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Estelle Revaz


Zurich University of Music

Teaching languages: German | English | French | Spanish

Estelle Revaz is a professor at the Zurich University of Music and performs regularly in many countries in Europe, Asia and South America. It often takes part in renowned festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Verbier Festival, the Sion Festival, the International Festival of Colmar or the Festival Pablo Casals with partners such as Gautier Capucon, Johannes Moser, Cédric Pescia, Finghin Collins, Francois Dumont, Lena Neudauer, Pavel Vernikov, Sergey Ostrovsky, Ral Manno or the Quatuor Sine Nomine.

Her performances with orchestra show the breadth of her repertoire, from Bach’s concerts to Gulda’s and Ligeti’s concerts. From the 2017-2018 season, Estelle Revaz will be Artist in Residence with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra for three years under the direction of Arie van Beek. The critics have enthusiastically received her first CD “Cantique” (NEOS 2015), where she is the soloist in the concerts of E. Bloch (Schelomo) and A. Pflüger (Pitture-UA). LE TEMPS speaks of a “deep, sharp and demanding record, on which the orchestra and the soloist play with intelligence and sensitivity.” Her record for solo cello “Bach & Friends” (Solo Musica/Sony 2017) was also enthusiastically welcomed by the trade press. Pizzicato writes: “The sound is of perfect purity, the phrasing is extremely clear and the dynamics are exceptionally subtle”. while music and theatre speaks of “one of the best cello concepts for the present.” Estelle Revaz has appeared on Radio France, RTBF, Deutschlandfunk, WDR3 and Radio Télévision Suisse.

After her beginnings in Switzerland, she studied in France at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris under Jérôme Pernoo and in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln under Maria Kliegel. Since 2015, she has been a member of the “Forum of 100”, which includes personalities who are regarded as bearers of hope for the future of Switzerland. Since 2017, Estelle Revaz has been a lecturer for cello and chamber music at the Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zurich (Switzerland). She also gives regular and enthusiastic master courses/workshops in Europe, Asia and South America. She recently wrote a research paper on “The Development of the Artistic Personality as a Task of Instrumental Higher Education.” Corresponding articles will follow.

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