After years of classical training, directing choirs and playing keyboards in different bands in my youth, I discovered jazz and the jazz piano. The freedom in
playing and the richness of the american songbook immediately appealed to me. I studied the jazz piano at the music academy in Basel (Switzerland), and went on to study orchestration and film
scoring at the Berklee college of music online program.
I'm a composer and bandleader, my fourth release with jazz sextet AKO will be released in June 2019. Many of my compositions for small and larger jazz ensembles were recorded and performed in the years after my graduation, as well as pieces
for flute, guitar, string trio, solo vocals and choir which I or others performed and/or recorded in Switzerland, Greece, Poland, Singapore, New York and Komoro (Japan).