Prof. Filippo GAMBA, Piano

In the summer of 2000 Prof. Filippo Gamba won the First Prize at the Concours Géza Anda in Zurich. The Jury, chaired by Vladimir Ashkenazy, awarded him also the Mozart Prize for the best performance of the Mozart’s piano concerto.

Prof. Filippo Gamba had already been a prizewinner at numerous piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn, the Leeds, the Gina Bachauer, the Rubinstein-Tel Aviv and the International Beethoven Competition Wien and in 1995 he won the Bremen Piano Competition.​

He has given recitals at many notable festivals: the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Dortmund “Next Generation”, the Stresa Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the “Oxford Philomusica” Festival, the “Meister des Klaviers” Festival in Krakow, the Beethovenfest in Bonn and the St. Petersburg Musical Olympus Festival.

He has been invited to play in several well-known concert halls of Europe, in Paris (Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Théâtre du Châtelet), Berlin (Konzerthaus), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Munich (Herkulessaal), Vienna (Konzerthaus), Lyon (Salle Molière), Barcelona and Hanover (NDR-Saal).

Prof. Filippo Gamba has performed with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Weimar Staatskapelle, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Camerata Academica Salzburg, the Cologne WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Winterthur Musikkollegium, the City of Birmingham Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic.

Among the conductors he has worked with are Simon Rattle, Pinchas Steinberg, James Conlon, George A. Albrecht, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Lawrence Foster.

In Italy Prof. Filippo Gamba has collaborated with important concert societies in Rom, Milan, Venice, Florence, Perugia, Palermo, Turin and he has made concerto appearances with the RAI Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra Teatro Verdi of Trieste.​

Prof. Filippo Gamba has made studio recordings for French Radio, Bremen Radio, Italian Radio and other prominent broadcasting organizations. He recorded two CDs for Sony, with the violinist Niimura and five CDs with LOL Production.

He recorded all Beethoven Bagatelles and Schuman Humoreske &Davisdbuendlertaenze for DECCA.

He has held masterclasses for the Bachauer Foundation, the Music of Southern Nevada, the Asolo Musica, the Oxford Philomusica.

He is Professor at the Musik-Akademie in Basel

Born in Verona in 1968, Prof. Filippo Gamba pursued his musical education with Renzo Bonizzato at the Verona Conservatoire, Maria Tipo and with Homero Francesch.


"A wonderful musician with an amazingly brilliant technique" Star-Cellist Gautier Capuçon​

Since launching his international career with winning the prestigious Swiss Ambassador's Award in London and his debut recital at London's Wigmore Hall in 2013, Joseph-Maurice Weder has continued to capture the attention of critics and audiences.​

In recent seasons he has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world including Berliner Philharmonie, Musikverein Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zurich and Wiener Konzerthaus. Furthermore he was on tour several times in South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay) and in Europe (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Switzerland).

Highlights of the 2017/2018 season include appearances with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional de Brasília, Orquesta Sinfónica de Antioquia de Medellín, the Berliner Camerata and he will be touring extensively in South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Peru) in spring 2018.

A sought for soloist, he performed with Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Kazakhstan Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional de Brasília, Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava and Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Philharmonic.

Fond of chamber music, Joseph-Maurice Weder performed with Gautier Capuçon, Nelson Goerner, Kian Soltani, Marc Bouchkov and leading members of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

His discography includes an acclaimed recording of both Chopin Concerti in chamber version with the Berliner Camerata for the German label Oehmsclassics. In 2007, he released a live recording of Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto with The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava. „The London Recital", recorded live at the Wigmore Hall, is since autumn 2016 worldwide online and includes sonatas by Schubert and Brahms. His most recent recording, devoted to Liszt (the b minor Sonata) and Schumann (Kinderszenen), was released by the German label MDG.

Joseph-Maurice Weder entered the Musikhochschule Basel at the age of 12, under the guidance of Prof. Adrian Oetiker. From 2011 until 2015 he studied with Prof. Filippo Gamba. He attended master classes with Piotr Anderszewski, Dmitri Alexeev, Prof. Homero Francesch, Prof. Gérard Wyss and Louis Lortie.

Besides his concert activity, his great passion is teaching. In 2017 he was appointed to the piano faculty at the College in Aarau (Neue Kantonsschule Aarau). Furthermore he was invited as a Guest Professor to give masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, the "Instituto de Artes da Universidade Estadual Paulista" de São Paulo and the Universidad Nacional de Música in Lima.


Filippo Gamba & Joseph-Maurice Weder

27.08.19 – 31.08.19

5 days


4 individual lessons (open to the public)
Public perfomance
Career counseling

We offer comfortable accommodation at Musitektur Academy at an affordable price for students participating in the masterclass and their attendants. During their stay at Majorenhaus, students will be involved in the educational process throughout the course, having the opportunity to passively attend all the lessons and practice in all their free time both in lecture rooms and in their rooms. More info

Concert engagements in Sankt Blasien, Zurich, Liechtenstein, Leipzig or Hamburg for the best participants

Course location: Musitektur Academy
Brünigstrasse 1, 6053 Alpnachstad, Switzerland

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