REICHENBACH, Reto (SUI)
Born in 1974, Reto Reichenbach grew up near Gstaad (Switzerland). Studying with Tomasz Herbut at the Berne Conservatory, he graduated in 1996, receiving the Eduard-Tschumi-Prize for the best performance of the year. Further studies led him to the United States, where he studied with Ann Schein at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and with Boris Berman and Arié Vardi at the Yale University. Scholarship awards from the Stanley Johnson, Kiefer-Hablitzel, Ernst Göhner and Josef Pembaur foundations have furthered his career.
Reto Reichenbach has been received by the press and audiences as a musician whose interpretations are particularly intense and sincere. A special focus of his work is directed to the 20th century repertoire, which is reflected in the success at the international 20th century piano competition in Orléans, France (2nd overall prize and “Nadja Boulanger” prize for the best performance of a work from 1900 to 1950). Furthermore, Reto Reichenbach was prizewinner at the international piano competition of the city of Cantù, Italy. For his artistic accomplishments he was given the culture award by the Swiss Bank Corporation and the “Outstanding Young Person Award” by the Swiss Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 2010 the Swiss label VDE Gallo released his solo CD with spiritual works by Mendelssohn, Bach-Busoni, Liszt and Messiaen.
In his widespread musical activities as a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist and pedagogue, Reto Reichenbach has appeared in numerous European countries, the USA, Canada, China and Japan. He performed at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Interlaken Music Festival and the Orpheum Festival at the Tonhalle Zurich. As a soloist Reto Reichenbach performed with the Orchestre National de Lille, the Berne Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian “OLTENIA” Philharmonic Orchestra di Craiova, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Switzerland and the Orchestra of the International Menuhin Music Academy.
You can communicate with Mr. Reichenbach in German, English, French, and Chinese (basic level).