Courageous, delicate and highly musical: Viviane Chassot, born in Zurich and living in Basel, is one of the world's outstanding interpreters on the accordion. She immerses accordion sounds in an amazingly sensual light. In addition to original works for her instrument, she plays piano works by Haydn, Mozart, Rameau and combines classical music, jazz, new music and improvisation. She was the winner of the Kranichsteiner Music Prize and received the Swiss Ambassador's Award London in 2015. Her CD recordings have been nominated several times for the German Record Critics' Prize. With the release of selected piano concertos by Joseph Haydn on the Sony Classical label in March 2017, she became the first accordionist in the label's history. Opus 2, featuring arrangements of piano concertos by W.A. Mozart, was nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) in the "Concertos" category. In April 2021 her recording with solo works by J.S.Bach was released. The CD was nominated for the Bach CD 2021 by the Dutch Concertzender Radio and was awarded second place. As an artistic personality with international charisma and a pioneer in her field, Viviane Chassot received the Swiss Music Prize 2021. Her CD "Pure Bach" was awarded the OPUS KLASSIK 22 in Berlin and nominated by the Dutch Concertzender Radio as Bach CD 2021. The CD won 2nd place. Viviane Chassot has been passing on her experience for many years as a lecturer at colleges, conservatories and music schools.