Temple of Vers-l'Église



Temple of Vers-l'Église

Christian Chamorel



A “lively and eloquent” pianist (Diapason) and a “perfect stylist” with a “jubilatory and orchestral” play (Classica), Christian Chamorel is one of the few French-speaking Swiss pianists whose influence goes beyond the country’s borders. His commitment to Lied and chamber music makes him a highly sought-after artistic partner whose communication skills and generosity are celebrated by everyone.

Chamorel was a guest in prestigious festivals such as the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland; Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Klavierfestival Ruhr and Schloss Elmau in Germany; Musicales du Golfe, Lisztomanias and Menton Music Festival in France; and the Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome. He has performed in the US and Canada; in Beijing’s NCPA; Tokyo’s Musashino Hall and Kioi Hall; Berlin’s Konzerthaus; Munich’s Prinzregententheater; Zurich’s Tonhalle; London’s Wigmore Hall; and Geneva’s Victoria Hall.

Chamorel studied under Christian Favre at the Conservatoire de Lausanne where he was awarded a “Virtuosité” and highest honours from the jury at the age of 17. He went on to study at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater with Gerhard Oppitz, graduating as a soloist in 2004. In May 2006 he graduated as a soloist from Zurich’s Musikhochschule under the supervision of Homero Francesch.

Prizewinner of several international competitions (Gian Battista Viotti in Vercelli, Vienna’s Beethoven, Jose Iturbi in Valencia, Geneva’s Société des Arts), Christian Chamorel performs with orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra Fribourg, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville (Québec) and the Frankfurter Solisten.

His recordings dedicated to Liszt, Mendelssohn, Franck and recently Mozart have been acclaimed by the international press, including two nominations for best CD of the year at the International Classical Music Awards.

Christian Chamorel’s Liszt, Mendelssohn, Franck and, more recently, Mozart recordings have been praised by international critics. Two of his recordings were nominated for Best Recording of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards.

Chamorel also collaborates with a number of internationally renowned instrumentalists and singers such as the Sine Nomine Quartet, pianist Finghin Collins, mezzo-sopranos Marie-Claude Chappuis and Karine Deshayes, baritone Benjamin Appl, cellists François Salque and Jamie Walton, and violinists Svetlin Roussev and Rachel Kolly d’Alba. Christian Chamorel is the founding member and artistic director of the “Mont Musical,” a Lied and chamber music festival in Le-Mont-sur-Lausanne whose strong themes appeal to a broad and enthusiastic audience.