A new video recording of a concert by Esther Saladin is now available online: For the 100th birthday of the composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann, the cellist is performing his sonata for cello solo from the year 1960.

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Esther Saladin's solo project "White Masks" is a cycle for cello, live electronics and resonating masks, with music by Silvia Rosani, Rebecca Saunders and Ori Talmon.

Together with Siliva Rosani on live electronics, the project will be performed on November 24, 2016 at the Goldsmith…

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Esther Saladin is a founding member of the Piano Trio uBu from Cologne, who received the Boris Pergamenschikow Prize for Contemporary Chamber Music in 2016 this year. The prize has been shared and goes to the Berlin colleagues of the Furiant Quartet as well. Congratulations to both ensembles!


Festival Dias de Música Electroacústica (Festival DME)

WHITE MASKS Residency & Performance




Esther Saladin, a young Swiss cellist and scholarship alumna of the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie, is a multi-facetted musician indeed: As soloist and chamber musician, her performances run the gamut from the standard repertoire to 20th-century classical music and 21st-century works. Her artistic pursuits give pride of place to freely improvised music and projects transcending fixed definitions of segments or styles. In addition, Esther Saladin performs as the cellist of the Améi Quartet, which devotes itself primarily to premiering and reciting contemporary works.

Raised in a family of musicians in Zurich, she began taking cello and piano lessons while still a toddler. Her first formative teachers were Reto Cuonz and Rebecca Firth (cello), as well as Lorenz Rey and Margie Wu (piano). Her early solo recitals, which featured cello concerti by Camille Saint-Saëns and Joseph Haydn as well as Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch, gave Esther Saladin significant encouragement, spurring her on in her desire to pursue a musical…

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