Hans Joerg Fink
Hans Joerg Fink, contemporary artist and interperter of todays Swiss music scene.Born in Basel. His piano studies began in Bern with Franz Josef Hirt and continued in Basel with Klaus Linder. Diploma and masters diploma both with honors. He continued his studies in Florence with Orazio Frugoni. Participated in various masterclasses, for example with alfred Brendel in London. Prize winner in various competitions as soloist and chamber music player: Enna, Caltanissetta, Trapani, Winner of the international Max Reger competition in Sondershausen.
1977 Reciever of the "Kunstpreises der Stadt Solothurn". Performances with the following orchestras as soloist: Sinfonieorchester Basel, Chamber Symphony Basel, Basel Sinfonietta,Philharmonisches Orchester Odessa, Staatsorchester der Krim, Philharmonische Orchester in Donetsk und Dnjepropetrovsk, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Aargauer Symphonieorchester, Orchestra Palazzo Pitti di Firenze, Symphonieorchester Caracas, State chamber orchestra of Kazachstan, Camerata St. Petersburg, Ludus Ensemble, Stadtorchester Solothurn. Under the direction of: Andreas Spörri, Bernhard Wulff, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jan Schultsz, Hobart Earle, Edmund de Stoutz and Jean-Luc Darbelley among others.
As an expereinced and in demand accompanist, he performs regularly with the following artists:
Voice: Kurt Widmer, Helene Schneidermann, Antoinette Faes, Frederic Bolli, Dieter Schnerring with recent tours on various cruise trips.
Violin: Thomas Füri, Raphael Oleg, Liviu Prunaru, Adam Taubitz, Natalia Prichepenko, Kamilla Schatz, Simone Zgraggen, Stefan Tönz, Aiman Mussakha, Willi Zimmermann, Antonio Nunez, Hans-Heinz Schneeberger, Egidius Streiff.
Viola: Christoph Schiller, Hatto Beyerle, Ulrich Koch, Alexander Besa.
Cello: Thomas Demenga, Heinrich Schiff, Nerina Mancini, Emil Rovner, Luzius Gartmann, Iwan Monighetti.
Flute: Felix Renggli, Philipp Racine.
Clarinet: Fabio di Casola, Hans-Rudolf Stalder, Mike Reid, Francois Benda, Bernhard Röthlisberge.
Oboe: Robin Canter, Emanuel abbühl, Riccardo Riveiro.
Sax: Marcus Weiss, Iwan Roth, Daniel Gauthier, Klaus Pfister, Beat Hofstetter, Lars Mlekusch.
Trombone: Christian Lindberg.
Drama: Markus Delz.
Piano duo: Gerard Wyss, Wolfram Lorenzen, Robert Kolinsky, Jean Baptiste Müller, Jovanka Banjac.
Hans Joerg Fink is regularly invited to accompany international masterclasses from various artist such as: Sachar Bron, Gidon Kremer, Lynn Harrell, Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamentschikov, Maria Stader.
Numerous collaborations for the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival and the 2 Days/2 Nights festival in Odessa.
Since over 20 years, official acompanist for the international competition in Geneva.
Since 1980, Mr. Fink is the oficial acompanist for the Musikhochschule Basel, where he also teaches a chamber music class. Additionally, he has recently taught and given masterclasses in South Korea.
His Repertoire includes most literature for voice, strings, winds and brass.
Mr. Fink also works for piano duo and four hands. Mr. Fink has experience in symphony orchestra playing and in drama projects with actors. HF worked for numerous chamber music ensembles: Camerata Variabile, Aura, Avalon-Trio, Klangforum Wien.
Well known and talented contemporary composers have written works for HF: Martin Derungs, Simon Caflisch, Peter Escher, Laurent Mettraux, Viktoria Poleva, Sergei Pyljutikov, Frederi Bolli, Julia Schwartz, Valentin Marti.
Frederic Bolli dedicated his concerto for piano and chamber orcehstra to Mr. Fink.
Mr. Fink premiered the Concertinos from Peter Escher with the Camerata St. Petersburg.
Mr. Fink was the first to have performed the Mozart (414) A Major piano concerto in the Ukraine.
Other permiers: Arthur Honegger/Concertino (Ukraine), Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for piano and 44 strings (Switzerland, Venezuela), Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso (Odessa), Julien Francois Zbinden: Concertino (Ukraine), Daniel Schnyder: Piano Concerto No.1 (St. Petersburg and Astana), Ernest Bloch: piano quintet/Werner Bärtschi: Wiederkehrende Signale/Frank Martin: piano quintet/Alfred Schnittke: piano quintet(Israel,Ukraine)Bohuslav martinu: Concertino (basel, Symphony orchestra).
Radio recordings: Scott Joplin/20 Ragtimes, with the participation of Gerard Wyss (DRS 2), Robert Suter/Sonata, Robert Schumann/Sonata in F sharp minor, Dora Pejacevic/piano concerto, Joh.Seb.Bach/piano concerto with the Chamber Symphony Basel, Lieder and duets with Brigitte Balley and Antoinette Faes, Friedrich Kuhlau/Sonata for flute, works by Schumann, Brahms, Weber and Kelterborn with Fabio di Casola, premiered works for piano written by Julia Schwartz and Frederic Bolli, Gion Antoni Derungs/Trio op. 159 (Avalon) (Radio Rumantsch Chur), Johannes Brahms/Trio op. 114, various pieces for Saxophonand piano with Iwan Roth and Marcus Weiss.
TV recordings in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Africa.
Discography:Piano quintet by Edward Elgar with the Aura-Quartett (Koch Discover International), piano quintet by Ernest Bloch with the Aura-Quartett (Musikszene Schweiz), chamber music works for flute and piano with Wendy Quinlan (Flute @ Paris), chamber music works by Peter Escher (ars musica).
Mr. Fink has performed in the following countries: Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, England, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, South Korea, India, Israel, USA, Venezuela, Kazakhstan.