Raphael Nussbaumer (Foto: Thomas Entzeroth)
Raphael Nussbaumer

Long-distance destination Carnegie Hall

The 17-year-old Swiss violinist Raphael Nussbaumer plays a recital.

Susanne Kübler

When 17-year-old Swiss violinist Raphael Nussbaumer presents a recital in the Série jeunes, it is almost a home game. He has already performed on stage at the Tonhalle Zurich several times: in a children's concert and as a soloist with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, as concertmaster and soloist with the Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra.

He received his first violin as a christening present, "from my godfather, who is a violin maker", as he explains. And because his father is a violinist and his sister also played the violin, he soon wanted to join in. Since then, he has won various prizes at international competitions - and dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall one day, "or even better, several times, then you know you're on the right track".

He also has clear goals in other respects: To keep learning. Not losing the ground under your feet, "that's important". And to remain open, musically too: as much as the violin means to him, he also enjoys listening to blues, jazz or extreme technical death metal. In his programme for the Série jeunes, he also wants to show very different colours in works by Schubert, Ysaÿe, Dubois and the film music composer John Corigliano. And if the audience were "a little more relaxed" than usual in classical concerts, he wouldn't mind at all.

Translated with DeepL.com

April 2024
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Série jeunes: Raphael Nussbaumer

Raphael Nussbaumer Violine, Kateryna Tereshchenko Klavier Schubert, Ysaÿe, Dubois, Corigliano, Ysaÿe
published: 27.03.2024