On April 25, the radio station SRF 2 Kultur is broadcasting the program "Leipzig from the Swiss Perspective: Joseph-Maurice Weder plays Schumann" for the first time. From 1:45 pm, the pianist will be heard with his interpretation of Schumann's Kinderszenen op 15. All information about the program and a live stream can be found here.
In April and May, Joseph-Maurice Weder is on a South American tour. Eight concert dates will take him to Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Argentina. He is planning solo recitals as well as duo performances with violinist Heidi Schmid. He will also appear as a guest performer with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional and the Orquesta de Cámara Peruana.
April 10 - Brasília
April 17 - Brasília
April 18 - Brasília
April 21 - Buenos Aires
April 22 - Buenos Aires
April 25 - Bogotá
April 30 - Huaraz
May 3 - Lima
Phil's Classical Reviews Atlanta (USA)
".... couldn't have asked for a better artist to record than Joseph-Maurice Weder. The 29 years old Swiss pianist cultivates, among other things, a beauifully centered tone of bell-like clarity that is ideally suited for MDG's audiophile credo. His command of piano technique is so pervasive that he does not make a great issue of it, and he is free to address the two vastly different works on the present program in purely musical and interpretive terms. And his sense of timing is absolutely flawless..."
"...Joseph-Maurice Weder presents on his first solo album two very popular works - Liszt b minor Sonata and Schumann Kinderszenen Op. 15 - and has to meet the challenge of the pianistic elite (Argerich, Arrau, Brendel). Thanks to his imagination of sound and structural vision he can be considered in that environment. A sensitive and thoughtful debut!..."
Joseph-Maurice Weder's new CD is published in August. For his fourth album, he recorded works by Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann: Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor and Schumann's "Scenes from Childhood" (Liszt's sonata being dedicated to Schumann).
The CD is published by MDG - further information here.
The upcoming concerts 2015/16 of Joseph-Maurice Weder can be found under "Events" here on the website.
Joseph-Maurice Weder is now represented by ARTE Producciones in South America - please visit "Contact" for further information.
From September 2014 - February 2015 Joseph-Maurice Weder will be taking a time-out from the stage, to prepare intensely his following debuts (at the Philharmonie Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Musikverein Wien, Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Salle Cortot in Paris) and tours (in South-America & Norway). He is also looking forward to record the two Piano Concertos by Frédéric Chopin with the Camerata Berlin.