Cellist Chiara Enderle, hailed by The Strad as “a truly impressive young artist”, is a passionate soloist and chamber musician.
Born into a family of musicians in Zürich, Switzerland, Chiara spent her early childhood accompanying her parents’ string quartet on concert tours all over the world.
Her principal cello teachers were Thomas Grossenbacher in Zürich, Jens Peter Maintz in Berlin, and Steven Isserlis.
Chiara is the 1st prize winner of both the International Lutoslawski Cello Competition (Warsaw) and the Pierre Fournier Award (London).
She appears regularly as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), the Kammerphilharmonie Potsdam, the Münchner Kammerorchester, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and National Philharmonic in Warsaw.
The past seasons included concerts with the Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Tonhalle Orchestra, recitals and chamber music concerts in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Chile, Poland and the USA, as well as a debut at Lucerne Festival in summer 2017. In December 2018 Chiara will make her debut with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.
Chiara’s first CD – Paul Wranitzky’s Cello Concerto with the Münchner Kammerorchester under Howard Griffiths – was released by Sony in 2016. Her second recording, featuring works by the Swiss composer Ernest Bloch, was released by Musiques Suisses in 2017.
Building on her love for community-based chamber music projects, Chiara is the artistic director of the concert series “Musik im Morgental” in Zürich and co-founder of the “Cello Springs Festival” in Yellow Springs (USA). Since 2018 she is a member of the renowned Carmina Quartet.