Gabriel Emanuel Arnold plays concerts in Switzerland (e.g. recitals at the festival Sommet Musicaux de Gstaad 2006 and at the prestigious Tonhalle Zurich in 2010, 2011 and got 2015 ‘three’ standing ovations). He performs in England, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Taiwan and South Africa (e.g. 2015 in Pretoria with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Gerben Grooten, Schumann piano concerto; in Hermanus, the place of the whales, his public was fascinated by his composition ’song of the whales’). He composes, and performs his compositions successfully in Europe and S.A. (e.g. at the opening of the ‘Scientifica 2015’ at the ETH/University Zurich he played his composition ‘Light’ (ordered by them) for the first time. His new project ‘GrandPiano on Tour’ takes him to extraordinary places.
In 2011 Arnold’s Debut-CD was released, 2012 his second CD e.g. with Brahms’ 3nd Sonata, 2014 his third CD featuring e.g. Beethoven’s sonata Op 111.
Since 2015 he is ‘Steinway Artiste’ title-holder.
Gabriel Emanuel Arnold is a most remarkable pianist. He represents one of the few hopes for rejuvenating Classical piano music and recuperating a dwindling public. He has technique to burn, romantic appeal, style and elegance, and knows how to communicate with the public. He inspires as a musician, who can captivate his audience with his virtuosity and lyric.
Gabriel Emanuel Arnold was born in 1981 in Switzerland. He received his first musical education at the boy’s choir of the St. Ursen Cathedral Solothurn. He studied from 1992 piano at the Conservatoire de Genève with Alexei Golovine, from 1992 at the Academy of Music Basel, and 2004 - 2008 piano performance till diploma at the University of Arts Berlin with Professor Klaus Hellwig.
He participated in various master classes, e.g. of Alexis Weissenberg and Prof. Lev Naumov. At the Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg he studied with Prof. Andrzej Jasinski and Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov.
With concerts at outstanding festivals as the "Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad" and "Septembre Musicale de Montreux" or standing ovations at the two prestigeous "Tonhalle Zürich" Recitals as well as concerts on three continents, the young rising artist thrilles as follows:
"...over many years I have followed with fascination and admiration the steady rise of Gabriel E. Arnold's technique and musicality. Here is a talent combined with personal modesty and very delightful charm and presence."
Form Director Radio Program Departement
European Broadcasting Union, Geneva 12th November 2007
or like Mario Feninger, former pupil of Edwin Fischer, says:
"Gabriel E. Arnold is a most remarkable pianist. He represents one of the few hopes for rejuvenating Classical piano music and recuperating a dwindling public. He has technique to burn, romantic appeal, style and elegance, and knows how to communicate with his public. What more can one ask of a performer?"
Mario Feninger, Los Angeles, Oct. 15th 2008
Concert pianist, teacher, author and composer