Fabian Ziegler has swiftly emerged as a visionary force in the world of percussion, boldly expanding the repertoire with new commissions and collaborations with musicians and composers all around the world. Dedicated to the forefront of contemporary percussion music, Fabian champions works by luminary composers such as Avner Dorman, Arash Safaian, John Psathas, Serj Tankian, Daniel Schnyder, and many more. His mission is to elevate percussion performance to new heights through original projects with leading composers worldwide. 

Mr. Ziegler’s career has been marked by prestigious collaborations with esteemed ensembles including the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Christchurch SymphonyOrchestra, Orchestra Wellington, City Light Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Sing-Akademie, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Argovia Philharmonic, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, among others. His performances span global stages from the Konzerthaus Berlin and Berliner Philharmonie to the Lincoln Center in New York and Sejong Chamber Hall in Seoul. Noteworthy engagements include appearances with Martin Grubinger's Percussive Planet Ensemble and acclaimed premieres like Arkadiusz Katny’s "Circles" for solo percussion and choir, Arash Safaian’s “Ex-Machina” for solo percussion and orchestra and John Psathas’ "The All-Seeing Sky," a double percussion concerto dedicated to Fabian Ziegler and Luca Staffelbach.

In the upcoming 2024/2025 season, Mr. Ziegler anticipates debuts with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and Staatsorchester Braunschweig performing different concertos by Dorman, alongside recital performances across South Korea, the United States, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with repertoire that ranges from classical masters like Ravel to contemporary icons such as John Psathas and Iannis Xenakis.

In December 2017, Fabian Ziegler won the Migros Culture Percentage Study Prize for the second time since 2015 for his extraordinary solo performance during the instrumental music competition. In 2018 and 2020 he won the Kiefer-Hablitzel / Göhner Music Prize and was a semi-finalist at the International TROMP Percussion Competition in those same two years.

A native of Switzerland, Fabian is a graduate of the Zurich University of the Arts and has studied under the tutelage of Professors Klaus Schwärzler, Raphael Christen, and Benjamin Forster, as well as percussion virtuoso Martin Grubinger.

Fabian endorses Adams musical instruments, Meinl cymbals, Giannini Swiss Drums, and mallets by Infinity Percussion, where he has developed his own signature line of vibraphone mallets.