Biography

Laura Schuler was born 1987 in Switzerland, Langenthal (BE). Growing up in a musician family, she started to play the violin with seven years old. After years of studying classical violin and the playing in youth orchestras she startet to be more interested in jazz and improvised music and studied jazz violin 2011 – 2013 at HKB in Bern. After that Laura did the Nomazz program (nordic master in jazz) in Denmark, Sweden and Finnland. In summer 2014 she got invited to the meeting of IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz), directed by David Liebman.

Laura is working as a freelance musician in various. Mainly she is developing her solo and the Laura Schuler Quartet with Philipp Gropper, Hanspeter Pfammatter and Lionel Friedli. As a Co-leader she is active in the band Esche (with Luzius Schuler and Lisa Hoppe). Further she plays with Das Seltene Orchester and trio Kwestia (with Ronny Graupe and Alfred Vogel).

Laura has worked and is still working with musicians such as Ronny Graupe, Julian Sartorius, Klas Nevrin, Luzius Schuler, Lisa Hoppe, Rea Dubach, Philipp Gropper, Hanspeter Pfammatter, Lionel Friedli, Sebastian Strinning, Silvan Jeger and Lukas Rutzen and she is touring in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finnland, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Hungary and France.

She composes and plays live for dance productions ("Blue Marks, Red Spots" from Rahel Maria Neuenschwander, "Spiel der Wandlungen" with Annemarie Kaufmann and for the collective Bufo Makmal).

With her brother Luzius Schuler and the trumpet player Nicola Habegger, she founded the Färbi-Jazzfest, a festival in Langenthal Switzerland. This festival represents music from the creative, young music scene.

For her solo work she got a Werkstipendium of the city of Bern and will spend some time in NYC in spring 2019.

 

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