Ariane Haering

Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1976, she began learning the piano at the age of 5, taking lessons at the Collège musical de la Chaux-de-Fonds with Cécile Pantillon in 1983. She entered the Conservatory in Catherine Courvoisier’s class at the age of 12, while attending the gymnasium in the classical section and professional theory classes. At the age of 16, she obtained her teaching diploma as well as the Higher Performance Diploma. She then spent a year in the USA in the class of Clifton Matthews, at the North Carolina School of the Arts, University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem. She returned to Switzerland at the age of 17 and entered the Lausanne Conservatory to continue her studies in Brigitte Meyer’s class. Three years later, she obtained her “First Prize of Virtuosity with the Congratulations of the Jury”.

During these years of study, she participated and won several times the Swiss Youth Music Competition, the Eurovision 1992, reached the semi-final of the Clara Haskil Competition and was named in 1993 “Young Soloist of the Year” by the Communauté des Radios Publiques de Langue Française, crowned by a concert tour in Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as numerous radio recordings and participations in the programs of Espace 2, France Musique, Radio Canada-Quebec and RTBF.

She attended and participated in the creation of the Boswiler Sommer in 2001, and has participated in it many times since. In 2001, after much personal reflection, she left Switzerland and moved to Salzburg. There she became a much sought-after figure in Austria and made her mark internationally as a soloist and chamber musician.

She shares the stage with artists such as Benjamin Schmid, Matthias Schorn, Bernard Richter, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Clemens Hagen, Ramon Jaffé, Veronika Hagen, Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Martin Fröst, Christian Poltera, Hans-Heinz Schneeberger, the Doric, Casal, Brodsky, St. Petersburg and Mozarteum Quartets.

Invited to festivals in Europe, North and South America, South Africa and Asia, she can be heard in Risor in Norway, Mattsee and Mondsee in Austria, Stellenbosch, Taiwan, Tokyo and Osaka, Capri and Monte Carlo.

Her appearances at the Salzburger Festspiele, the Salzburger Mozart Woche, the Stiftung Mozarteum and the Klavier Festival Ruhr (D), confirm her as an internationally renowned artist.

The 2008-2020 seasons are punctuated by solo appearances at the Tonhalle Zürich with Rachmaninov’s 2nd Concerto under the baton of Johannes Schlaefli, at the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto under the direction of Ralf Weikert, at the KKL in Lucerne on several occasions in Mozart concertos (among others with the Camerata Schweiz and the Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks), with the Académie des Archets under the direction of Tibor Varga, with the Houston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its principal conductor Hans Graf.

She returns regularly to Switzerland, invited to numerous piano and chamber music festivals, from Geneva to St. Gallen, via Lausanne, Bern, Basel, Lugano, Winterthur, Solothurn, Neuchâtel and always in her native town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. (Boswiler Sommer, Les Amplitudes, Société de Musique de Neuchâtel / La Chaux-de-Fonds, Concerts de Montbenon, Concerts Club Migros, Kyburgiade, Piano à St- Ursanne, Schubertiade d’Espace 2, Festival de Gstaad, Swiss Alpine Classics Andermatt, Festival de Davos) As of 2015, she formed the duo “ariadita” with pianist Ardita Statovci, which performed in Switzerland, Kosovo, Austria (Festpielhaus Erl, Wiener Musikverein) and Germany (Elbphilharmonie Hamburg). Together they create works written for their group and commissioned by the Aspekte Festival in Salzburg. (Johannes Maria Staud, Alexander Müllenbach)

In 2016, Ariane Haering is co-founder of the “Alban Berg Ensemble Wien”, a septet with residence in the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna. The ensemble is establishing an annual festival in 2018 in Ossiach, the

“BergFrühling”. ABEW records its first CD for Deutsche Grammophon (released in 2020).

As a mother of four children, Ariane Haering lives in Salzburg and invests as much energy in the well-being of her family as in the realization of her musical dreams.