «10th Carlino International Clarinet Competition».
He plays as soloist with the Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zürcher Kammerorchester in the Zürich Tonhalle, the Argovia Philarmonic, l’Orchestre des Jeunes de la Suisse Romande, l’Arosa Festival Orchester. He had the opportunity to perform in Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, South Africa, Finland, Roumania and Switzerland. He's constantly invited to perform with the greatest artists of his generation in Festivals like the „Schubertiade d’Espace2“. He recently played with the Aviv Quartet and the Terpsycordes Quartet.
As guest Damien Bachmann plays in Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
He’s supported by the „Friedl-Wald“ Foundation, the «Marescotti» Foundation and the city of Carouge, and received in 2013 in Zürich the Prize of the „Pour-cent culturel Migros“. He’s first prize winner 2014 of the Evamaria Schenk Stiftung from Zofingen (CH). In June 2015, he won the highest chamber music prize of the Dienemann Music Foundation in Lucerne (CH).
Damien Bachmann is artistic director of the «Puplinge Classique Festival» in Geneva since he created it in 2010.
Christian Chamorel, piano
Pianist Christian Chamorel, born in Lausanne in 1979, is remarkable for the diversity of his repertoire and his exacting artistic approach.
He has been invited to play at major festivals, including the Beethoven Festival of Chicago, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Klavierfestival Ruhr in Germany, as well as French festivals such as Les Musicales du Golfe, Lisztomanias and Festival de Musique de Menton. His performances include concerts at the Musashino Hall, Tokyo, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Munich’s Prinzregententheater, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Victoria Hall in Geneva. He plays with orchestras including the Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois, the Berner Symphonieorchester, the Berliner Camerata, the Camerata de Lausanne and the Sinfonietta de Genève, among many others.
Chamorel began studying the piano at the Lausanne Conservatory, obtaining a soloist diploma with distinction in Christian Favre’s class at the age of 17. He furthered his training under Gerhard Oppitz at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, where he obtained another soloist diploma in 2004 before continuing at the Zurich Musikhochschule under Homero Francesch.
Chamorel is equally at ease playing a highly virtuoso solo repertoire, as is attested by his critically acclaimed recordings of Liszt, Mendelssohn and Schumann, as in intimate chamber music and lieder, which he studied under Helmut Deutsch in Munich. He strives to facilitate the interchange between genres, and with this objective has founded a festival of lied and chamber music at Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, the Mont Musical, whose focus immediately won over an enthusiastic following.