David Riniker

David Riniker

David Riniker initially studied with Jean Paul Guéneux and later in the concert class of António Menèses in Basel. Riniker perfected his skills through masterclasses with Arto Noras, Boris Pergamenschikow, Wolfgang Boettcher and David Geringas. Riniker is a laureate of various competitions. Since 1995 he has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Riniker performs regularly as a soloist and in demand chamber musician in many European countries, the USA and Japan. The musician is a member of the 12 cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Among Riniker’s chamber music partners were among others Josef Suk, Emmanuel Pahud, Albrecht Mayer, Sebastian Breuninger.

Adrian Oetiker

Adrian Oetiker

After completing his first piano lessons with his father and Hans-Rudolf Boller, Adrian Oetiker studied in the masterclass of Homero Francesch at the Zurich University of the Arts and at Bella Davidovich's Juilliard School in New York. Lazar Berman was also one of Oetiker’s teachers. Early on, he received various national awards and scholarships, and soon followed success in international competitions (Cologne, Clara Haskil, Dublin and others). In 1995 he won the international piano competition of the ARD in Munich.

Since 1996, Oetiker has been a professor for piano at the University of Music Basel. Since 2010, Oetiker has also been The Artistic Director of the International Summer Academy Lenk. In 2011, he was appointed to the University of Music and Theater in Munich.

Christoph Streuli

Christoph Streuli

Christoph Streuli completed his first studies at the conservatory Winterthur with Rudolf Bamert and in the masterclass of Aida Stucki. The Zurich violinist continued his training with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam from 1991-1994. While in master classes with Franco Gulli, Walter Levin and the Melos Quartet, Streuli perfected his skills. In 1997, Streuli became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker. As a dedicated chamber musician, he was a member of the Scharoun Ensemble and performed with Guy Braunstein, Leonidas Kavakos, Julia Fischer, Yuja Wang and Bishara Harouni.

About Feininger-Trio

In 2005, Adrian Oetiker (pianist) and the Berliner Philharmoniker Christoph Streuli (violinist) and David Riniker (violoncellist) founded The Feininger Trio. The patron saint of The Trio, Lyonel Feininger is also known as a graphic artist designer, painter and the co-founder of The Bauhaus. Feininger's Berlin studio was not far from the rehearsal site of the ensemble in the district of Berlin-Zehlendorf. The close proximity allowed Him to feel closely connected as a personality as well as to his work.

In addition to the stylistic variety, the three musicians embody warmth, expressiveness and sophistication. The Trio also explores the border areas as part of the basis of their musical interpretations. From the critics, the Trio is repeatedly highlighted for their wide range of nuances and timbres, but also for their expressive and gripping game as well as intoxicating presentation (Fono Forum).

In addition to various concert podiums in Berlin, Hamburg, Salzburg, Munich and also smaller concert cycles, The Feiningers regularly play at the festivals in Baden Baden and Zurich.

The Feininger Trio has been setting programmatic priorities for several years. Music from Bohemia in the center of their performances can be heard on the CD released at Avi Music Cologne in November, 2013. The CD also includes compositions by Suk, Smetana and Dvořák. In the last season, the Feiningers turned to France and appropriately appeared in May 2017. Also at Avi Music preformed The Trios of Debussy and Ravel.

In co-production with Deutschland Radio, the Feiningers have begun this season with a Brahms cycle: the three trios of Johannes Brahms are combined with the trios of Zemlinsky, Korngold and Goldmark.

A special treat in German-speaking countries is the collaboration between the three musicians and the actress Katharina Thalbach. On the occasion of the Easter Festival in Baden Baden they designed a very atmospheric program according to the motto ".... sink down, night of love ..." with works by Schubert and Chopin and poetry by Rilke, Gottfried Benn, Lasker-Schüler and others. This performance is very well received by both the audience and the organizers.

David Riniker studied cello with Jean-Paul Guéneux and Antonio Meneses in Basel, the city where he was born. He rounded off his musical training by attending masterclasses with Arto Noras, Boris Pergamenschikow, Wolfgang Boettcher and David Geringas. Riniker has often been selected for foundation scholarships and has won a series of competitions. He became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1995. He has also performed widely as soloist and as chamber musician (also with the late violinist Josef Suk) at a great number of European, American and Japanese venues. Riniker is also a member of the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic and of the Breuninger String Quartet.

Swiss pianist Adrian Oetiker received his first piano lessons from his father and from Hans Rudolf Boller. Oetiker studied in the class of Homero Francesch at Zurich School of the Arts and with Bella Davidovich at Juilliard School of Music; Lazar Berman was also one of his teachers. After having reaped a series of successes at competitions, Oetiker won the renowned ARD International Piano Competition in Munich in 1995. Since then he has been pursuing a remarkable worldwide career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has made appearances throughout Europe, Australia and the US, with orchestras including the Tonhalle (Zurich) and the Bavarian RSO (Munich). Oetiker was repeatedly invited to perform in Australia in the wake of his European tour with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has made guest appearances at the Berlin Philharmonie, at Leipzig Gewandhaus, at Salzburg Festival Hall and at La Fenice in Venice. Oetiker has held a piano professorship at Basel School of Music since 1996, and in 2011 he was also appointed to teach at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. Furthermore, in 2010 he was entrusted with the artistic direction of the International Summer Academy in Lenk (Simmental, Switzerland).

Born in Lucerne, Christoph Streuli began playing the violin when he was eight years old. After his first studies in the classes of Rudolf Bauert and Aida Stucki at the Musikhochschule in Winterthur, he pursued his training from 1991 to 1994 under the guidance of Herman Krebbers at Amsterdam Conservatory, and honed his skills in masterclasses with Franco Gulli, Walter Levin and the Melos String Quartet. In 1997, Christoph Streuli became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker. His passion for chamber music has led him to work within two renowned ensembles, the Scharoun Ensemble (Berlin) and Berlin Baroque Soloists. He also performs in tandem with colleagues such as Guy Braunstein, Amihai Grosz and Ludwig Quandt, Ulrich Knörzer, as well as with pianists Yuja Wang and Bishara Harouni. He also forms a duo with David Riniker.