Concert as part of the Solothurn-Wallis cult exchange
Recital at Waldegg Castle with Simon Blatter (trumpet) and Asia Ahmetjanova (piano) as part of the Solothurn-Wallis cult exchange.
Johann Wilhelm Hertel (1727-1789)
Concerto No. 3 in D major
Marcel Bitsch (1921-2011)
Quatre Variations sur un Thème de Domenico Scarlatti
George Enescu (1881-1955)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Sonata for trumpet and piano
In between: Johannes Brahms Three Intermezzi op.117
Simon Blatter (*1995, Switzerland) received his first trumpet lessons at the age of nine from Amadé Schnyder and later from Tobias Salzgeber at the Allgemeine Musikschule Oberwallis.
He studied at the Basel University of Music in Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk's trumpet class from 2017. In June 2020, Simon received his bachelor's degree with top marks. Blatter continued his studies in the Master's Performance program in the same class and also graduated with distinction in June 2022. He is also an alumni (2018) of the renowned Aspen Music Festival (Colorado/USA).
Simon gained his first orchestral experience in international orchestral projects with the German-Scandinavian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Young North German Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Aulos Symphonic Wind Orchestra.
In the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons, he was a member of the Orchestra Academy of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. In the 2021/2022 season, he was a scholarship holder of the Paul Hindemith Orchestra Academy of the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra. In the 2022/2023 season, Simon is principal trumpet of the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester (DK) and deputy principal trumpet of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (FIN).
Other engagements have taken him to the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Ensemble Phoenix (Basel), Sinfonietta de Lausanne, City Light Symphony Orchestra (Lucerne), Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, Argovia Philharmonic, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Oslo Philharmonic and the Hessischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Simon was awarded the 2023 Cultural Promotion Prize of his home canton of Valais.
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