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Mirjam Tschopp | Violin & Viola

Mirjam Tschopp
Music School Conservatory Zurich
Mirjam Tschopp

Since her debut as a soloist at thirteen, Mirjam Tschopp has enjoyed a varied international career as a violist and violin player, with both instruments featuring equally in her activities. She appears as a soloist with renowned orchestras and well-known conductors. Passionately fond of chamber music, she has made a name for herself as a violist in ensembles including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Josef Suk and the Mandelring-Quartet and a s a violinist of the “Trio des Alpes”. Her special interest is the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has premiered numerous works, so in 2003, when she gave the acclaimed first performance of Nicolas Bacri’s 3rd Violin Concerto, specially written for her, with the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov. She received outstanding reviews in the international media for her recordings of the violin and viola concertos by Ahmed Adnan Saygun, which led to invitations from first-class ensembles. She has performed in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall London, the Kosciuszko Foundation New York, the Philharmonie Köln, the Beethovenhaus Bonn, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Glazunov-Hall in St. Petersburg, the Tonhalle Zurich, at the Lucerne, Ljubljana and Verbier Festivals and at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad. The only prizewinner of the 2000 Max Rostal Viola Competition in Berlin and recipient of the «Swiss Ambassador’s Award», she studied violin with Aïda Stucki Piraccini, Franco Gulli, Thomas Brandis, Herman Krebbers and Herbert Scherz and viola with Christoph Schiller. From 2007 to 2012, Mirjam Tschopp held a teaching post for violin and viola at the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck. She is a member of the jury in various music competitions and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon and the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne/Sion.