Hansheinz Schneeberger

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Hansheinz Schneeberger (born in Bern on October 16, 1926) is a Swiss violinist.

Born in Bern, he studied under Walter Kägi at the conservatory in Bern, as well as Carl Flesch and Boris Kamensky.

He formed a string quartet and gave concerts with it and as a soloist. Schneeberger was the soloist in the premieres of Frank Martin’s violin concerto in 1952, Béla Bartók’s first violin concerto in 1958 and Klaus Huber’s ‘Tempora’ in 1970.

He plays a Stradivari violin from 1731 he acquired in 1959 by the luthier Pierre Gerber in Lausanne.

His readings of the six Bach unaccompanied sonatas and partitas (BWV. 1001/6) recorded in 1987 (Jecklin JS 266/7-2) are highly distinguished, both stylistically and expressively.

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