June 01st, 2015
Switzerland, Zurich University of the Arts
Zurich Ensemble: Fabio di Càsola, clarinet; Kamilla Schatz, violin; Pi-Chin Chien, cello; Benjamin Engeli, piano; Guest: Christiane Boesiger, soprano
Settings of texts by Tim Krohn, premiere
January 23rd, 2015
World premiere of «Taiwan Rhapsody» and «Six Taiwanese Songs» for cello and orchestra; Pi-Chin Chien, cello; National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO conducted by Wen-Pin Chien
On 23rd and 24th of January 2015 the world premieres of both works were played by Pi-Chin Chien, cello and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO conducted by well-known Taiwanese conductor Wen-Pin Chien. Through his wife, the cellist Pi-Chin Chien, Fabian Müller has a strong relation with the land and culture of Taiwan for more than two decades. After several arrangements of Taiwanese folk songs for chamber music ensembles in the past years, the idea of bringing traditional songs into a western symphonic context was created in spring 2012. The result are two concerto-like works for cello and symphony orchestra: the «Taiwan Rhapsody» in three movements and the Suite «Six Taiwanese Songs» based on six traditional songs. Both works are just released on CD by Sony Classical Taiwan.
October 10th, 2014
«Taiwan Rhapsody» - New CD with Pi-Chin Chien, cello and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London and conductor Wen-Pin Chien for Sony Classical
The «Taiwan Rhapsody» in three movements and the Suite «Six Taiwanese Songs» based on six traditional songs are just released on CD by Sony Classical Taiwan. On this CD the works are played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London with Pi-Chin Chien as soloist and under the direction of well-known Taiwanese conductor Wen-Pin Chien.
August 10th, 2014
World Premieres: Vibraphone Concerto and «Clatterclank» for Dame Evelyn Glennie
Swiss tour (Geneva, Rieden; Tonhalle Zurich) with two world premieres: A Vibraphone Concerto, as well as «Clatterclank» a homage to Jean Tinguely for snare drum and string orchestra. The acclaimed percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, to whom the works are dedicated, accompanied by the «Weinberger Chamber Orchestra» conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.
September 12th, 2013
New SONY CD with Fabio Di Càsola and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Fabio Di Càsola, clarinet and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Willi Zimmermann have recorded 20 of Fabian Müller‘s song transcriptions for SONY. There are original songs for voice and piano by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Grieg.
The CD will be released in October 2013.
May 08th, 2013
New portrait CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, conducted by Claude Villaret, with Antonio Meneses and Pi-Chin Chien, cello
In July a portrait CD was released by the German label ARS Produktion with the orchestral works «Eiger», «Concerto for Orchestra», and «Dialogues Cellestes», a double concerto for two cellos and orchestra. The latter was created on the initiative of Antonio Meneses and was first performed with him and Pi-Chin Chien 2009. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Claude Villaret, who has also directed the premiere.