About

I’m a trumpet player, composer and arts manager based in Zürich, Switzerland.
Besides playing trumpet I arrange and compose for my own groups and different ensembles ranging from kids and music school groups to large wind ensembles, concert bands and orchestras.

Currently playing with

Elisa Day / Dart / Benjamin Knecht Jazz OrchestraSylvie Courvoisier’s Engrenages / High Striker

Worked with

I had the chance to work and perform with Kenny Wollesen / Sylvie Courvoisier / William ParkerEnrico Pieranunzi / Billy Cobham / Philip Catherine / Adrian Mears / Claudio Puntin
Lucerne Jazz Orchestra / Ballbreaker Ensemble / The Himalayas / Poets Of Rhythm / Millenium Jazz Orchestra
Heidi Happy / Al Pride / Nicole Bernegger / Nicolas Bamberger / Rhonda Dorsey
a.o.

Appearances

Jazz Festival Willisau / Jazz Festival Montreux / Langnau Jazz Nights / Jazzwerkstatt Bern / International Jazzfestival Bern / clubs and venues in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France and the USA

Awards

2015 / Zentralschweizer Förderpreis des Migros-Kulturprozent with the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra

2013 & 2010 / Awarded with a work grant by the city and canton of Lucerne CH for the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra

2008 / Finalist at the International ArtEZ Composition Contest, Enschede NL

2006-2007 / Member of the Generations Fellowship Award Band 2006 with Adrian Mears and Roman Schwaller

2005 / Finalist at the «Competition of Young Soloists» at the Jazzparade in Fribourg CH

Studies

2008-2010 / Master of Advanced Studies in Music Management at Bern University of the Arts

2005-2008 / Jazz Composition at Bern University of the Arts

2003-2008 / Jazz Trumpet and Pedagogy at Bern University of the Arts

Equipment

Many years ago I fell in love with these beautiful instruments – ever since I play trumpets and a flugelhorn made by Inderbinen, Switzerland.
My mouthpieces of choice are made by Trent Austin at Austin Custom Brass.