Short Biography

Born in Berne, internationally renowned soloist, composer and teacher, counts among the most outstanding cellists and musicians of our time. Has performed at all important festivals and musical centres worldwide and given numerous concerts with fellow musicians such as Heinz Holliger, Gidon Kremer, Thomas Larcher, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann and Paul Meyer.
Has played as a soloist with distinguished orchestras such as the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Boston Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, ORF-Symphonieorchester Wien, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Zürcher Kammerorchester.
Intensive confron-tation with different historical eras and styles of interpretation and composition. Improvisation and New Music are important aspects of his artistic work. Has developed a unique voice as a composer and interpreter of 20th and 21st century music.
Teaches at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel.
«Artiste étoile» at Lucerne Festival in summer 2003.
Artistic director of the Davos Festival, «Young Artists in Concert», since August 2001.
Impressive documentation of his artistic work on a series of CDs issued by ECM New Series.

Long Biography