Now in a mature period, Oscar Bianchi has learned, better than anyone, how to renew his art and his professional obstacles, by exploring the challenges of participative forms and novel instrumentations, not to mention curating in a variety of geographic spaces.
As a young composer, he embodied the excellence of artistic emergence: a fellow of Columbia University, associated with the IRCAM, praised by the greatest European and North American instrumental ensembles, one could certainly qualify the start to his career as ideal, crowned by an important lyrical premiere at the Aix-en-Provence festival.
He is currently working on several projects, in particular on a Concerto with an unusual ensemble... consisting of six double basses and an orchestra.
His public speaking is rare, but his intellectual and human influence, from St. Petersburg to New York via Europe and his native Switzerland, is spreading. We are all the more grateful to Oscar Bianchi for having spent time with us discussing his current creative activities.
Watch the video about his news :
Events to come :
Contingency, for ensemble (2017)
23 August 2020, Lucerne Festival (Switzerland)
Ensemble LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI
Baldur Brönnimann, conductor
Commissioned by Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig with the support of Ernst von Siemens Foundation and Pro Helvetia
World premiere: 21 November 2020, Ensemble Festival (Leipzig, Germany)
Ensemble Tempus Konnex (Germany)
Ensemble Con Tempo (China)
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia)
Ensemble Nomad (Japan)
Concerto pour six contrebasses et orchestre "6db" (2020 - 2021)
Commissioned by Radio France
World premiere : 17 September 2021, Auditorium de Radio France (Paris)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Mikko Franck, conductor
Postponed concerts :
Primordia Rerum, for soprano and five instruments (2003)
20 November 2020, Teatro dal Verme (Milano, Italy)
Valentina Calodonato, soprano
Pasquale Corrado, direction
Orango, for ensemble and audience (2018)
US premiere : 10 avril 2021, New-York City
Anahata Concerto, for sixteen instruments (2008)
15 mai 2021, Radiostudio at SRF (Zürich, Suisse)
Collegium Novum Zürich
Consult the catalog of Oscar Bianchi’s works