Biography

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The young Swiss pianist Alexander Boeschoten was born in 1989 in Bern. He begun his piano studies at the age of 7 with Walter Prossnitz and from 2002 with Benjamin Engeli.

From 2004 to 2007 he attended the arts and sports school in Zurich and continued his studies at the conservatory zurich with Daniel Knecht. In the summer of 2005, he gave his first solo recital with which he traveled to the Netherlands. Other concerts took him to Romania, Russia, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

In 2007 he won a first prize at the Swiss Youth Music Competition and began his university studies with Prof. Homero Francesch at the Zurich School of Music. In 2012  he graduadet his Master of Arts in Music Performance with honors. In 2010 he gave his debut at the Tonhalle  Zurich. 2011 followed the first radio recordings with the ORF.

From the fall semester 2012, he continued his studies in the class of Ronald Brautigam at the Music Academy of Basel.

He performs regularly in concerts both as a soloist and in various chamber music formations. Since 2009 he is the pianist of the Gagliano Trio. In Autum 2014 the Gagliano Trio will perform at the Schubertiade in Hohenems (Austria).

He received chamber music lessons with Adrian Cox, Stephan Goerner, Thomas Grossenbacher, Ferenc Rados, Zakhar Bron, Valentin Erben and Thomas Demenga. Since 2008 he is a regular guest at the festival „Rüttihubeliade“, where he performed among other with Duncan McTier, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Thomas Demenga.

In addition, he has performed as a soloist with various orchestras in Switzerland and abroad. In summer 2013 a concert-tour with the cellist Joachim Müller-Crépon (Duo Gemini) brought Alexander Boeschoten as well to South Africa.