Bruno Meier, Nicolas Corti and Han Jonkers are playing in Trio since 1990. 2001 they released the CD „Serenades from the Biedermeier“ - with music of Antonio Diabelli and Joseph Kreutzer (Pan-Classics 510 126). Here you find some extracts:
Bruno Meier, Flöte
The Swiss flautist Bruno Meier was taught by André Jaunet (Zurich), Marcel Moyse (Brattleboro/USA) and by Peter-Lukas Graf at the Basle Conservatory; it was in Basle that he passed his soloist’s diploma with distinction. Meier is active in many fields, as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and as solo flautist in various well-known chamber orchestras.
Meier has given solo and chamber music performances in Switzerland, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Russia (with tours in 1982 and 1990) and Byelorussia (with tours in 1996, 1997 and 1999), where he gave master classes at the Music Academy in Minsk. He has made numerous recordings, both for CD and radio.
Meier is also active as a musicologist, and in the past years he has done increasing research into unknown flute concertos and chamber music for flute, some of which he has recorded on CD (on Koch-Schwann), as for example his world-first recordings of flute concertos by Myslivecek, Vanhal, Krommer, Rosetti, Reicha and Witt, together with the Prague Chamber Orchestra.
Nicolas Corti, Viola
Nicolas Corti (*1956) studied viola with his fatherOttavio Corti at the Zurich Conservatory, after having completed his maturity in a grammar school. There he did his teaching, orchestral and solo diplomas. He then went to New York for intensive studies with Emanuel Vardi (the former soloviolist under Arthuro Toscannini with the famous NBC orchestra) for one year.
Since 1976 he has worked freelance in the Zurich Tonhalle and Opera Orchestras. He was also 15 yearsmember of the well known Collegium Musicum Zürich under Paul Sacher until this orchestra ended in 1992.
He gives solo performances and also plays in various chamber music formations (as the Swiss Chamber Trio ( Flute,Viola and Guitar , the Trio Musaïque with flute,viola and harpe and many other changing formations and duo with piano).
In 1982, Corti was co-founder of the Amati Quartet that has become internationally known, thanks to its many concert appearances in most famous concerthouses in the world and recordings with several compactdisc prices in Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.
With the Amati Quartet Corti had numerous concerts with great musicians as: Krystian Zimerman, Bruno Canino, Karl Engel, Rudolf Buchbinder, David Geringas, Antonio Meneses, Heinrich Schiff, Anner Bjilsma, Steven Isserlis, Eduard Brunner, Paul Meyer, Karl Leister, Bruno Giuranna, Gérard Caussé, James Galway, Jaques Zoon and others. The Amati Quartet finished playing 2009. About 30 compact disques show the very high quality of this ensemble.
Since 1996, Corti is professor for viola and chamber music at the Zurich University of Arts.
In 2004 he joined as Violasoloist (50%) the Winterthur Orchestra, the „Musikkollegium Winterthur“
In 2008 he was member of the Jury of the international Tromp Stringquartet Competition in Eindhoven (Netherlands).
han jonkers, guitar
The Dutch guitarist Han Jonkers (*1958) studied guitar with Hans-Lutz Niessen at the Maastricht Conservatory. After acquiring his teaching and soloist’s diplomas, he was given a scholarship to study with Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena in Italy, where he was awarded the “Diploma di Merito”. Further studies took him to Konrad Ragossnig and Oscar Ghiglia at the Basle Conservatory, where he also took a soloist’s diploma. Han Jonkers was prizewinner at several international competitions, 1983 in Viña del Mar, Chile, and in 1985 at the Competition "Maria Canals" in Barcelona, Spain.
Since 1981 Han Jonkers is resident in Switzerland. He performs as a soloist and in chamber music formations. Han Jonkers gives workshops at colleges of music at home and abroad, and summer courses under the auspices of the Arosa (Switzerland) Music Festival. Within the framework of the Swiss canton of Aargau's partnership with Byelorussia, he plays concerts there regularly and gives master classes at the Minsk College of Music. An invitation to the "Festival Internacional de Música de Natal" led him to Brazil as well as to teaching at the "Universidade Federal da Bahia" in Salvador de Bahia.
Musikverlag Nepomuk, Aarau, publishes a series of music for guitar, of which he is the general editor. His CDs have been issued on CADENZA RECORDS and PAN CLASSICS, and have received praise from the critics.