Schnyder performs with orchestras such as the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Israel Sinfonietta, Korean Symphony Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), Tonhalle-Orchester, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the Southwest German and Württemberg Chamber Orchestras, the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with all leading Swiss symphony and chamber orchestras under conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Semyon Bychkov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, James Gaffigan, Philippe Jordan, Sir Roger Norrington, Michail Jurowski, Muhai Tang, Mario Venzago or David Zinman. With the Oliver Schnyder Trio (Andreas Janke, violin, and Benjamin Nyffenegger, cello) he is internationally present as well as chamber music and song partner of musicians like Benjamin Appl, Daniel Behle, Guy Braunstein, Marc Bouchkov, Wolfram Christ, Veronika Eberle, Julia Fischer, Homero Francesch, Vilde Frang, Sol Gabetta, Ilya Gringolts, Martin Grubinger, Rachel Harnisch, Heinz Holliger, Henning Kraggerud, Jens Peter Maintz, Nils Mönkemeyer, Regula Mühlemann, Andreas Ottensamer, Alina Pogostkina, Christian Poltéra, Julian Rachlin, Lars Anders Tomter, Rudens Turku, Lise de la Salle, Antje Weithaas, Jörg Widmann, Jacques Zoon and many more. v.m..
For Sony Classical, RCA Red Seal, Prospero, Telos, Berlin Classics, Capriccio and others. Schnyder has performed solo works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Fauré, Grieg, Schumann and Liszt, works for piano and orchestra by Haydn (Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields), Mozart (Camerata Bern), Fauré (Sinfonieorchester Basel, Ivor Bolton), Bruch (RSO Vienna, Howard Griffiths), all of Mendelssohn’s piano concertos (Musikkollegium Winterthur, Douglas Boyd) and Beethoven (Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan), and with the OST all of Beethoven’s, Schubert’s, Brahms’s, Smetana’s, Shostakovich’s piano trios, and Dvořák’s “Dumky” trio. Many of Schnyder’s recordings have received awards (including Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Jahresbestenliste des Kulturspiegels, Diapason, Choc, Fono Forum Empfehlung des Monats, Supersonic, CH Media Best Swiss Classical Album of the Year). Schnyder also appears as a pianist and performer in Heinz Bütler’s essay films Brennender Sommer and Malstunden bei Raffael, both of which premiered at the Zurich Film Festival.
Schnyder is co-founder and artistic director of the Piano District series, co-director of the Lenzburgiade, and artistic director of the La Prairie Bellmund Cultural Center.