- Herbert Schuch,
- Daniel Müller-Schott
These two artists will go on tour with a Beethoven cycle including two programs with all Beethoven repertoire for cello and piano.
According to agreement
Herbert Schuch, Piano
Herbert Schuch is recognized as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation by virtue of his sophisticated programs and recordings. In 2013 he received the ECHO Klassik award for his recording of Viktor Ullmann’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s...
Herbert Schuch is recognized as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation by virtue of his sophisticated programs and recordings. In 2013 he received the ECHO Klassik award for his recording of Viktor Ullmann’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, together with the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Olari Elts. In 2012 he was already awarded with an ECHO Klassik in the category “Chamber Music Recording Of The Year” for his CD featuring quintets for piano and winds by Beethoven and Mozart. 2014 saw the release of his highly acclaimed solo CD "invocation", a thematic exploration of the sound of bells, with works by Bach, Liszt, Messiaen, Murail and Ravel. Festivals and venues where he performed this recital include the Salzburger Festspiele, Musikfest Stuttgart, the Frauenkirche Dresden and the Philharmonie Berlin.
At the beginning of 2017 his Piano Duo CD with Gülru Ensari featuring works by Brahms, Hindemith, Stravinsky and Özkan Manav was released.
Herbert Schuch has worked with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Bamberger Symphoniker, Dresden Philharmonie, and the radio symphony orchestras of HR,MDR, WDR, NDR Hannover, and DR (Danmarks Radio). He is a regular guest at festivals such as Kissinger Sommer, Rheingau Musik Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and Salzburger Festspiele. He collaborated with conductors Pierre Boulez, Andrey Boreyko, Douglas Boyd, Lawrence Foster, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Jakub Hrusa, Jun Märkl, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jonathan Nott, Markus Poschner, Michael Sanderling and Alexander Vedernikov.
Last season (15/16) saw Herbert Schuch performing as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev in the Münchner Gasteig, the DSO Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie, the Camerata Salzburg, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and on an European tour with the Bundesjugendorchester. He also gave his debuts at Washington's Kennedy Center and at the Salzburger Osterfestspiele.
This season (16/17) he will be performing with the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Dresdner Philharmoniker, City of Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra Rai Torino, as well as in recitals in Berlin, Cologne, Salzburg, Brussels and Milan, and at festivals including the MiTo Festival in Italy, Kissinger Sommer and the Kasseler Musiktage.
As a child, Herbert Schuch played violin for ten years and has been an enthusiastic chamber musician ever since: in the summer of 2017 he will tour as part of a trio with Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott.
Herbert Schuch was born in Temesvar (Romania) in 1979. After starting with piano lessons at an early age in his home town, he emigrated with his family to Germany in 1988, where he still resides. He continued his musical studies with Kurt Hantsch and Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In the recent past Herbert Schuch has been particularly influenced by his encounters and work with Alfred Brendel. He attracted international attention when he won three important piano competitions – the Casagrande Competition, the London International Piano Competition, and the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna – within the space of a single year.
Alongside his performing duties, Herbert Schuch has been active for some time in the “Rhapsody in School” organization founded by Lars Vogt, which is committed to bringing classical music into schools.
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
With technical brilliance and authority, with intellect and emotional esprit, Daniel Müller-Schott has been guest soloist with Berlin Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, and National...
With technical brilliance and authority, with intellect and emotional esprit, Daniel Müller-Schott has been guest soloist with Berlin Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, and National Symphony Orchestra Washington under Christoph Eschenbach.
He is also a regular guest of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, at London’s BBC Proms, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Radio Orchestras of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Hamburg, and in the US with the orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia. He performs with NHK Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Sydney Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic. He works with conductors including Thomas Dausgaard, Iván Fischer, Gustavo Gimeno, Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Jun Märkl, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Vasily Petrenko, André Previn and Krzysztof Urbański. Daniel Müller-Schott has premiered concertos dedicated to him by Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka.
2017/18 season sees Müller-Schott as soloist with London Symphony Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki, Bournemouth Symphony and James Fedeck, Barcelona Symphony and Andrew Grams, Oslo Philharmonic and Arvid Eigegård, Dresden Philharmonic and Michael Sanderling, Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy and Polish National Radio Symphony and Leonard Slatkin. Both in Munich and on tour to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and New York’s Carnegie Hall, Müller-Schott performs Brahms Double concerto with long-time collaborator Julia Fischer and Bayerisches Staatsorchestra under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. He returns to USA with Vancouver Symphony and Joshua Weilerstein, and Minnesota Orchestra and Michael Francis.
Regularly performing in chamber music, he tours in trio with Igor Levit and Ning Feng to Ruhr Piano Festival, Schwarzenberg and London’s Wigmore Hall, where he will also appear in duo with Simon Trpčeksi. Furthermore he performs in duo with Francesco Piemontesi, and tours to Germany in trio with harpist Xavier de Maistre and Baiba Skride.
Recording for Orfeo, Müller-Schott’s 2016 release, “DUO SESSIONS” with Julia Fischer (duos of Kodály, Schulhoff, Ravel and Halvorsen) has won numerous awards not least the ICMA 2017 (chamber music) Award. With Piemontesi he has recorded sonatas of Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, having also recorded the cello concerti of these composers with WDR Cologne Orchestra and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Shostakovich with the late Yakov Kreizberg and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. His most recent concerto release is the Dvořák concerto with NDR Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sanderling.
Müller-Schott received the 2013 Aida Stucki Award and also benefited early on from sponsorship by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Through this support he was taught privately by the late Mstislav Rostropovich for a year. Müller-Schott also studied with Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. In 1992 Müller-Schott won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. He plays the “Ex Shapiro” Matteo Goffriller cello, Venice, 1727.