January 20th, 2017
Switzerland, Trogen AR, Evangelische Kirche
Bernhard Röthlisberger, clarinet: Pi-Chin Chien, violoncello
Premiere: Commission by the J.S. Bach Foundation – Musical Reflexion to Bach`s Kantata BWV 32, «Liebster Jesu mein Verlangen»
June 01st, 2016
CD recording with Christiane Boesiger, soprano and the Zurich ensemble
The work «In the beginning - Three attempts to invent the world» based on texts by Tim Krohn was recorded on CD by the soprano Christiane Boesiger and the Zurich Ensemble for the label ARS-production. The CD includes also Oliver Messiaen`s «Quatuor pour la fin du temps» and Volker David Kirchner`s work «Exil". It will be released at the beginning of June 2016.
May 01st, 2016
Nomination for the Swiss Music Award in 2016
Fabian Müller is one of the 15 nominees for the Swiss Music Award 2016 of the Federal Office for Culture of Switzerland BAK.
January 27th, 2016
«Extempore» at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf - Evelyn Glennie & Petru Iuga
«Extempore», a duo for vibraphone and double bass for Dame Evelyn Glennie and Petru Iuga was commissioned by the Ensemble Kandinsky. It is a musical homage to the painter Agnes Martin. The world premiere took place at the festival Resonances in Sils-Maria in September 2015. As part of a performance of the Kandinsky Ensemble in the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf with guest star Evelyn Glennie, she and Petru Iuga will play the work in the midst of the paintings by Agnes Martin on January 27 and 28..
January 01st, 2016
New work for the Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Within the project «Oeuvers Suisse» of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and commissioned by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra Fabian Müller wrote a new work for string orchestra. The premiere of «Canto» for String Orchestra will take place on March 1 2016 at the Tonhalle Zurich under the direction of Willi Zimmermann.
May 22nd, 2015
New CD-release at ARS-Produktion with soloists Kamilla Schatz, violin and Pi-Chin Chien, cello, accompanied by the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt conducted by Ruben Gazarian
In January 2015, the first concert of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt took place under its new leadership, the Armenian conductor Ruben Gazarian. The program was entirely devoted to the Swiss composers. An audiophile CD has now been released on the German label ARS Produktion. On this recording is Fabian Müller`s «Concerto per Klee» for cello, string orchestra and two horns, as well as two transcriptions by Fabian Müller, Ernest Bloch`s «Baal Shem» orchestrated for violin and string orchestra, and the Suite op 89 by Paul Juon arranged for violin, cello and string orchestra. The main work on the CD is Arthur Honegger`s Symphony No. 2.
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.