Swiss Chamber Soloists

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 […]

Julian Prégardien

Tenor

Julian Prégardien, born in Frankfurt, was trained in the Limburg Cathedral Choir and went on to study voice at Freiburg Musikhochschule. In opera, concert and Lied repertoire, he enjoys widespread success in equal measure on an international scale. He has gained particular acclaim in the tenor part of the Evangelist in the passions and oratorios […]

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

Gilles Vonsattel

Piano

A “wanderer between worlds” (Lucerne Festival), Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Comfortable with and seeking out an enormous range of repertoire, Vonsattel displays a musical curiosity and sense of adventure that has gained him many admirers. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the […]

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 […]

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