Biography

I was born 1987 in Switzerland, Langenthal (BE). Growing up in a musician family, I started to play the violin with seven years old. After years of studying classical violin and the playing in orchestras I startet to be more interested in jazzmusic when I was 16 years old. So I decided to study jazzviolin and graduated 2011 – 2013 my bachelor in jazz at the College for Arts in Bern. After that I studied in Denmark, Sweden and Finnland in the Nomazz program (nordic master in jazz). In summer 2014 I got invited to the meeting of IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz), directed by David Liebman.

Often I play in a completely improvised context but also composing is very important for me and through the writing of pieces for my bands I try to find my own language. For that I use influences of classical music and jazz. Composers and musicians such as Christian Wallumrod, Steve Reich, Bela Bartok, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Sidsel Endresen influenced my music significant.

Currently active projects are my solo project and as leader the quintet Kronikor. I'm active as a Co-leader in the bands Esche, Das Seltene Orchester and Murmur.

I'm working with musicians such as Ronny Graupe, Julian Sartorius, Klas Nevrin, Luzius Schuler, Elisabeth Hoppe, Rea Dubach, Philipp Gropper, Hans Koch and Alfred Vogel and with the dancer Rahel Maria Neuenschwander.

I had concerts in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finnland, Norway, South Africa, Austria, Belgium and France.