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Heinz Holliger, Oboe, composer

Heinz Holliger is among the most versatile and most extraordinary musical personalities of our time. After winning First Prizes at the international competitions in Geneva and Munich, Heinz Holliger began an incomparable international career that has taken him to the leading musical centres on five continents. Exploring both composition and performance, he has extended the technical possibilities of his instrument while deeply committing himself to contemporary music. Some of the most important composers of the present day have dedicated works to Heinz Holliger, who also advocates certain lesser-known works and composers.

Heinz Holliger’s many honours and prizes include the Composer’s Prize from the Swiss Musician’s Association, the City of Copenhagen’s Léonie Sonning Music Prize, the Art Prize of the City of Basel, the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, the City of Frankfurt’s Music Prize, the Abbiati Prize at the Venice Biennale, an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, a Zurich Festival Prize and the Rheingau Music Prize, among others, as well as awards for recordings including the Diapason d’Or, the Midem Classical Award, the Edison Award, the Grand Prix du Disque.

As a conductor, Heinz Holliger has worked for many years together with leading orchestras and ensembles worldwide, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Symphony Orchestras of Baden-Baden/Freiburg and Stuttgart, the WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne, the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Lyon, and the Strasbourg Philharmonic, as well as his long standing collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

In high demand as a composer, Heinz Holliger’s works are published exclusively by Schott Music International. His opera on Robert Walser’s “Schneewittchen” at the Zürich Opera House received wide international acclaim. Other major works are the Scardanelli Cycle and the Violin Concerto.

Heinz Holliger’s recordings as an oboist, conductor, and composer are available on several leading classical music labels. He is currently recording a series of CDs featuring the works of Charles Koechlin. Within this series, a double CD with soprano Juliane Banse was awarded the Midem Classical 2006 Award and the 2006 Echo-Klassik Award. The recording of “Les Bandar-Log”/ “ Offrande musicale sur le nom de BACH” was the only symphonic recording to be awarded the highly renowned Grand Prix du Disque in 2009.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chamber Musiv With Winds

Swiss Chamber Soloists - Felix Renggli, Flute - Heinz Holliger, Oboe, composer - François Benda, clarinet - Esther Hoppe, violin - Daria Zappa, violin - Jürg Dähler, violin, viola - Daniel Haefliger, cello

GEN 14319Katalog


Works by W. F. Bach, A. Ginastera, R. Suter, A. Moeschinger

Felix Renggli, Flute - Heinz Holliger, Oboe, composer

GEN 11211Katalog

Works for flute solo

by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Ph. E. Bach and Heinz Holliger

Felix Renggli, Flute - Heinz Holliger, Oboe, composer

GEN 88129Katalog