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New Swiss Talents - Patrick Genet (NST 16/1985)

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Patrick Genet was born in 1960 in the western Swiss city of Lausanne. He received his early tuition at the age of only five and later studied at the Lausanne Conservatory.

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At age 16 he won first prizes in competitions organized by the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich and the "Jeunesses Musicales de Suisse". At 19 he received his teaching diploma. A year later he was awarded his soloist's diploma. Further studies in West Germany and Belgium followed. Patrick Genet is rapidly achieving widespread recognition not only as a soloist, but also as a member of several leading Swiss ensembles (Trio Musiviva, Quatuor Sine Nomine, Camerata Berne). In 1984 he won the annual Soloist's Prize of the Swiss Musician's Association.

Musical content

1. Maurice Ravel: Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert
Patrick Genet, violin; Philippe Dinkel, piano
Recorded at the Studio Victor-Desarzens, Lausanne, 23 March 1984 by Radio Suisse Romande
2. Armin Schibler: 1st, 4th and 8th Movements. From "Pantomimes Solitaires"
Patrick Genet, violin; Anne Bauer, piano
Recorded on the occasion of the Soloists' Competiton of the Swiss Musicians' Association in La-Chaux-de-Fonds on 25 August 1984 by Radio Suisse Romande
3. W.A. Mozart: Rondo in C major KV 373
Patrick Genet, violin; Anne Bauer, piano
Recorded on the occasion of the Soloists' Competiton of the Swiss Musicians' Association in La-Chaux-de-Fonds on 25 August 1984 by Radio Suisse Romande

Production information

Musica Helvetica. New Swiss Talents NST 16. Patrick Genet (violin). Produced 1985 for SBC / SRI by Colin Farmer.

Background information

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.

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