Heinz Holliger


Heinz Holliger was born in Langenthal (Switzerland, canton of Berne) on 21 May 1939. During his grammar-school education he already studied oboe with Emile Cassagnaud at the Conservatoire of Berne and composition with Sándor Veress. From 1958 he continued his studies with Yvonne Lefébure (piano) and Pierre Pierlot (oboe) in Paris. Between 1961 and 1963 […]

Jürg Dähler


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, […]

Felix Renggli


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 […]

Daniel Haefliger


A versatile musician, Daniel Haefliger is as renowned as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher as he is as organizer, lecturer and translator, and has also initiated numerous educational and musicology projects. As a cello player, trained by Pierre Fournier and André Navarra, he has performed regularly in important music centres such as Berlin, London, […]

Thomas Zehetmair


Thomas Zehetmair’s ability to skillfully 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 artistic personalities of today. Since the 2019/20 season he is Chief Conductor of the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester as well as from […]

Ilya Gringolts


  Ilya Gringolts wins over audiences with his highly virtuosic playing and sophisticated interpretations and is always seeking out new musical challenges. As a sought-after soloist, Ilya Gringolts devotes himself to the great orchestral repertoire as well as to contemporary and rare works; he is also interested in historical performance practices. His concert programmes include […]

Sophie Klussmann


With a voice that is warm, wide-ranging and dark-hued, and commanding a repertoire that extends from the baroque to the present day, German-born soprano Sophie Klussmann is in demand as a concert singer, as a recitalist and on the opera stage. In recent seasons her engagements have included a world tour of Mozart concert arias […]

Ruth Killius


Ruth Killius studied with Ulrich Koch and Kim Kashkashian and was principal viola player of the Camerata Bern. She 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 […]

Thorsten Johanns


Clarinetist Thorsten Johanns is highly sought after and esteemed in equal measure for his stylistic versatility and keen communication skills as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, and teacher. Aged only 22, he received his first engagement in 1998 as deputy principal clarinet in Essen Philharmonic whilst still a student of Ralph Manno at Cologne […]

Antonio Lagares Abeal


Born in Betanzos, Galicia, in 1986,  horn player Antonio Lagares Abeal began his musical training at the age of eleven at the Music School of his hometown  before continuing his studies at the Conservatory of La Conuna, where he obtained his Bachelor music diploma with honours, specialising in horn and chamber music. From 2009, he studied […]

Daniel Borovitzky


Daniel Borovitzky was born in 1991 in Samara, Russia, and immigrated with his family to Israel at the age of three. He has toured North and South America, Europe, and the Far East as a soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist, he has performed under Zubin Mehta at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel […]

Diego Chenna


Diego Chenna studied bassoon with V. Menghini at the Conservatory of Music in Turin and with Sergio Azzolini at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart. At the same time, he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester as well as the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, who also invited him to play […]

Emanuel Abbühl


Emanuel Abbühl, born in Berne, Switzerland, studied with André Lardrot and Heinz Holliger. He has received many awards and was a prize winner at the international competitions in Geneva and Prague. He was principal oboist with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and from 2006 to 2015 held the same position with the […]

Jan Schultsz


Jan Schultsz is an internationally renowned conductor, chamber musician, lied accompanist and festival director. Proficient in historically-informed performance practice, his particular area of interest is the rediscovery of forgotten works and the casting of new light on well-known repertoire. The primary focus of his interpretative work is the music of the classical-romantic era. Since 2008, […]

Jos van Immerseel


The Belgian harpsichordist, pianist and conductor Jos van Immerseel studied organ, piano and harpsichord at the Antwerp Conservatory under Flor Peeters, Eugène Traey and harpsichordist and musicologist Kenneth Gilbert. He created the Collegium Musicum there, developing his interest in Renaissance and Baroque music, later expanding his activities to include the Classical and early Romantic eras. […]

Kirill Zvegintsov


Kirill Zvegintsov was invited to take part in the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Davos Festival, Festival Piano à Saint-Ursanne, Murten Classics, Musikfestival Bern, SeetalClassics, Musiksommer am Zürichsee; he performed in such famous concert halls as salle Cortot/Paris, Naxoshalle in Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim National Theater and Casino Berne among others. Kirill Zvegintsov is a multiple prize-winner of […]

Peter Laul


Peter Laul was born in St.Petersburg in 1977 . In 2000 he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatoire (class of Alexander Sandler) He is a laureate of international competitions: 1995  – the 3rd prize and the special prize for the best performance of Bach  at the  International piano competition in Bremen; 1997 – […]

Alan Woodbridge

Musical Direction

Hanno Müller-Brachmann


The bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann, who grew up in South Baden and was musically schooled at an early age in the Knabenkantorei Basel, studied with Ingeborg Most in Freiburg, with Rudolf Piernay in Mannheim and attended Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s Lied class in Berlin. While still a student, Daniel Barenboim brought the 27-year-old three-time competition winner to the […]

Irene Abrigo


Winner of the 2015 Respighi Prize 2015, Irene Abrigo has made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, performing the NY première of the violin concerto by Dirk Brossé “Black, White and in Between”. In 2016 she also performs in Brazil the south America première of the Respighi’s Violin […]

Tatjana Masurenko


Tatjana Masurenko is one of the leading viola players of our time. Her distinctive style is shaped by her expressive playing and her thorough and intensive musical studies. Her charisma and natural stage presence are captivating. Alongside the great viola concertos by Walton, Bartók and Hindemith, Tatjana’s wide-ranging concert repertoire also includes modern classical works such […]

Atenea Quartet

String Quartet

Das 2019 in Barcelona gegründete Atenea Quartet wurde mit Preisen wie dem Prix Jeunes Solistes Credit Suisse 2023 (als erstes Quartett, das diese Auszeichnung erhielt) und El Primer Palau 2022 (Erster Preis, Kritikerpreis, JJMM Spain Extraordinary Prize, Publikumspreis und Catalunya Music Award) ausgezeichnet. In seiner kurzen, aber eindrucksvollen Karriere wurde das Ensemble zu Konzerten und Festivals […]

Barbara Zanichelli


Parma-born soprano Barbara Zanichelli‘s favorite repertoire includes both contemporary and early music. She performs as a soloist or with vocal ensembles such as the Athestis Chorus and worked with conductors like Claudio Cavina, Ottavio Dantone, Vittorio Parisi, Luca Pianca, Pál Németh, Jeffrey Tate, Eliahu Inbal, Riccardo Muti, Neeme Järvi, Thierry Fischer, Myung-whun Chung, Barthold Kuijken, […]

Cäcilia Chmel


Cäcilia Chmel Geboren in Bregenz, nach Matura Beginn des Cellostudiums an der Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien bei Prof. Tobias Kühne. Lehrbefähigungs- und Solistendiplom mit Auszeichnung. Ein Austauschstipendium und ein Stipendium des Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst ermöglichten ein weiteres Studium bei Frans Helmerson am renommierten Musikinstitut Edsberg in Stockholm. Nach dem […]