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I‘m looking forward to this release! 💿 🤩✪ 𝗔𝗥𝗩𝗢 𝗣𝗔̈𝗥𝗧 💿 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗧 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 | Another #cover of an upcoming CD is unveiled! That of this nice recording to be released by Aparté: on October 26, 2022, you will be able to listen to this album exclusively dedicated to the works of the great Arvo Pärt. The CD features works for voice and ensemble with special arrangements, including Pärt’s #StabatMater starring Aleksandra Kurzak, Andreas Scholl and Roberto Alagna, with Tomasz Wabnic’s Morphing Chamber Orchestra (Vienna, Austria) conducted by Christian Erny.
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✪ 𝗔𝗥𝗩𝗢 𝗣𝗔̈𝗥𝗧 💿 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗧 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 | Une autre #pochette de disque est dévoilée ! Celle de ce bel enregistrement à paraître chez Aparté : le 26 octobre 2022, vous pourrez écouter cet album exclusivement consacré aux oeuvres du grand Arvo Pärt. Le CD contient des œuvres pour voix et ensemble avec des arrangements spéciaux, dont le #StabatMater de Pärt interprété par Aleksandra Kurzak, Andreas Scholl et Roberto Alagna, avec le Morphing Chamber Orchestra de Tomasz Wabnic dirigé par Christian Erny.

#RobertoAlagna #ArvoPärt #StabatMater #Album #Recording #ArvoPärtCD
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4 weeks ago
I‘m looking forward to this release! 💿 🤩

Next Friday, the first single of my new Album with The Zurich Chamber Singers will be released on Berlin Classics! The sublime motet „Os justi“ by Anton Bruckner!🔜 Bruckner single release. #BrucknerSpectrum

🗣‚Os justi‘, this powerful and rich motet by Anton Bruckner, is the first single release from our upcoming Berlin Classics album release.

👉🏼 Audio and video release on all platforms next Friday, July 29th.

Christian Erny – Conductor
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2 months ago
Next Friday, the first single of my new Album with The Zurich Chamber Singers will be released on Berlin Classics! The sublime motet „Os justi“ by Anton Bruckner!

A great season comes to an end and I wish you all a wonderful summer!
It’s been a great year with concerts and recordings together with amazing colleagues and friends! I’m greatful for this rich and fulfilling life in music! 🎵

Check some of the coming highlights of next fall!

I‘m looking forward to the release of the @zurich_chamber_singers album Bruckner Spectrum on October 7th! 💿

We‘re also going to pick up our O nata lux program again for an extended tour including our debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg!

It’s also going to be great to be back with the @morphingmusic orchestra again for an all Pärt program in Paris!

At last, I am looking forward to conducting the Berner Bachchor and the Theaterorchester Biel Solothurn for the first time with an all Beethoven program! 🎉

Cheers! ☀️🍀🎹🎶

@berlinclassicsmusic @no_te_management @hasko.witte
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3 months ago
A great season comes to an end and I wish you all a wonderful summer! 
It’s been a great year with concerts and recordings together with amazing colleagues and friends! I’m greatful for this rich and fulfilling life in music! 🎵 

Check some of the coming highlights of next fall! 

I‘m looking forward to the release of the @zurich_chamber_singers album Bruckner Spectrum on October 7th! 💿 

We‘re also going to pick up our O nata lux program again for an extended tour including our debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg!

It’s also going to be great to be back with the @morphingmusic orchestra again for an all Pärt program in Paris! 

At last, I am looking forward to conducting the Berner Bachchor and the Theaterorchester Biel Solothurn for the first time with an all Beethoven program! 🎉

Cheers! ☀️🍀🎹🎶 

@berlinclassicsmusic @no_te_management  @hasko.witte

Singer friends! 🙋🏻‍♂️🤩 The Zurich Chamber Singers are auditioning! We‘re delighted to welcome new members for the following seasons! Apply until the end of July and be part of exciting concert tours and recording projects! 🎵🍀🤩 See MoreSee Less

4 months ago
Singer friends! 🙋🏻‍♂️🤩 The Zurich Chamber Singers are auditioning! We‘re delighted to welcome new members for the following seasons! Apply until the end of July and be part of exciting concert tours and recording projects! 🎵🍀🤩

Greetings from the studio 🤩 After four days of most intense work we finished the recording of our new album with works by Bruckner, Palestrina and Kinzler! What a fantastic project it was! My biggest thanks go to all the wonderful singers for their fantastic music making and their amazing dedication to our work! I also warmly thank Andreas Werner, our wonderful sound engineer – what a great pleasure it was to work with you on this repertoire!

Stay tuned for the CD to be released this fall on Berlin Classics! 💿🤩😍

And now, back to life B 😅

Greetings from the stud
@berlinclassicsmusic
@srfschweizerradioundfernsehen
@no_te_management
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5 months ago
Greetings from the studio 🤩 After four days of most intense work we finished the recording of our new album with works by Bruckner, Palestrina and Kinzler! What a fantastic project it was! My biggest thanks go to all the wonderful singers for their fantastic music making and their amazing dedication to our work! I also warmly thank Andreas Werner, our wonderful sound engineer - what a great pleasure it was to work with you on this repertoire! 

Stay tuned for the CD to be released this fall on Berlin Classics! 💿🤩😍

And now, back to life B 😅

@zurich_chamber_singers 
@berlinclassicsmusic 
@srfschweizerradioundfernsehen 
@no_te_management
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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 für 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 Pärt program together with Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kursak and Andreas Scholl. Further engagements lead to collaborations with orchestras such as the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Württembergische 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 Sängerknaben, 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 Pärt (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 Lourié, 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-Jürg 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 für 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
Pärt – 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-Jürg Strub, The Zurich Chamber Singers
Pärt – Fratres, Mozart – Piano Concerto K. 414, Caplet – Le Miroirs de Jésus

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 étions 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 Lourié (1891-1966) – Cinq préludes fragiles, op. 1, No. 5 – Affabile

Christian Erny plays Arthur Lourié (1891-1966) – Gigue

Christian Erny conducts the Orchestra of Europe – Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) – La création 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 Chorälen von Purcell, Tallis und Bach stellen die Zurich Chamber Singers die eindringliche Komposition De profundis des 27-jährigen US- Amerikaners Kevin Hartnett gegenüber. Das ist Musik von betörender Schönheit, in klanglicher Perfektion dargeboten.» Kulturtipp, Juni 2018

 

«Hervorragendes Vokalprogramm aus Zürich. Die gute Balance zwischen kristallinen Oberstimmen, weicher Mittellage und warmer Tiefe sorgt für 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 répondent…» 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 klärenden, feinnervigen, technisch in jeder Hinsicht souveränen Spiel einen imponierenden Beitrag.» Peter Cossé, 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.