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.

1994

Wins the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship in Paris.

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.

Joins the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland as Principal Trumpet.

Wins 2nd Prize in the Geneva International Music Competition.

1997

Wins the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

2000

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

2002

Moves to London.

Artistic Director & Conductor of Sinfonia Nova London.

2003

Appointed Music Director & Conductor of the Redhill Sinfonia, UK.

2004

Moves to Berlin, awarded with a scholarship.

2005

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

2006

Joins the Brass Faculty of the Lausanne Conservatoire (HEMU) as Professor of Trumpet. Becomes also Head of Brass, 

Founder/Conductor of the ensemble HEMU Brass & Rhythm and Founder/Artistic Director of the HEMU Brass Festival.

2008

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

2016

First concerts with his own jazz quartet.

2018

CD release of his first jazz album "1st Set" on the label Indésens, Paris.


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