Samuel Hirsch

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 1999/07/29
Promoted by EMCY, GMAF - The Young Hearts Music Tour, 2018

Born in 1999, Samuel Hirsch entered the Lausanne Conservatory in 2003. After following musical initiation lessons, he began studying violin at the age of seven under Tina Strinning. In 2012, he joined classes led by François Sochard, concertmaster at the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. At the age of fourteen, he’s accepted to study the Bachelor violin programme under Renaud Capuçon, and simultaneously continues his studies in secondary school. He obtained the Swiss Maturité and a Bachelor from the Lausanne University of Music in June 2017, and is now continuing his studies under Renaud Capuçon to obtain a Master.

Since 2009, he followed or has been following chamber music lessons given by Hans Egidi, violist of Sine Nomine Quartet, Dagoberto Linhares and Vincent Coq, pianist of the Wanderer Trio.

He has played in several orchestras (the Lausanne Conservatory, HEMU, Quipasseparlà, Des Jeunes de la Suisse Romande, etc.) and frequently gives concerts in Switzerland and abroad.

He has notably won two First Prizes with Distinction and several Special Prizes, solo and with his quartet, at the SJMW CLASSICA 2016, and was nominated for the Youth Prize Lausanne, in December 2015.

He often follows masterclasses with teachers such as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ingolf Turban, Helge Slaato, Gilles Apap, and in chamber music with the Sine Nomine quartet, Markus Fleck of the Casal Quartett, as well as Gábor Takás-Nagy.

If you are interested in working with Samuel, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.


J. S. Bach, Parts from the six Sonatas and Partitas B.W.V.1001 and 1006
V. Barkauskas, Partita for solo violin
S. N. Eichberg, Improvisation (2016)
G. P. Telemann, Fantasias for solo violin
E. Ysaÿe, Sonatas for solo violin (Op. 27, No. 3, 4 and 6)

With Piano

L. Van Beethoven, Violin sonatas (Op. 12, 24 and 30, No. 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8)
J. Brahms, Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor (Op.108)
C. Franck, Violin Sonata in A Major F.W.V.8
W. A. Mozart, Violin Sonata in F Major K.454
M. Ravel, Violin Sonata No.2 in G Major M.77
H. Wieniawski, Polonaise No.1 in D Major (Op.4)
H. Wineniawski, Scherzo Tarantelle (Op.16)

Chamber Music

J. Brahms, String Quartet No.2 in A minor 1st Violin (Op.51)
J. Halvorsen, Passacaglia for Violin and Viola after Haendel
J. Haydn, String Quartet in F Major 2nd Violin (Op.77)
G. Mahler, Piano Quartet in A minor
F. Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No.1 in D minor (Op.49)
F. Mendelssohn, String Octet in E flat Major 1st Violin (Op.20)
F. Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.2 in A minor 2nd Violin (Op.13)
W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintetin A Major K.581
W. A. Mozart, Duo for Violin and Viola No.1 in G Major K.423
N. Paganini, Sonata concertata for Violin and Guitar in A Major MS 2
M. Ravel, String Quartet in F Major, 1st violin M.35
M. Ravel, Sonata for violin and cello M.73
R. Schumann, Piano Quartet in E flat Major (Op.47)
D. Shostakovich, Piano Trio No.2 in E minor (Op.67)
D. Shostakovich, String Quartet No.8 in C minor (Op.110)
D. Shostakovich, 5 Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano (arr. L. Atovmyan)
I. Stravinski, 3 Pieces for String Quartets

With Orchestra

M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (Op.26)
A. Glazunov, Violin Concerto in A minor (Op.82)
E. W. Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major (Op.35)
E. Lalo, Symphonie espagnole in D minor (Op.21)
F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto No.1 in D minor
F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto No.2 in E minor (Op.64)
M. Ravel, Tzigane M.76
C. Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor (Op.61)
C. Saint Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor (Op 28)
C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise in E Major (Op.83)
P. Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Op.20)
D. Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor (Op.77)
A. Vivaldi, L’Inverno RV297, (Op.8)


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