Gérard Zinsstag


Gérard Zinsstag spent his childhood and teenage years in Geneva. He attended the Calvin College and was educated in the flute at Geneva Conservatory. He attempted composing independently and began, in 1961 until 1963, a postgraduate study at the 'Conservatoire National Supérieur' and the 'Academia Musicale Chigiana' in Sienna. From 1964 until 1967 he toured the length and breadth of Europe as an orchestra musician. From 1967 until 1975 he was engaged by the 'Tonhalle Orchester' in Zurich, and from 1973 until 1975 he studied composition under Hans U. Lehmann at Zurich School of Music. From 1975 until 1977 he studied under Helmut Lachenmann in Stuttgart and Hannover. From 1976 until 1978 he participated in the Darmstadt summer course. In 1979 he travelled to San Francisco and New York and visited seminars at Berkeley University. From 1981 until 1982 he visited Berlin under the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) and in 1982 he received an internship at the Institute of Research and Coordination in Acoustics (IRCAM) in Paris. In 1986 he founded the festival 'Tage für Neue Musik', Zurich. In 1989 he travelled through Russia. In 1986 he was guest of honour at the 'Printemps du Leningrad'. In 1991 he received a sabbatical year from the city of Zurich. From1992 until 1999 he attended seminars and conferences in Bamberg, Moscow, Paris (CNSM, CSM 18ième, IRCAM und Sorbonne), Salzburg, Taipei, Zurich etc. He was also a member of the jury for the compositions prize in Arezzo, Paris, Parma, Taipei and Triest.

Gérard Zinsstag
Seefeldstr. 191
CH-8008 Zürich



Festival L'art pour l'Aar - November 2003
Michel Roth: Patera
Hans Eugen Frischknecht: Vier Stücke für Schlagzeugensemble
Hans Eugen Frischknecht: Streichquartett
Max E. Keller: insieme, a coppie, indipendente
Jean-Luc Darbellay: Shadows
Jean-Luc Darbellay: Ecumes
Heinz Marti: Passages
Jürg Wyttenbach: verScherztes
Jost Meier: Thème et variations
Katrin Frauchiger: Es ist alles anders
Ursula Gut: Aquamarin
Daniel Andres: Cinq pièces
Gérard Zinsstag: Fragmente
Alfred Schweizer: Glasfarben-Musik
(Leipziger Hornquartett, Leipziger Schlagzeugensemble, ensemble bern modern, Ensemble l'Itinéraire)

M&S 5042/2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 185
Price CHF: 35.- (3 CDs)

Ensemble Opera Nova
Jacques Wildberger: Quartett
Jean-Jacques Dünki: Kammerstück IV
Aribert Reimann: Trio
Gérard Zinsstag: Tempor
(Ensemble Opera Nova)

Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 63
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 82
Price CHF: 30.-

Gérard Zinsstag
Gérard Zinsstag:
Wenn zum Beispiel...
(Ensemble; Armin Brunner)
Innanzi pour contrebasse et grand orchestre
(Gabin Lauridon; Orchestre National de France; Zoltan Pesko)
(Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks; Ernest Bour)
Trauma pour double choeur a cappella
(Südfung Chor; Klaus-Martin Ziegler)

Grammont CTS-P 36-2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 14
Price CHF: 30.-

Eric Gaudibert: Feuillages
(Ensemble du CIP, Genève)
Gérard Zinsstag: Diffractions
(Basler Schlagzeugtrio)
Daniel Ott: zampugn
(Ensemble du CIP, Genève)
Michael Jarrell: Assonance VII
(Marc Sapin)
Pierre Favre: Sound Tales
(Basler Schlagzeugtrio)
Sergio Menozzi: Quand les Ténèbres viendront...
(Ensemble du CIP, Genève)

Jecklin szene sCHweiz JS 304-2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 6
Price CHF: 30.-

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