After winning the grand prize at the Pembaur Competition in Berne (1999), he gave successful débuts at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Washington DC (2000), and with the Tonhalle Orchestra under David Zinman (Orpheum Young Soloists on Sta- ge). Since then he has appeared in the leading concert halls of Europe, North America and Asia and at the major European festivals.
He performs with such orchestras as Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, the Baltimore SO, the Danish National SO, the Philharmonia (London), the Tchaikovsky SO (Moscow), the West German RSO (Cologne) and the leading Swiss symphony and chamber orchestras under conductors of the stature of Ivor Bolton, Semyon Bychkov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, James Gaffigan, Philippe Jordan, Michail Jurowski, Sir Roger Norrington, Mario Venzago and David Zinman. He maintains an international presence with the @OliverSchnyderTrio, together with Andreas Janke (vl) and Benjamin Nyffenegger (vc), and in duo performances with such artists as Daniel Behle, Veronika Eberle, Julia Fischer and Sol Gabetta.
He has recorded solo works by Chopin, Schumann and Liszt for Sony Classical, RCA
Red Seal and Telos as well as piano concertos by Haydn, Mozart, the complete concertos by Mendelssohn and Beethoven and the complete piano trios of Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms with the Oliver Schnyder Trio.