Wednesday 17 October 2018 7:30PM

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert

Beethoven, Schnittke, Demenga and Dohnányi


  • Orion String Trio
  • Soyoung Yoon violin
  • Veit Benedikt Hertenstein viola
  • Benjamin Gregor-Smith cello

This year’s Swiss Ambassador’s Award goes to the Switzerland-based Orion String Trio, with South Korean violinist Soyoung Yoon, German violist Veit Hertenstein and British cellist Benjamin Gregor-Smith. Their friendship and deep mutual musical understanding inspired them to form the Orion String Trio in Basel while continuing to pursue their individual solo careers.

  • Supported by Swiss Cultural Fund UK, Pro Helvetia (Arts Council of Switzerland), Migros Culture Percentage Talent Promotion, Presence Switzerland and Julius Baer International
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • String Trio in G Op. 9 No. 1
  • Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
        • String Trio
  • Interval
  • Thomas Demenga (b.1954)
        • Palindromanie
  • Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960)
        • Serenade for string trio Op. 10

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