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Happy Holidays from Christian Erny and all of us at The Zurich Chamber Singers!🎄✹

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Yesterday we presented our O nata lux program in our hometown Winterthur! It’s always wonderful to perform in this beautiful hall for our audience! 😍 Thank you for a wonderful evening! đŸŽ” See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday we presented our O nata lux program in our hometown Winterthur! It’s always wonderful to perform in this beautiful hall for our audience! 😍 Thank you for a wonderful evening! đŸŽ”

Elphi debut ✔

Thank you Hamburg for having us and for the wonderful evening! đŸ€©đŸŽ”
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Elphi debut ✔

Thank you Hamburg for having us and for the wonderful evening! đŸ€©đŸŽ”

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About

Christian Erny, born in Winterthur in 1988, has made a name for himself as a highly versatile conductor, pianist and teacher. He is the founder and artistic director of the vocal ensemble The Zurich Chamber Singers and conducts a wide variety of orchestras and ensembles as a guest. Concerts as a pianist have taken him to many countries in Europe, the USA and South America. He also teaches a piano class at the Hochschule fĂŒr Musik Basel.

In the season 22/23 he conducts for the first time the Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn and the Berner Bachchor. He also returns to the Vienna Morphing Orchestra for a PĂ€rt program together with Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kursak and Andreas Scholl. Further engagements lead to collaborations with orchestras such as the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the WĂŒrttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and the CHAARTS and with artists such as Roberto Gonzales Monjas and Caroline Shaw. The new album „Bruckner Spectrum,“ which he will release in 2022 with the Zurich Chamber Singers on the Berlin Classics label, is an intelligently curated program around the Latin motets of Anton Bruckner, enriched with works by Palestrina and a new composition by Burkhard Kinzler. 

Among the ensembles Erny has conducted recently are the Vienna Morphing Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Strings, the Chor des Bayrischen Rundfunks, the Florianer SĂ€ngerknaben, the Orchestra of Europe, the baroque orchestra Les passions de l’Ame, the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the Ruse Opera Orchestra and the Junge Philharmonie Zentralschweiz. He made his opera debut in 2019 with a Monteverdi production at the Luzerner Theater. From 2012 to 2018, he served as musical assistant for the choirs of the Konservatorium Winterthur.

Erny’s passion for contemporary music and his sensitive and innovative programming have brought him together with some of the most important composers of our time. He has premiered works by Arvo PĂ€rt (EST), Rhiannon Rhandle (GB), Patrick Brennan (NIR), Kevin Hartnett (USA), Burkhard Kinzler (DE) and Julian Revie (USA). He also realized the world premiere recording of the work O magnum mysterium by Norwegian composer Marcus Paus.

As a pianist, Erny has recorded works by LouriĂ©, Mozart, Schoenberg, Debussy and Liszt. His recordings have been nominated for the German Record Critics‘ Award and have received other awards such as the Gramophone Editor’s Choice. In 2015, he received a prize for the best interpretation of a work by Arnold Schoenberg at the Île de France International Piano Competition. He gives concerts in Europe, the USA and South America. In 2019, he was awarded the Cultural Grant of his hometown Winterthur for his artistic work to date.

Christian Erny enjoyed a broad musical education at the Winterthur Conservatory from the age of six and was active throughout his youth as a pianist and singer as well as a rock musician and songwriter. He then studied piano, conducting and music theory at the Zurich University of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington and the Lucerne University. His teachers included Hans-JĂŒrg Strub, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Howard Arman, Markus Utz and Raphael Staubli. At the Jiri Hlinka Academy in Bergen (NO) he also received decisive inspiration from Leif Ove Andsnes and Eldar Nebolsin. 

A passionate and sought-after pedagogue, Erny teaches a large piano class at the Hochschule fĂŒr Musik Basel and is head of the precollege music program at the Pedagogical Seminary in Kreuzlingen. As a guest, he has also taught at the Renaissance Arts Academy in Los Angeles and at the Collegio Suizo in Santiago de Chile.

Schedule

20.08.22

Weidenkam / Munich, Schloss Weidenkam
The Zurich Chamber Singers
Liszt – Via Crucis

07.10.22

Album Release
The Zurich Chamber Singers
Bruckner Spectrum

17.11.22

Paris, Cathédrale Saint-Louis
Vienna Morphing Orchestra
Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kursak, Andreas Scholl
PĂ€rt – Stabat Mater

20.11.22

Lindau (CH), ref. Kirche
The Zurich Chamber Singers
O nata lux

26.11.22

Winterthur, Liebestrasse
Bechstein inauguration recital

27.11.22

Steinach (CH), ref. Kirche
The Zurich Chamber Singers
O nata lux

02.12.22

Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie
The Zurich Chamber Singers
O nata lux

04.12.22

Winterthur, Liebestrasse
The Zurich Chamber Singers
O nata lux

10.12.22

Herrliberg, ref. Kirche
The Zurich Chamber Singers
O nata lux

11.12.22

Andelfingen, ref. Kirche
The Zurich Chamber Singers
O nata lux

18.12.22

Biel, Kongresshaus
Berner Bach Chor, Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn
Beethoven Mass in C-Major and Symphony No. 1

26.03.23

Winterthur, Liebestrasse
Vienna Morphing Orchestra, Hans-JĂŒrg Strub, The Zurich Chamber Singers
PĂ€rt – Fratres, Mozart – Piano Concerto K. 414, Caplet – Le Miroirs de JĂ©sus

11.06.23

Winterthur, Stadthaus
Winterthurer Streichquartett / Musikkollegium Winterthur
The Zurich Chamber Singers
Caroline Shaw

14.06.23

Winterthur, Stadthaus
Roberto Gonzales Monjas / Musikkollegium Winterthur
The Zurich Chamber Singers
Caroline Shaw

The Zurich Chamber Singers & Christian Erny – Anton Bruckner: Os justi, WAB 30

Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater | The Zurich Chamber Singers, Christian Erny

The Zurich Chamber Singers – Nous Ă©tions trois bergerettes (Official Music Video) | O Nata Lux

Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin | The Zurich Chamber Singers, Christian Erny

Christian Erny – Liszt – Sposalizio

Christian Erny plays Arthur LouriĂ© (1891-1966) – Cinq prĂ©ludes fragiles, op. 1, No. 5 – Affabile

Christian Erny plays Arthur LouriĂ© (1891-1966) – Gigue

Christian Erny conducts the Orchestra of Europe – Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) – La crĂ©ation du monde

Tanz vor der Bundeslade (Nr. 16) | A.Honegger – König David (The Zurich Chamber Singers)

Bruckner Spectrum
The Zurich Chamber Singers

Berlin Classsics

Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
The Zurich Chamber Singers

Berlin Classsics

O Nata Lux
The Zurich Chamber Singers

Berlin Classsics

Passio
The Zurich Chamber Singers

Ars-Produktion

Opus Klassik (Nomination, 2019)

 

«… Den Motetten und ChorĂ€len von Purcell, Tallis und Bach stellen die Zurich Chamber Singers die eindringliche Komposition De profundis des 27-jĂ€hrigen US- Amerikaners Kevin Hartnett gegenĂŒber. Das ist Musik von betörender Schönheit, in klanglicher Perfektion dargeboten.» Kulturtipp, Juni 2018

 

«Hervorragendes Vokalprogramm aus ZĂŒrich. Die gute Balance zwischen kristallinen Oberstimmen, weicher Mittellage und warmer Tiefe sorgt fĂŒr eine klare Gestaltung von Wort und Musik.» pizzicato.lu, April 2018

Arthur Lourié (1891-1966)

Piano Works

Ars-Produktion, 2018

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Nomination, Bestenliste 2018)

Gramophone Editor’s Choice

​Opus Klassik (Nomination, 2019)

​Diapason 5*

Pizzicato 5*

«Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se rĂ©pondent…» Piano works by Liszt and Debussy

 

​Solo Musica, 2016

«… Verspieltheit, grosse dynamische Kontraste, eine technische Brillanz, die nie kalt wirkt…» SWR2- Kultur, 2016

 

​«Christian Erny leistet mit seinem klĂ€renden, feinnervigen, technisch in jeder Hinsicht souverĂ€nen Spiel einen imponierenden Beitrag.» Peter CossĂ©, Klassik Heute

The Zurich Chamber Singers

The combination of outstanding vocal work, innovative programming concepts and a modern appearance makes the Zurich Chamber Singers under the direction of Christian Erny one of the most promising and interesting vocal ensembles of the young generation.

The diverse recordings of the choir, founded in 2015, have delighted press and audiences worldwide. Magazines such as Chorzeit or Aachener Zeitung speak of a „musical pleasure of the first order“ or praise the sound culture, which is „unparalleled“. Image HiFi Magazine already sees the Zurich Chamber Singers in the „Top 10 European chamber choirs“.

The Zurich Chamber Singers are exclusive artists on the Berlin Classics label. Their new album Bruckner Spectrum is a carefully and intelligently curated program around the Latin motets of Anton Bruckner. Their last album, O nata lux, received rave reviews from the international press. The Zurich Chamber Singers have also released a number of digital singles and EPs in 2021, including the ten-part Stabat mater by Domenico Scarlatti, as well as other works by Benjamin Britten, Jean Binet, Jean Deatwyler and Eugen Meier. 

The Zurich Chamber Singers were founded in 2015 by Christian Erny and Emanuel Signer, initially with ten singer friends. In the meantime, the ensemble has grown into a pool of more than thirty singers, which has earned an excellent reputation as a professional choir. The remarkable variety and flexibility of the young ensemble allows it to perform in almost every conceivable instrumentation and style. The choir covers repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to twentieth-century choral symphony.