Samuel Niederhauser
Switzerland, °1998
CELLO 2022 : Laureate
Samuel Niederhauser showed talent and passion for music at a very young age. He received his first lessons from Matthias Walpen, then continued his training under Clíodhna Ní Aodáin in Bern, then in Zurich under Rebecca Firth. In 2016, he joined Thomas Grossenbacher’s class at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, then Thomas Demenga’s class at the Hochschule für Musik in Basle, where he obtained his master’s in 2021. His training was enriched by participation in masterclasses taught by, among others, Frans Helmerson, David Geringas, and Jens Peter Maintz. He has won various first prizes at national and international competitions and recently distinguished himself as a semi-finalist at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2021. Samuel Niederhauser performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Zürcher Kammerorchester and features on the programmes of festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Variations Musicales de Tannay.


2021 - : Thomas Demenga
2016 - 2021 : Thomas Grossenbacher
2011 - 2016 : Rebecca Firth


2021 - : Master Specialised Performance - Soloist, Hochschule für Musik Basel (FHNW)
2016 - 2020 : Bachelor, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)


2021 : Zürich, ZHdK Orchestra
2021 : Tannay, Variations Musicales de Tannay
2021 : Basel, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kaspar Zehnder
2019 : Kongresshaus Biel, Sinfonie Orchester Biel-Solothurn, Kaspar Zehnder
2016 : Tonhalle Zürich, Zürcher Kammerorchester
2016 : Festival-Zelt Gstaad, Gstaad Menuhin Festival


2021 : Guy Fallot Prize, Concours de Genève
2020 : Studienpreis, Migros Kulturprozent Instrumentalwettbewerb
2020 : 1., Arpeggione Competition ZHdK
2019 : 2., Vivaldi Competition Vienna
2019 : 1., CIMA Competition Vienna
2018 : 1., Kiwanis Competition Zürich
Final 2022 : Samuel Niederhauser - Shostakovich
Semi-final 2022 : Samuel Niederhauser - concerto
Semi-final 2022 : Samuel Niederhauser - recital
First round 2022 : Samuel Niederhauser
Final (03/06/2022)
Jörg Widmann 5 Albumblätter
Dmitry Shostakovich Concerto n. 2 in G major op. 126
Samuel Niederhauser, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève

Récital (17/05/2022)

Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke op. 73
Claude Debussy Sonata in D minor
Thomas Demenga EFEU
Daan Janssens Wie aus der Ferne
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Pezzo capriccioso op. 62
Samuel Niederhauser, cello
José Gallardo, pianist accompanist

Concerto (20/05/2022)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb:2
Samuel Niederhauser, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
First round (13/05/2022)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C minor G. 2
Leos Janácek Con moto - andante - Con moto - adagio (Pohádka)
Samuel Niederhauser, cello
José Gallardo, pianist accompanist
Kristína Chalmovska, cellist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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