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Friday 4 September, 9.00 pm
Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008
5. Menuet I
6. Menuet II
Born in 1976 in Lugano, Claude Hauri graduated from Zurich College of Music with Raphael Wallfisch after studying at the Lugano Conservatory with Taisuke Yamashita.
Since then, he has played as principal cellist in the Youth World Orchestra, and as cello solo in the Ensembles Nuovo Contrappunto in Florence and Algoritmo in Rome. In chamber ensembles with Mario Ancillotti, Bruno Canino, Dora Schwarzberg, Pier Narciso Masi and Guy Bovet, he has played concerts in Europe, Australia and in South America, for festivals such as the Marta Argerich Festival in Lugano, the Amici della Musica di Palermo, the Unione Musicale di Torino, the National Academy Melbourne, Musica Insieme di Bologna, the Biennale di Venezia, Nuova Consonanza Rom, Spazionovecento Cremona, IGNM Zurich, Associazione Musicale Lucchese, in the Teatro El Círculo in Rosario and the Fundación Kinor in Buenos Aires.
As a soloist, he has collaborated with conductors as Denise Fedeli, Mario Ancillotti, Piero Gamba, Kevin Griffiths, Luis Gorelik and Reinaldo Zemba. He played as soloist with several Orchestras like the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, the Nuova Orchestra “Ferruccio Busoni”, the Orchestra di Fiati della Svizzera italiana, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Stato della Romania, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Argentina, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Entre Rios, the Orquesta Sinfonica Uncuyo, the Orchestra da Capo München, the Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi and the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto di Firenze.
He has a great interest in the collaboration with contemporary composers as Salvatore Sciarrino, Paul Glass, Mario Pagliarani, Sylvano Bussotti, Luis De Pablo and Dieter Ammann.
His recordings were released by the labels Emi, Nuova Era, Jecklin, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Novecentomusica and Amadeus.
He is Cellist of the Trio des Alpes and with this formation he developed numerous thematic projects, toured all over Europe, in US and Brazil, held masterclasses for US Universities and recorded two CDs that were enthusiastically reviewed by important magazines such as the prestigious “Gramophone”.
He plays a splendid Gian Battista Zanoli cello, dated 1740.