About

I’m a trumpet player, composer and arts manager based in Bern, 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 / Sylvie Courvoisier’s Engrenages / High Striker

Worked with

I had the chance to work and perform with Kenny Wollesen / Sylvie Courvoisier / Enrico 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, 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.