"In command of a great musical gift... his Schubert put us just about as close to Heaven as any Swiss Alp can get." — Bachtrack.com
Award-winning pianist Frederic Bager has appeared across Europe and the rest of the world. He has performed Brahms piano concerti at venues such as the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Cologne Philharmonie, St John’s Smith Square London, Salle Métropole Lausanne, Salle Paderewski Lausanne, French Church Berne and St Peter’s Church Zurich. Last year he was invited to perform Liszt’s Totentanz with the Orchestre Symphonique Genevois conducted by Hervé Klopfenstein at a charity concert for the Red Cross in Victoria Hall, Geneva. Recent engagements also include residencies at the Davos Festival (2018 and 2019, returning in 2020), as well as recitals at St James’ Piccadilly (London), Colston Hall (Bristol), Palanga Kurhaus (Lithuania), TangoBrücke Einbeck (Germany), Week-End Musical de Pully and Automne Musical d’Ollon (Switzerland). He has performed live on Swiss classical channel Espace 2.
Frederic’s album, Dawnsong, recorded with Sheva Collection, features works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Alban Berg.
Frederic studied with Andrew Ball at the Royal College of Music and with Ian Fountain at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a scholar and prizewinner at both institutions. At the Royal Academy of Music, he was awarded a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital and held the Hodgson Fellowship.
Born in London in 1991, Frederic grew up in Switzerland and began playing the piano at an early age, studying at the Lausanne and Geneva conservatories. He subsequently studied with John Byrne at Wells Cathedral School (UK), and during that time toured China and Hong Kong as soloist. He was Keyboard Finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition.
Frederic enjoys combining his passions for music and travel. He has toured India, performing in Bombay, Goa, Calcutta, Bangalore and Pune, and also appeared on television in Bangladesh. Aside from his main vocation as soloist, Frederic performs as chamber musician and accompanist, studying the Lieder repertoire with the celebrated Roger Vignoles.
He has received the generous support of Pour-cent Culturel Migros.