Bruno Schneider (*1957)
Born in Lausanne in 1957, Swiss horn player Bruno Schneider began studying the horn and singing at the Music Conservatory in La Chaux-de-Fonds. His horn teacher, Robert Faller, played a significant role in his musical education. Bruno Schneider went on to study two years at the Musikhochschule in Detmold with Michael Hoeltzel.
After having played for 15 years as solo horn at the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich, at the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphony Orchestra in Munich and finally with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, he now teaches at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva and at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany).
Bruno Schneider regularly teaches in master classes in the USA, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Finland (among others). Since 2003, he is solo horn in the prestigious Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado. Numerous DVDs and CDs illutrate this collaboration.
He perfoms in all the world’s biggest concert halls as a soloist and as a chamber music musician with, amongst others, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Radio Orchester Basel, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, St Galler Tonhalle Orchester, Orchestre de la Radio Swizzera Italiana, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Régional de Pau, Colorado Symphony Orchestra (Denver USA), Freiburger Staatsorchester, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Seoul Philharmonic, Orchestra de la Rai Torino, Orchestra da Camera Padova, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and with chamber musician and soloists like Sabine Meyer, Gidon Kremer, Vadim Repin und Jeremy Menuhin.
A large part of the horn repertoire has been recorded by Bruno Schneider at EMI, Claves, Arion, Erato and CPO. Composers like Norbert Moret, Jörg Widmann, Eric Chasalow, Jost Meier wrote major works of the horn repertoire for him.