Gubler Rico

Rico Gubler was born on 12 January 1972 in Richterswil near Zurich and passed his baccalaureate in Zurich. He studied Saxophone with Iwan Roth at the music academy in Basel, with Marcus Weiss at the Zurich conservatory, where he attained his teacher's diploma, and with Jean-Michel Goury at the CNR de Boulogne-Billancourt (Premier Prix de l'unanimité). He specialised in contemporary music, free improvisation and live electronic performances and was awarded the Studienpreis of the Migros cooperative federation and the Ernst Göhner Foundation in 1997 and 1998. Since 2004 Rico Gubler is professor for saxophone at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano/Switzerland.
He went on to study composition with Balz Trümpy in Basel and Salvatore Sciarrino in Florence and participated in Heinz Holliger's composition course.
Rico Gubler has worked in the electronic studios at the music academy in Basel and at the Swiss Centre for Computer Music. He was the winner of the 1996 composition competition of the Zurich chamber speech choir, and was composer in residence at the Arc in Romainmôtier in 1997. He was awarded the Prix du club du mécénat suisse en France in 1998 and won the cultural award of the Canton of Zurich in 1999. 2001 scolarship of the Land Niedersachsen (Germany) in Schreyahn, 2001/2002 scolarship of the „Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr“ in London. 2004 follows the “Werkjahr der Stadt Zürich” and a scolarship of the Foundation Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürr.
Rico Gubler has taken part in projects with the Klangforum Wien, the Ensemble varianti Stuttgart, Ensemble Aventure, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, the Jerusalem Contemporary Players as well as orchestras such as the Darmstadt opera orchestra, the Munich chamber orchestra, SWR Orchestra Baden-Baden and the Neuchâtel chamber orchestra. Concerts as soloist at Wien Modern, Steirischer Herbst Graz, Biennale Munich, Salzburger Festspiele and Donaueschinger Musiktage.  He has also performed as a saxophonist in a number of chamber music formations such as the Collegium Novum Zurich, Trio Lepic, 4tenors, Cattrall and  the electronic ensemble notstrom. Performances as saxophonist and composer in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Canada, Luxembourg, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Britain, USA, Canada, Israel and China.
Rico Gubler is the founder and artistic director of the concert series musica moderna in Wädenswil.

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