Antoine Rebstein
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Antoine Rebstein piano left hand


Born in Lausanne in 1978, Antoine Rebstein made his piano debut at the age of six. In 1995 he earned his teaching diploma from the Lausanne Conservatory (the class of Christian Favre) and two years later a diploma in Latin and Greek. He continued his music studies with Galina Ivanzova at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, and is currently studying with Prof. Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has also received guidance from Pierre-Laurent Aimard, François-René Duchable, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Murray Perahia and Jean-Bernard Pommier.

Antoine Rebstein has won First Prize at the Jeunesses Musicales Suisses competition, First Prize at the International Competition in Stresa, and, in 1994, the Jecklin Prize. He was the Swiss representative at the Eighth Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians in Lisbon, appearing in the final concert with orchestra, broadcast throughout Europe. He won the Prize for the Orpheus Concerts in Zurich, and scholarships from the Migros Corporation, in 1997 and 1998. In 2000 he was awarded the Prix Leenaards and the Swiss Ambassador's Award for Young Musicians in London, and in 2003 and 2005 the Kiefer-Hablitzel Foundation Prize.

Antoine Rebstein has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the International Music Festival in Costa Rica (1999) and in Chicago at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. In 2003 he appeared at the Lucerne Festival's Debut Concert Series.

Orchestras with which Antoine Rebstein has appeared include the Radio France Orchestra Philharmonic, the chamber orchestras of Lausanne, Zurich and Basel, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Berne Symphonic Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra (International Orpheum Music Festival), the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the Portugal Symphonic Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Moshe Atzmon, Matthias Bamert, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Dmitri Kitajenko, Yehudi Menuhin and David Zinman.

Antoine Rebstein has made a recording featuring music by Swiss composers Hans Schaeuble and Meinrad Schütter with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Howard Griffiths (MGB/Musikszene Schweiz).

Having suffered an injury to his right hand three years ago, Antoine Rebstein can, for the time being, only perform works composed for the left hand. He has recently recorded rarely heard works for piano left hand by Bach/Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Lipatti, Scriabin, Schulhoff and Godowsky, for Claves Records.

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