Events
  • The University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana has a string ensemble made up of the best students studying for Bachelor's degrees, Master’s and Advanced Studies courses.

    It is made up of 30/40 instruments played by current students as well as graduate professionals who are now specializing. Over the last few years the String ensemble has tackled some of the greatest string ensemble masterpieces, both in Switzerland and abroad, working under the guidance of international musicians such as Robert Cohen, Tamás Major, Johannes Goritzki, Danilo Rossi and Pavel Berman.

  • The University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana has a wind ensemble made up of the best students studying for Bachelor's degrees, Master's and Advanced Studies courses. It is made up of current students as well as graduate professionals who are now specializing.

    Over the last few years the Wind ensemble has tackled some of the greatest wind masterpieces in Switzerland and abroad. This was made possible thanks to the contribution of soloists and conductors such as Gabor Meszaros, Milan Rericha, Mario Ancillotti, Franco Cesarini, Omar Zoboli, Massimiliano Salmi and Felix Renggli.

  • The choir of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana is made up of around 20-50 students (depending on the programme) drawn from the various courses at the University of Music and is also open to external musicians. By participating in the Choir, students have the opportunity to experience a varied and interesting repertoire.

    tackling choral works from all periods, performed for the public in concerts at the end of the semester.

    The choir usually performs three programmes per year, mainly with organ or piano, but also a cappella, with an instrumental group or chamber orchestra.

    The choir has been led by Maestro Mark Kölliker since September 2010.

     

    The following programmes have been performed in the past:

    • an a cappella programme with works by Britten, Duruflé, Langlais and Poulenc (S1 2010/11)
    • Duruflé’s Requiem and Messe solennelle by Langlais (S2 2010/11)
    • Honegger's King David (S1 2011/12) for choir, soloists and chamber orchestra.
    • Mozart's Requiem (S2 2011/12)
    • Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Brahms’ Nanie for choir, soloists and instrumental group (S1 2012/13)
    • Bach's Cantatas no. 95 and 99 (S2 2012/13)
    • Rutter’s Magnificat, Fauré's Madrigal and Cantique de Jean Racine, Mendelssohn's Hör mein Bitten and Verleih uns Frieden for choir, soloists and chamber orchestra. (S1 2013/14)
    • Haydn's Missa brevis for organ (S2 2013/14)
    • the Stabat Mater by d’Astorga and Schubert’s Mass in G Major. (S1 2014/15)
    • Orff's Carmina Burana in the version for choir, soloists, 2 pianos and percussion. (S2 2014/15)
    • Mozart’s Missa Brevis KV 65, Durante's Magnificat and Caldara's Stabat Mater (S1 2015/16)
    • Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder and Schumann’s Zigeunerleben (S2 2015/16).
    • Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Cantatas I-II-III (S1 2016/2017)
    • Rutter's Requiem (S2 2016/17)

Contact

Events Office

eventi@conservatorio.ch