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Reto Reichenbach was born in 1974 and grew up in Gstaad, Switzerland. He received his pianistic training in his hometown with Katalin Stojanovits and at the Berne Music Conservatory with Tomasz Herbut, where he was awarded the Eduard Tschumi Prize for the best graduation of the year. He continued his studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with Ann Schein and at the Yale University with Boris Berman and Arié Vardi. Manifold activities as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist are leading him to numerous European countries, as well as to the USA, Canada, China and Japan. He performed at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Interlaken Festival, the Orpheum Festival in the Tonhalle Zurich, the Kunming Theatre, the Tiala Koutou concert hall in Tokio, the Embassy Series in Washington DC, the Old First Concerts in San Francisco, the Fazioli Salon Series in Chicago and for Cathedral Arts in Ottawa. As a soloist he appeared with the Orchestre National de Lille, the Berne Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian “Oltenia” Philharmonic Orchestra di Craiova, the Moldova Chamber Orchestra, the Swiss Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the International Menuhin Music Academy.
Reto Reichenbach is prizewinner of the 6th International 20th century Piano Competition in Orléans, France as well as of the International piano competition of the city of Cantú, Italy. For his artistic accomplishments he was awarded the Seepark culture prize by the Swiss Bank Corporation and the “Outstanding Young Person Award” by the Swiss Junior Chamber of Commerce. Scholarship awards by the Stanley Johnson, Kiefer-Hablitzel, Ernst Göhner and Josef Pembaur foundations have furthered his career.
Since 2008, Reto Reichenbach is on the piano faculty of the International Crescendo Summer Institute of the Arts in Sárospatak, Hungary. Furthermore, the Music School of the Yunnan Arts University in Kunming, China, has appointed him as visiting professor. Other master classes took place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and the Levine School in Washington, DC. A solo CD with spiritual works by Mendelssohn, Bach-Busoni, Liszt and Messiaen was released by the Swiss label VDE Gallo in 2010.