VITA

Swiss pianist Sebastian Issler is the winner of the 2022 Paul Hamburger Prize for Lieder, finalist of several international competitions, including the International Schubert Competition Dortmund, and multiple prize winner of the Swiss Youth Music Competition.

 

He is a graduate of the Zurich University of the Arts, where he completed two master’s degrees, both with distinction. Currently, he is completing his Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he is working with Julius Drake and is a member of Graham Johnson's Song Guild. Sebastian is supported by a Guildhall School Financial Award and is a scholarship holder of Arosa Kultur and LIEDBasel.

 

With his duo partners, including British-Hungarian soprano Anna Cavaliero and German tenor Maximilian Vogler, Sebastian has performed, among others, at the London Milton Court Concert Hall, Young Artist Platform of the International Lied Festival Zeist, LIEDBasel Festival, Origen Festival Cultural, and the Abbey Library of Saint Gall. He also appears regularly as an accompanist in master classes with luminaries such as Brigitte Fassbaender and Thomas Hampson, and recently as a soloist with the Collegium Vocale Lenzburg in Switzerland.

 

Maximilian and Sebastian recorded their unique programme «The World of Song» at the fantastic Schubertiade Hall in Hohenems, Austria, for the Montreux Jazz Festival China, in an intimate setting, with msm studios, one of Europe’s leading immersive audio studios. «The World of Song» was first broadcast in an immersive cinema in 360 Reality Audio at the festival in Hangzhou, China.

 

His main influence is the esteemed American pedagogue and pianist Robert Durso. Working with him has significantly changed his playing and his own teaching style. Sebastian is a guest lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts and enjoys teaching privately near Zurich as well as online.

Sebastian Issler Pianist

SCHEDULE

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Recital with Anna Cavaliero

31 August 2022, 7.30pm - Kapelle Kulturhaus Helferei, Zurich, Switzerland

with Anna Cavaliero

Schubert, Gurney, Poulenc, Korngold, Duparc, Britten, Howells, Hahn, Mendelssohn and Bartók

2022 Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition

3 - 7 September 2022 - Wigmore Hall, London, England

with Anna Cavaliero

Schubert, Gurney, Poulenc, Korngold, Duparc, Britten, Howells, Hahn, Mendelssohn and Bartók

Recital with Maximilian Vogler

7 February 2023, 7.30pm - Kapelle Kulturhaus Helferei, Zurich, Switzerland

with Maximilian Vogler

Programme TBA

Recital with Maximilian Vogler

9 February 2023, 7pm - Hombis Salon, Zurich, Switzerland

with Maximilian Vogler

Programme TBA

PAST EVENTS:

Songs at Six: Poulenc «The Life in the Songs» introduced by Graham Johnson

23 February 2022 - Milton Court Concert Hall, London, England

20 Poulenc Songs with various singers

Recital with Anna Cavaliero

11 February 2022, 7.30pm - Milton Court Concert Hall, London, England

Duparc, Britten, Schubert, Gurney, Poulenc and Korngold

«Im Mondenschein» Romantic Works by Brahms, Rheinberger and Herzogenberg

with the Collegium Vocale Lenzburg conducted by choirmaster Grégoire May

28 November 2021, 5pm - Reformierte Kirche Buchs, Switzerland

27 November 2021, 8pm - Stadtkirche Brugg, Switzerland

Works for Choir and Piano and Selection of Works for Piano Solo

Recital with Maximilian Vogler at Young Artist Platform of International Lied Festival Zeist

22 October 2021, 4.15pm - Grote kerkzaal, Zeist, The Netherlands

Duparc, Kulenty, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert, Pfitzner, Diepenbrock and Hahn

«The World of Song» with Maximilian Vogler at the Montreux Jazz Festival China

5 - 8 October 2021 «First Immersive Cinema Broadcast» - Hangzhou, China

23 - 25 September 2021 «Recording» - Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems, Austria

Duparc, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Gurney, Hahn and Wagner

 
 

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The World of Song
03:07
London Recital
02:59
Paul Hamburger Prize
03:23
Pray for Peace
02:30
International Vocal Competition
02:22
Schubert Competition
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