Samuel Niederhauser
Switzerland, °1998
 
Samuel Niederhauser showed talent and passion for music at a very young age. He received his first lessons from Matthias Walpen, then continued his training under Clíodhna Ní Aodáin in Bern, then in Zurich under Rebecca Firth. In 2016, he joined Thomas Grossenbacher’s class at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, then Thomas Demenga’s class at the Hochschule für Musik in Basle, where he obtained his master’s in 2021. His training was enriched by participation in masterclasses taught by, among others, Frans Helmerson, David Geringas, and Jens Peter Maintz. He has won various first prizes at national and international competitions and recently distinguished himself as a semi-finalist at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2021. Samuel Niederhauser performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Zürcher Kammerorchester and features on the programmes of festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Variations Musicales de Tannay.

Teachers

2021 - : Thomas Demenga
2016 - 2021 : Thomas Grossenbacher
2011 - 2016 : Rebecca Firth

Degrees

2021 - : Master Specialised Performance - Soloist, Hochschule für Musik Basel (FHNW)
2016 - 2020 : Bachelor, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)

Concerts

2021 : Zürich, ZHdK Orchestra
2021 : Tannay, Variations Musicales de Tannay
2021 : Basel, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kaspar Zehnder
2019 : Kongresshaus Biel, Sinfonie Orchester Biel-Solothurn, Kaspar Zehnder
2016 : Tonhalle Zürich, Zürcher Kammerorchester
2016 : Festival-Zelt Gstaad, Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Competitions

2021 : Guy Fallot Prize, Concours de Genève
2020 : Studienpreis, Migros Kulturprozent Instrumentalwettbewerb
2020 : 1., Arpeggione Competition ZHdK
2019 : 2., Vivaldi Competition Vienna
2019 : 1., CIMA Competition Vienna
2018 : 1., Kiwanis Competition Zürich
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