Swiss Chamber Soloists

Bahar Dördüncü

Piano

The Swiss based ensemble QUATUOR MAKROKOSMOS – pianists Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü and percussionists Sébastien Cordier with new member Philippe Spiesser – enters a new and exciting time for the music written for this very special combinations. The quartet takes its name from the eponymous music of George Crumb, itself conjuring up the magical possibilities […]

René Meyer

Clarinet

Rafael Rosenfeld

Violoncello

The Merel Quartet   „In an age remarkably rich in string quartets of high quality, the Merel Quartet is, in my opinion, one of the very best.“ — Alfred Brendel „An unforgettable interpretation“ writes the Neue Luzerner Zeitung (Lucerne), „The Merel Quartet’s exploration of Schubert’s inner turmoil, how they created a shadowy stillness in pianissimo, […]

Alessandro D’Amico

Viola

The Merel Quartet   „In an age remarkably rich in string quartets of high quality, the Merel Quartet is, in my opinion, one of the very best.“ — Alfred Brendel „An unforgettable interpretation“ writes the Neue Luzerner Zeitung (Lucerne), „The Merel Quartet’s exploration of Schubert’s inner turmoil, how they created a shadowy stillness in pianissimo, […]

Maia Cabeza

Violin

The Merel Quartet   „In an age remarkably rich in string quartets of high quality, the Merel Quartet is, in my opinion, one of the very best.“ — Alfred Brendel „An unforgettable interpretation“ writes the Neue Luzerner Zeitung (Lucerne), „The Merel Quartet’s exploration of Schubert’s inner turmoil, how they created a shadowy stillness in pianissimo, […]

Mary Ellen Woodside

Violin

The Merel Quartet   „In an age remarkably rich in string quartets of high quality, the Merel Quartet is, in my opinion, one of the very best.“ — Alfred Brendel „An unforgettable interpretation“ writes the Neue Luzerner Zeitung (Lucerne), „The Merel Quartet’s exploration of Schubert’s inner turmoil, how they created a shadowy stillness in pianissimo, […]

Philippe Spiesser & Sébastien Cordier

Percussion

The Swiss based ensemble QUATUOR MAKROKOSMOS – pianists Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü and percussionists Sébastien Cordier with new member Philippe Spiesser – enters a new and exciting time for the music written for this very special combinations. The quartet takes its name from the eponymous music of George Crumb, itself conjuring up the magical possibilities […]

Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü

Piano

The Swiss based ensemble QUATUOR MAKROKOSMOS – pianists Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü and percussionists Sébastien Cordier with new member Philippe Spiesser – enters a new and exciting time for the music written for this very special combinations. The quartet takes its name from the eponymous music of George Crumb, itself conjuring up the magical possibilities […]

Emanuel Abbühl

Oboe

<strong>Emanuel Abbühl</strong> has been Principal Oboe of various orchestras including the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and is guest Principal Oboe for the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Among others he was invited to join as principal and soloist by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Sinfonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. In 2006 […]

Patrick Demenga

Violoncello

Born in 1962, Patrick Demenga studied at the Bern Conservatory, in Cologne with Boris Pergamenschikow as well as with Harvey Shapiro in New York and is one of today`s most sought after cellists. He appears regularly at the most renowed festivals and music centres throughout Europe, South Africa, the U.S., Canada, South America, Australia and […]

Edicson Ruiz

Double bass

Born in Caracas in 1985, Edison Ruiz decided to play the double-bass when he was just eleven years old. His first teacher and mentor Felix Petit guided him trough his studies in « El Sistema », the Venezuelan national youth orchestra foundation founded by José Antonio Abreu. At the age of 15, Edicson Ruiz took […]

Diego Chenna

Bassoon

Diego Chenna studied with V. Menghini at the Turin Music Conservatoire and with Sergio Azzolini at the MHS in Stuttgart. In those same years, he played with the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra directed by Claudio Abbado, who has recently invited him to play in Lucerne Festival Orchestra and to […]

Thomas Zehetmair

Violin

Thomas Zehetmair’s ability to skilfully blend his musical interests is unparalleled. He enjoys widespread international acclaim not only as a violinist, but also a conductor and chamber musician making him one of the most prominent artist personalities of present day. His international career as a conductor is defined primarily by his position as Artistic Partner […]

Heinz Holliger

Oboe

Heinz Holliger is one of the most versatile and extraordinary musical personalities of our time. He was born in Langenthal, Switzerland, and studied in Bern, Paris and Basel (oboe with Emile Cassagnaud and Pierre Pierlot, piano with Sava Savoff and Yvonne Lefébure and composition with Sándor Veress and Pierre Boulez). After taking first prizes in […]

Ruth Killius

Viola

After studyind at Ulrich Koch and Kim Kashkashian and engagement as principal viola player at the Camerata Bern, Ruth Killius played as soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Camerata Salzburg, Basler Sinfonie Orchester, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Symphony Orchestra, […]

Daniel Haefliger

Violoncello

Daniel Haefliger pursues an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. As a soloist, he has performed at notable concert series and festivals in Lucerne, Paris, Tokyo, Newcastle and Vienna under the baton of Thierry Fischer, Pascal Rophé, Peter Eötvös and Magnus Lindberg, to name just a few. A dedicated chamber music player, he […]

Yuki Kasai

Violin

Yuki Kasai was born in Basel in 1979 and started to play the violin at the age of five. She studied in Basel with Raphael Oleg and in Berlin with Antje Weithaas. Other important influences were Sandor Zöldy, Gerard Wyss, and masterclasses with Lorand Fenyves and Ferenc Rados. Yuki Kasai has received many national and […]

Martin Müller

Harpsichord

Martin Müller has studied the piano and the instruments with an historical keyboard at the High School of Music in Freiburg im Breisgau with Ludwig Doerr, Robert-Alexander Bohnke and Robert Hill. After having got his diploma for sacred music and as a soloist for harpsychord, he went on spending more time on chamber music. He […]

Christian Elliott

Violoncello

Founded in 1994 by Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, the Zehetmair Quartett now ranks among the world’s finest string quartets. The quartet is renowned for its refined, intellectual interpretations characterised by an pristine, uncompromising approach. The four virtuosos perform at an exceptionally high technical level, instilling in their music an exceedingly rare combination of […]

Kuba Jakowicz

Violin

Founded in 1994 by Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, the Zehetmair Quartett now ranks among the world’s finest string quartets. The quartet is renowned for its refined, intellectual interpretations characterised by an pristine, uncompromising approach. The four virtuosos perform at an exceptionally high technical level, instilling in their music an exceedingly rare combination of […]

François Benda

Clarinet

François Benda was born in Brazil, but his musical roots are in Europe. François Benda’s international career began in 1988, when he debuted as a clarinet soloist at Zurich’s prestigious concert venue Tonhalle and at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. In 1991 François Benda was awarded the Premio internationale per le Arti dello Spettaccolo in […]

Jürg Dähler

Viola

Jürg Dähler, Born in Zurich, completed his studies on the violin and the viola at the Music Academy in Zurich with the highest honours. Various prizes and scholarships enabled further studies with Sándor Vegh, Pinchas Zukerman, Kim Kashkashian and Fjodor Druzhinin. That was followed by influential encounters with artists such as Brenton Langbein, Heinz Holliger, […]

Ilya Gringolts

Violin

Ilya Gringolts studied violin and composition in Saint Petersburg and at the Juilliard School (with Itzhak Perlman). Winner of the 1998 International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini”, he was also awarded two special prizes for the youngest ever competitor to be placed in the final and the best interpreter of Paganini’s Caprices. Ilya has undertaken extensive tours […]

Sarah Maria Sun

Soprano

Sarah Maria Sun’s repertoire includes Lied, operas and oratorios from many centuries, as well as more than 600 pieces from the contemporary repertoire. From 2007-2014 she was first soprano of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, who work closely with composers to explore and expand novel vocal techniques. Sarah Sun has appeared at the opera houses of […]

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