1971

Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, on October 18, 1971.

1983

First trumpet lesson in his native town.

1991

Moves to France.

 

Enters the Versailles Conservatoire in the trumpet class of Roger Delmotte.

1992

Enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the trumpet class of Antoine Curé.

First contact with Wynton Marsalis.

1993

Wins the Maurice André International Trumpet Competition

in Albert, France.

First concerts oversea in Canada.

1994

Wins the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship in Paris.

 

First European Tour in Germany (Berlin Philharmonie), Poland, Italy and Great Britain (BBC Proms in London).

1995

Moves to New York City.

Enters The Juilliard School in the trumpet class of Raymond Mase.

1996

Wins the National Trumpet Competition of the United States of America.

Wins 2nd Prize in the Geneva International Music Competition. 

 

Joins the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland as Principal Trumpet.

First South American Tour in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

1997

Wins the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, 

and becomes the second Swiss classical musician, in 68 years of history, to be awarded with prizes in both Geneva and Munich international competitions.

2000

Enters the Geneva Conservatoire (HEM) in the Master Program of Orchestral Conducting.

2002

Moves to London.

Artistic Director & Conductor of Sinfonia Nova London.

NOCTURNE | CD release of his first classical solo album, accompanied by the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.

Solo appearance on the CD album "Jean-Claude Schlaepfer: Portrait" accompanied by the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alan Gilbert.

2003

Appointed Music Director & Conductor of Redhill Sinfonia, UK.

2004

Moves to Berlin.

Awarded with a scholarship for conducting studies.

2005

Joins the Bern Symphony Orchestra (Berner Symphonieorchester, BSO) in Switzerland as Principal Trumpet.

2006

Joins the Brass Faculty of the Lausanne University of Arts (HEMU) as Professor of Trumpet.

Becomes later Head of Brass, Founder/Conductor of the ensemble HEMU Brass & Rhythm and Founder/Artistic Director of HEMU Brass Festival.

2008

Joins the trumpet section - lead by Reinhold Friedrich - of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. 

2012

"Quiet City", first track of his album "Nocturne", wins the title of "best version" in a blind test broadcasted by the RTS-Radio Télévision Suisse, in front of 5 world reference recordings of the same composition.

2013

EARLY RECORDINGS | Solo album release on Indésens Records, with 28 tracks of classical trumpet music available worldwide on all digital platforms. 

2016

First concerts with his own jazz band.

2018

1st SET | CD release of his first jazz album on Indésens Jazz Records.

2020

TIE-BREAK | CD release on Indésens Jazz Records of a live performance at RTS-Radio Télévision Suisse. Special guest Julien-François Zbinden.


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