piano chamber music

16-27 August 2022


Chamber Lab aims to help young musicians establish new ensembles for piano chamber music demonstrating great artistic promise.

During the 10-day Academy, participants will join a number of chamber music partners in a variety of ensembles.

They will have the opportunity to establish professional and private contacts, and to lay the foundations for permanent future ensembles.

Chamber Lab is a versatile concept, comprising chamber music tuition, sight-reading sessions, concerts and scientific lectures.


12 chamber music works will be rehearsed and performed by 12 different combinations of players. Every participant will prepare three pieces for the academy, including:

• a piano trio from the Viennese Classical period,

• a piano quartet from the Romantic period and
• a work from the 20th/21st century.

The viola repertoire may vary from this in certain circumstances. Pieces will be assigned after the application deadline has passed. Repertoire requests will be considered whenever possible.

The chamber music groups will receive a minimum of two 90-minute lessons for each work.

Selected pieces will be performed at two final concerts. Sight-reading sessions are also scheduled, in order to foster the spirit of the Academy.


Boris Kusnezow

Professor of Piano Chamber Music University of Music and Theatre
“Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig


Hanna Weinmeister

Principal Concert Master, Zurich Opera House

Tetzlaff Quartet

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Sebastian Bonhoeffer

Professor of Theoretical Biology ETH Zürich / Collegium Helveticum

„communication-language-music: lessons from the animal kingdom“

Philipp Bonhoeffer

Professor of Cardiology

Science & Music Montecastelli

„the biological importance of beauty“