Swiss mourn eminent pianist

Swiss mourn eminent pianist


norman lebrecht

May 04, 2020

The Geneva pianist Dominique Weber, a professor at HEM, has died suddenly after a prolonged and painful illness. He was 63.

Leon Fleisher’s assistant at Peabody, he made a dazzling New York debut where he was likened to Lipatti. But a hand injury put paid to his performing career  and he turned his attention to teaching. He took over Eduardo Vercelli’s classes at HEM and at the Conservatoire Tibor Varga in Sion in the early 1990s.



  • Edgar Self says:

    Sad news and a profound loss. That M. Weber was assistant to Leon Fleisher set me back until I recalleded that Fleisher, now in his 90s, is of the generation of William Kapell, who died in 1953.

    Evdfone else must know HEM, but I had to look it up: Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneve-Neuchatel, since 2009 a part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Geneva. It grew out of the Geneva Conservatory and Jacques-Dalcroze Institute. Learn and live.

  • Saar Ahuvia says:

    A wonderful pianist and teacher. He will be sorely missed.

  • David Marecek says:

    Excellent pianist, wonderful personality and one of the best teachers I have ever met. He will be always remembered with love, respect and the deepest admiration. RIP

  • Cotting says:

    Condolences to all who loved him!
    Please, do anyone know when and where is a funeral ceremony will take a place ?

  • Giorgio Agazzi says:

    Ho conosciuto Dominique ai corsi di Carlo Zecchi a Salisburgo nel 1973 e stava studiando con un allievo carissimo di ZECCHI Eduardo Vercelli. Grande tristezza. Giorgio Agazzi venezia giorgio