Hansheinz Schneeberger was born in Berne in 1926 and began playing the violin at the age of six. He studied the violin in Berne, Lucerne, Paris and the United States.
A virtuoso performer, he is in constant demand as a soloist with leading orchestras both in Switzerland and abroad. He also performs very successfully in chamber music groups. Schneeberger has given many world premiere performances of important works, including Bela Bartok's first Violin Concerto, the Violin Concerto by Frank Martin and the "Tempora" Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Klaus Huber.
Schneeberger has made several records.
1. Frank Martin: Allegro tranquillo (1st movement). From Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Live recording at Radio Geneva in 1968
2. Klaus Huber: Tempora (excerpt). From Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Municipal Orchestra of Winterthur; Francis Travis, conductor
Live recording at the 1970 World Music Festival of the International Society for Modern Music, Basel
3. Bela Bartok: Conclusion. From Concerto for Violin and Orchestra no. 1, op. posth.
Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Radio Orchestra Beromünster; Charles Dutoit, conductor
Live recording at Radio Zurich in 1966
Musica Helvetica MH 34. Leading Swiss Artists of the Concert Stage. Hansheinz Schneeberger (violin). Produced 1975 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.
Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.