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Oliver Waespi is Featured Composer at the 2024 RNCM International Brass Band Festival in Manchester

26 January 2024
No less than six works by Oliver Waespi will be presented at the 2024 edition of the RNCM International Brass Band Festival at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK). Oliver Waespi's music is going to be featured by leading bands, alongside works by the other featured composer, Belfast born Dorothy Bates, and many more exciting contributions to the brass band medium by various composers.

Sunrise with Sea Monsters in Lucerne

26 November 2023
The new commission "Sunrise with Sea Monsters" by Oliver Waespi was premiered at the Swiss National Brass Band Championships at the KKL Lucerne on 26 November 2023 by former European Champion Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern under the baton of Michael Bach. It was commissioned to be premiered as an own choice work in the Championship section.

Hypercube set test at the 2023 Swiss National Brass Band Championships in Lucerne

25 November 2023
Oliver Waespi's work "Hypercube" was premiered by the Paris Brass Band in 2016 and recorded by the same band under Florent Didier at the Studios of Radio France. Hypercube is a musical narrative partly inspired by the architecture of the Grande Arche de la Défense in Paris, whose shape has been compared to a hypercube.

New work for the Swiss Music Night in Taiwan

15 October 2023
Oliver Waespi was commissioned to compose a new work for recorder, 2 violins and violoncello for the 10th Swiss Music Night in Taiwan. Maurice Steger, Sebastian Bohren, Jimmy Hsueh and Pi-Chin Chien are going to perform the new work on 15 October 2023 at the Weiwuying Recital Hall and on 16 October 2023 at the National Concert Hall in Taipei.

Deep Space am Othmar Schoeck-Festival

02 September 2023
Das Stück "Deep Space", entstanden im Auftrag von WASBE-Schweiz, wird durch das Swiss Symphonic Wind Orchestra unter der Leitung von Niki Wüthrich am Othmar Schoeck-Festival 2023 in Brunnen aufgeführt, nebst Werken von Hodel, Schoeck, Hindemith und Weill.

Scorpius at the Lucerne Symphonic Wind Band Contest

17 June 2023
"Scorpius" by Oliver Waespi will be reperformed by the Concordia de Fribourg under Jean-Claude Kolly at the first Lucerne Symphonic Wind Band Contest on 17 June 2023 at the Salle Blanche at KKL Lucerne.

Antiphonies premiered by Black Dyke Band

14 May 2023
The new work "Antiphonies" (on themes by William Byrd) by Oliver Waespi was premiered to great acclaim at the European Brass Band Championships 2023 in Malmö (S) by the Black Dyke Band under the baton of its musical director Prof Nicholas Childs.

Antiphonies and Other Lives at the EBBC 2023 in Malmö

06 May 2023
Two works by Oliver Waespi will be featured as own choice pieces at the 2023 European Brass Band Championships in Malmö (Sweden): Whilst "Antiphonies" (on themes by William Byrd) will receive its world premiere, there will be a further performance of "Other Lives".

Scorpius - World Premiere broadcast on La Télé

19 April 2023
The world premiere of "Scorpius", Symphony for large symphonic band, by the Concordia de Fribourg under the baton of Jean-Claude Kolly, was beeing recorded and broadcast on La Télé.

Scorpius - World Premiere

04 February 2023
World Premiere of "Scorpius", Symphony for Winds, by Oliver Waespi, with the Symphonic Wind Orchestra Concordia de Fribourg under the baton of Jean-Claude Kolly, at the l'Equilibre theatre in Fribourg (CH)

Schweizer Erstaufführung von Canzona di Bacco

02 December 2022
Der Musikverein Zürich-Höngg unter der Leitung von Isabelle Ruf-Weber führt das Stück "Canzona di Bacco" zum ersten Mal in der Schweiz auf, neben Werken von Vaughan-Williams, Holst, Mackey und Crausaz. Die Konzerte finden am 2. und 4. Dezember 2022 in der katholischen Kirche Zürich-Höngg statt.

Divertimento in Barcelona

27 November 2022
The excellent Barcelona Symphonic Band under the baton of Isabelle Ruf-Weber is going to perform the piece "Divertimento" by Oliver Waespi during the ongoing concert season, on 27 November 2022 at the Hall 1 Pau Casals of l'Auditori, home of the Barcelona Symphonic Band and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.

Vers le ciel

13 November 2022
Uraufführung von "... vers le ciel ..." am Festival l'art pour l'Aar, durch Pierre-André Bovey, Flöte, und Matthias Schranz, Violoncello, am 13. November 2022 in der Rotonda Bern sowie am 17. November 2022 im Centre Pasquart Biel.

Oliver Waespi zu Gast bei "Persönlich" auf SRF 1

13 November 2022
Unter der Moderation von Michèle Schönbächler ist Oliver Waespi zusammen mit der Seelsorgerin Monika Schmid zu Gast in der Sendung "Persönlich" auf SRF 1, die "erste Live-Radio-Talksendung der Schweiz", wie SRF selbst schreibt.

Double Concerto for Guitar, Flute and Chamber Orchestra - Ravel, Waespi & Co!

18 September 2022
The Double Concerto for Guitar, Flute and Chamber Orchestra by Oliver Waespi will receive its national premiere by the Sinfonieorchester Kanton Schwyz, conducted by Urs Bamert, with soloists David Talamante, guitar, and Caroline Werba, flute, in September 2022.

Datendieb for DJ and Orchestra

26 June 2022
New Collaboration with the Basel Sinfonietta, conducted by Baldur Brönnimann, in the piece "Datendieb" by DJ and electronic artist Janiv Oron, orchestrated by Oliver Waespi. The premiere of "Datendieb" will take place on Sunday 26 June 2022 at Pfaffenholzhalle Basel.

Canzona di Bacco - création avec l'Orchestre d'harmonie municipal de Vesoul (F)

25 June 2022
La nouvelle pièce "Canzona di Bacco", commandée à Oliver Waespi par l'Harmonie municipale de Vesoul, sera créée par celle-ci sous la direction de Matthieu Anguenot, le 25 Juin 2022 à 20h30 au Théatre Edwige Feuillère à Vesoul (F).

Festive Impressions und Fanfare and Funk mit dem VJO Hochrhein

08 June 2022
Das Verbandsjugendorchester Hochrhein (D) unter der Leitung von Julian Gibbons führt bei den diesjährigen Konzerten die Stücke "Festive Impressions" und "Fanfare and Funk" von Oliver Waespi auf, nebst Werken von Sparke, Crausaz, Powell und Grainger.

Trombone Concerto

05 May 2022
Oliver Waespi's Trombone Concerto "Scene Change" is beeing performed by the finalists of the 4th International Soloist Competition Grenchen and the Warshaw Chamber Philharmonic, conducted by Dariusz Mikulski, on 5 May 2022 at 8 pm at Parktheater Grenchen (CH)

La Partenza

14 February 2022
"La Partenza" by Oliver Waespi featured on CD-Release "Grischuns dal Cor" for Claves Records with Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden under Philippe Bach, alongside works by Derungs, d'Alessandro and Juon. "Grischuns dal Cor" receivews Supersonic Award by pizzicato.lu Magazine.

Deep Space - Premiere

22 January 2022
Oliver Waespi's new work for symphonic wind orchestra, "Deep Space", commissioned by WASBE Switzerland, will be first performed by the Blasorchester Feldmusik Sarnen, conducted by Sandro Blank, on 22 and 23 January 2022 at Aula Cher, Sarnen (CH). The concert features further works by Reed, Ticheli, Jager and Mackey.

Volatile Gravity

16 January 2022
Recording of "Volatile Gravity" with Jojo Mayer and Basel Sinfonietta conducted by Baldur Brönnimann by Radio SRF 2 now online on neo.mx3.ch:

Other Lives, Audivi Media Nocte and La Passiun at the Swiss Nationals in Montreux

27 November 2021
The work "La Passiun" by Oliver Waespi will be performed by the Elite bands at the Swiss Brass Band Championships on Saturday 27 November 2021 from 12.45 hrs at the Auditorium Stravinsky in Montreux. Furthermore, "Other Lives" and "Audivi Media Nocte" will be featured as own choice selections of two bands in the Championship Section on Sunday 28 November 2021 in the afternoon. See you in Montreux!

Deep Space - Composer talk with Oliver Waespi

24 October 2021
Composer talk with Oliver Waespi and the Feldmusik Sarnen conducted by Sandro Blank, organized by WASBE Switzerland

Komponistenwerkstatt in Österreich

11 August 2021
Vom 11. bis 14. August 2021 leitet Oliver Waespi in Bludenz (A) die Kompositionswerkstatt am Österreichischen Blasmusikforum 2021.

Audivi Media Nocte with NJBO

08 July 2021
"Audivi Media Nocte" will be performed by the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Switzerland under the baton of Hervé Grelat, at various locations from 8 to 10 July 2021.
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