Karl-Andreas Kolly

Klavier - piano

Karl-Andreas Kolly studied with Hans Schicker at the Music Academy in Zurich, in Karl Engel’s masterclass in Berne and with Mieczyslaw Horczowsky in Lucerne. Successful participations in many competitions including first price at Jecklin, Landolt and Duttweiler Price in Zurich, Tschumi-Price for the best soloist-diploma and Prix Maurice Sandoz. In 1990 he won the first price for Young Musicians of the UBS.

Karl-Andreas Kolly is performing as a soloist and a chamber musician all over Europe, in Japan, China, Korea, Australia and the USA and has been invited to several international festivals. He played with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Basel and the Berne symphony orchestra, the Barcelona National orchestra, the Vienna Jeunesse, the Slovak Radio Symphony and many others.

Kolly’s huge repertoire is recorded on more than 90 CDs. Among them:The Goldberg Variations, the Well-tempered Piano I&II and the complete Suites and Partitas by J.S.Bach, all the Etudes, Ballades, Nocturnes, Polonaises, Valses and Mazurkas by Chopin, works of Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and the piano concertos of Skrjabin, Glasunow, Busoni, d’Albert and Franz Schmidt.

With the “Trio Novanta” he recorded the complete piano trios of Brahms and César Franck.

Karl-Andreas Kolly is Professor at the Zurich University of Fine Arts and gives masterclasses in Europe, Japan, China and Chile.