Joseph-Maurice Weder

“A wonderful musician with an amazingly brilliant technique
Star-Cellist Gautier Capuçon

Since launching his international career with winning the prestigious Swiss Ambassador’s Award in London and his debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2013, the Swiss pianist Joseph-Maurice Weder has continued to capture the attention of critics and audiences.

In recent seasons he has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world including Carnegie Hall in New York, Berliner Philharmonie, Musikverein Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zurich and Wiener Konzerthaus. Furthermore he was on tour several times in South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay), in Europe (England, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Wales, Norway, Switzerland, Malta) and Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Singapore).

 A sought for soloist, he performed with the Kazakhstan Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional de Brasília, National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava, Dnipropetrovsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Philharmonic.

Fond of chamber music, Joseph-Maurice Weder performed with Gautier Capuçon, Nelson Goerner (four hands), Kian Soltani, Marc Bouchkov and leading members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Munich Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

His discography includes an acclaimed recording of both Chopin Concerti in chamber version with the Berliner Camerata for the  German label Oehmsclassics. In 2007, he released a live recording of Beethovens 3rd piano concerto with The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava. „The London Recital”, recorded live at the Wigmore Hall,  is since autumn 2016 worldwide online and includes sonatas by Schubert and Brahms. His most recent recording, devoted to Liszt (the b minor Sonata) and Schumann (Kinderszenen), was released by the German label MDG.

 Joseph-Maurice Weder entered the Musikhochschule Basel at the age of 12, under the guidance of Prof. Adrian Oetiker. From 2011 until 2015 he studied with Prof. Filippo Gamba. He attended master classes with Piotr Anderszewski, Dmitri Alexeev, Prof. Homero Francesch, Prof. Gérard Wyss and Louis Lortie.

Besides his concert activity, his great passion is teaching. In 2017 he was appointed to the piano faculty at the College in Aarau (Switzerland). Furthermore he was invited as a Guest Professor to give masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Wales) , Universidad Nacional de Música in Lima (Peru), Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan (Armenia), Universidad EAFIT in Medellín (Colombia), Music Academy in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), “Instituto de Artes da Universidade Estadual Paulista” de São Paulo (Brazil), at the Fundación Musical Simon Bolivar („EL SISTEMA“) in Caracas (Venezuela), National University of Singapore (YST conservatory), National University of Music in Bucharest (Romania), Kazakh National University in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and University of the Philippines.