PACHE Nicolas

After obtaining a diploma in violin teaching from Thomas Füri, Nicolas Pache obtained a virtuosity prize at the Zurich Conservatory in the viola class of Christoph Schiller. He joined the Sine Nomine Quartet, which won first prize at the 1985 Evian International Competition.

Parallel to his activities as a quartet player, he was principal viola of the Bern Camerata from 1980 to 1988. From 1988 to 1990, he was principal viola of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Since 1990, Nicolas Pache has devoted himself exclusively to the quartet and to teaching the viola at the Geneva Conservatory until 2008.

In 2002, he returned to the OCL as second solo viola and occasionally continued his collaboration with the Sine Nomine Quartet.

“Boris Berman, 71 years old, presents himself here as a first-class Brahms performer. It is striking how serene and wise his playing is. Berman has nothing left to prove, he lets the music speak for itself.” Pizzicato