«... leicht über der Marimba-Oberkante positioniert, zeigte Migros-Preisträger Fabian Ziegler, wie eine komplexe, anstrengende Notation bewegend und berührend, leicht, klingen kann. Allerhöchstes Spiel- und Genussniveau.»
– Allgäuer Zeitung, 11. Mai 2016
Fabian Ziegler (*1995) received his first percussion instruction when he was only 9 years old. Now, he is the prizewinner of various national competitions. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Arts in Zurich between 2014-2017 with mentors Martin Grubinger, Prof. Klaus Schwärzler, Prof. Raphael Christen and Prof. Rainer Seegers. As of September 2017, Fabian Ziegler is studying for his Master of Arts in Music, Specialized Solo Performance, at the University of Arts in Zurich.
With his participation at international master classes, for example with Katarzyna Mycka (DE), Jean Geoffroy (F), Svet Stoyanov (BG), Conrado Moya (E), Beverly Johnston (CAN), he continues to broaden his horizons beyond his daily studies.
In 2016, Fabian Ziegler received the prestigious study award from the Cultural Producer Migros for his extraordinary solo performance at the Cultural Producer Migros’ instrumental music competition. He got the same award again in 2018 and is now a part of the Cultural Producer Migros Concert Agency. Additionally, he has been a scholar of the Friedl-Wald-Foundation since March 2017 and scholar of the Rahn Kulturfonds in November 2017. In February 2018 he won the first price at the Kiefer Hablitzel / Ernst Göhner Musikpreis 2018. In November 2018 he was semifinalist at the TROMP International Percussion Competition in Eindhoven.
As a soloist and marimbist, he has distinguished himself in numerous concerts and recitals. In March 2017, Ziegler performed various concerts with the Percussive Planet Ensemble under Martin Grubinger (A). In August 2017, Ziegler gave his debut as a soloist at the 32nd Davos Festival – Young Artists In Concert with chamber music pieces for marimba and percussion from composers such as Xenakis, Kagel, Hatzis, and Psathas in changing constellations. Along with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the pianist Sebastian Knauer, he performed “Überbach” from Arash Safain in Zurich in September 2017.
Additionally, Ziegler was able to performed the European premiere of the percussion concert >>Tongues of Fire<< from Christos Hatzis (CAN) in 2017 as well as the world premiere of >>Double Concerto pour Vibraphone, Marimba et Orchestre à Vents<< from Emmanuel Séjourné (F) in 2016. Ziegler‘s performances have taken him to various renowned concert halls, both at home and abroad, including the Konzerthaus Berlin, the KKL Lucerne, Tonhalle Zurich, Kultur Casino Bern, and the Tonhalle St. Gallen.
Since 2015, Ziegler started his own concert series under the title Marimba Recital Concerts, where he has been able to welcome colleagues and guests from around the globe.