Three young soloists from L’Orchestre International de Genève – pianist Louis Schwizgebel (First Prize, Young Concert Artists International Auditions), cellist Lionel Cottet (2010 Swiss Ambassador’s Award) and violinist François Sochard (First Prize, National Conservatory of Music, Paris) – join forces to pay homage to Jean-Jacques Rousseau as musician, and other composers with close links to Geneva. The program includes the U.S. premiere of Variations on a Theme by J.J. Rousseau by Friedrich W. Kalkbrenner and André-François Marescotti; Ravel’s “Ondine” from Gaspard de la nuit; Brahms’ Scherzo in C Minor and Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 2, 6 and 7; Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49; and Liszt’s Les Cloches de Genève.
Top: Musicians, left to right:
Louis Schwizgebel (piano)
Lionel Cottet (cello)
François Sochard (violin)
In partnership with L’Orchestre International de Genève and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation
Event Date & Time
Saturday, March 10, 7:30P.M.
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67th Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues)
Free and open to the public
RSVP required: (212) 501-3330 or