On Friday 23 October 2015 the Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert took place at Hoddinott Hall , Millennium Centre , Cardiff Bay
This year’s musicians were:
Exciting new duo Viviane Chassot (accordion) and David Pia (cello) were the winners of this year’s Swiss Ambassador’s Award. They embarked on a UK Concert Tour in October 2015, performing in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh. Their unusual combination of instruments represented a new venture for this concert series.
The prize-winning pair, who both graduated in Switzerland, currently work with eminent conductors and are frequent guests at international festivals. An exclusive programme has been put together for this tour, including the world première of several pieces written for the duo by Swiss composer Helena Winkelman.