André Desponds

Benjamin Engeli

Stefan Wirth

Mischa Cheung
Benjamin Engeli comes from a musical family and developed an early interest in a great number of instruments. He didn't begin regular piano lessons until the age of 15, studying with Adrian Oetiker up to his graduation from the Musikakademie Basel. At the same time he also studied horn at the Musikhochschule Lucerne. In 2000 he enrolled at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Homero Francesch and graduated with a soloist's diploma in 2003. Additionally, he has taken lessons with Lazar Berman, Andrzej Jasinki, Maurizio Pollini, Menahem Pressler and Andràs Schiff. As a prize winner of numerous competitions Benjamin Engeli has performed in most European countries as well as in India, North and South America. He has also appeared at festivals in Chicago, Davos, Gstaad, Ludwigsburg, Lucerne etc. and has performed at prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall (London), the Tschaikovsky Conservatory (Moskow), the Herkulessaal Munich and the Konzerthaus Wien. Many of his performances have been broadcast on radio and in 2010 Solo Musica released a CD with piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, which met great critical acclaim. As a member of the Tecchler Trio he won first prize at the International ARD-Competition in Munich in 2007. Today he is active in several free formations, is much in demand as vocal accompanist and holds a teaching position for chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel.
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