Friedemann Amadeus Treiber

Fotos: Jo Titze
Fotos: Jo Titze

Friedemann Amadeus Treiber was born in 1971 in Offenburg and received his first violin lessons at the age of 5 by his brother Felix followed by 10 years of study with Wolfgang Marschner (MHS Freiburg i. Br.) and Hansheinz Schneeberger (MHS Basel).


After his general qualification for university entrance in 1990 he was awarded the soloist diploma with honours in 1991 and the teaching diploma in 1992 at the University of Music Basel. 


International concert activities as soloist as well as chamber musician as well as appearances with notables orchestras (such as SWR Radio Orchestra, Nuremberg  Symphonic Orchetra, Stetti Philharmonics, Symphony Orchestra Basel, BAROSSA Festival Orchestra Australia, Ensemble for Modern Music in Zurich).


Broadcast recordings since 1985 in Deutschlandfunk, SWR, Swiss Radio DRS,  

Rundfunkaufnahmen seit 1985 im Deutschlandfunk, SWR, Schweizer Radio DRS, Australian Broadcast Corporation, CD recordings i.a. with Bach's solo Sonatas and Partitas, Paganini Caprices and solo sonatas by Reger, Bartók, and Henze, furthermore CD recordings as duo partner with the guitarist Klaus Jäckle from Nuremberg. CD recordings with the Ensemble Aventure Freiburg and the Ensemble Phoenix Basel and not least the world premiere recording of all 6 solo suites of the Bach precursor Johann Paul von Westhoff in combination with Treiber's own 2nd violin sonata.


His repertoire consists of numerous works for violin solo, chamber music and violin concerts of all epochs. Furthermore he is concertmaster of the Ensemble Phoenix Basel and first violinist of the Ensemble Aventure Freiburg im Breisgau. Treiber is also playing the piano and the viola and unfolds a an active engagement as composer as well. Since 2016 he is lecturer for violin at the Kalaidos University of Music.


Here an extract of his works and their premiers:


5 songs for mezzo soprano and instruments after poems by Friedrich Hölderlin and Günter Eich (1999/2000) - premiere 2003 with Viola de Galgoczy, mezzo soprano and the Offenburger Ensemble.


»Perspektives« after sculpture by Sibilla Caflisch (2003, rev. 2004) for flute (piccolo, alt), violin, bass clarinet (double bass clarinet.) and double bass - premiere 2004 in Chur by the Ensemble „Ö“, further performances with Ensemble Phoenix Basel.


»rit(e)« pour flute seule (2003/06) - premiere in March 2008 in Basel by Christoph Bösch, flute


»Departure« for ensemble (2005/2006), premiere 2006 in Freiburg by the Ensemble Aventure Freiburg


„Eclairs de mémoire“ for clarinet, saxophone, violin, violoncello and piano (2007), premiere 2007 by the Camerata Variabile Basel


„Illuminations“ (2007) , commissioned work by the Chamber Orchestra Basel (premire 2008 in the Martin Church Basel)

„Relief“ for trombone, percussion and piano (2010/11) , premiere 2011 by the Trio Belli-Fischer Rimmer within an Ars Nova Konzertes in Ravensburg, further performances with Ensemble Phoenix Basel


„Panta rhei“ for trio d'anches (2013), premiere by the Trio Aventure Freiburg


„Chwila“ for violin and viola (2016) inspired by poems by Wislawa Symborska, premiere 2017 by the composer, viola and Marzena Treiber-Toczko, Violine


„Triptychon“ for trio basso (2018), premiere 2019 by the Fathom String Trio