Swiss Chamber Soloists

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 […]

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 […]

Thomas Grossenbacher

Violoncello

Thomas Grossenbacher was born in Zurich and he is the First Cello solo at the Zurich Tonhalle. After studying the cello with TatjynaValleise, Mischa Frei and Claude Stark at the Zurich Academy, he got his teaching diploma. He improved himself with David Geringas at the Lübeck Academy and he got his virtuosity with distinction. Menahem […]

Jordi Pons

Clarinet

Jordi Pons, born in Barcelona, moved to London in the year 2000 to study at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2005, he continued his studies at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel, Switzerland, with François Benda and graduated from the prestigious institution attaining Diplomas of Excellence in both his Konzertdiplom and Solistendiplom courses. Jordi […]

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 […]

Felix Renggli

Flute

Felix Renggli was born in Basel/Switzerland and studied the flute with Gerhard Hildenbrand, Peter-Lukas Graf and Aurèle Nicolet. He gave up his chair as a solo flautist with the Symphony Orchestra of St. Gallen, to start a freelance career in the same position with several orchestras in Europe (Tonhalle Zürich, Festival Orchestra Lucerne, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Chamber […]

Yuka Tsuboi

Violin

Yuka Tsuboi was born in Tokio and admitted in 1944 at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England. She studied the violin with Kumiko Eto, Hu Kun, Ana Chumachenko and Zahar Bron and the alto with Jürg Dähler. She played in the Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall London. Touring in Germany, she played the 3rd violin […]

Hanna Weinmeister

Violin

Hanna Weinmeister was born in Salzburg. After having got her artistic maturité, she studied the violin with Gerhard Schulz – a member of the Alban Berg Quartet – in Wien and then improved herself with Zakhar Bron in Lübeck for two years. She is the laureate of many competitions such as The International Mozart Wettbewerb […]

Willi Zimmermann

Violin

In Basel geboren, erhielt Willi Zimmermann seinen ersten Violinunterricht mit sechs Jahren. Er wurde 1978 in die Klasse von Sandor Zöldy aufgenommen und schloss sein Lehr- und Konzertdiplom mit Auszeichnung ab. Ein Stipendium ermöglichte ihm die Weiterbildung bei Sandor Végh und Günter Pichler. Von 1985 bis 2007 war Willi Zimmermann Primarius des international tätigen und vielfach ausgezeichneten […]

Cäcilia Chmel

Violoncello

Kristof Zambo

Double bass