Duo TschoppBovino :
Two Artists – Three Instruments

Since its very first concerts, the Duo TschoppBovino has captivated audiences by its intelligent and exciting programmes - featuring works with violin as well as viola - , its perfect rapport, instrumental virtuosity and elegance. Since 2004 their joint concert activity has taken the Duo to such important venues as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Rudolfinum Prague, the Philharmonie Ljubljana, to Vienna, Bratislava, Den Haag, and various international festivals..

After a concert in the BASF concert series in Ludwigshafen, critics for the Rheinpfalz and Mannheimer Morgen praised the artists' playing for its "Refinement and elegance of phrasing", "colourful flow, formal alertness, agile and nuanced dynamics and delicate accents", and "eminently cultured dialogue" .

Both artists are also independently active in concert as soloists and in chamber music, collaborating with internationally recognized artists. This variety has an enriching effect on their duo playing and widens their horizon.

Riccardo Bovino, born in Turin in 1975, began to study the piano in his hometown. Having graduated with top marks, he continued his studies in Basel with Jürg Wyttenbach and Gérard Wyss. Conducting studies took him to Dennis Russel Davies at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Alongside an intensive activity as soloist, his preference for chamber music and singing leads him to collaborate regularly with such artists as Ivan Monighetti, Sol Gabetta, Gautier und Renaud Capuçon, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Reto Bieri, Mirjam Tschopp, Quartetto di Cremona, Ransom Wilson, Raphäel Oleg, Claudia Barainsky, Jennifer Larmore and Hans Peter Blochwitz. He performs at important venues including the Tonhalle Zurich, the Wigmore Hall London, the Musikverein Vienna, the Coliseo in Buenos Aires, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Rudolfinum Prague and the Stadt Casino Basel and was invited to the Lucerne Festival, the Montpellier Festival, the Davos and the Engadin Festivals, the Båstad Chamber Music Festival, the "Settimane musicali" Stresa and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad. He has made numerous recordings for cpo, panclassics and various European radio broadcasters. Riccardo Bovino is a lecturer at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern.