In his young career, Fabian Ziegler has already achieved a goal in commissioning stunning new repertoire for percussion. He is committed to giving life to innovative compositions by renowned composers, such as John Psathas, Avner Dorman, Serj Tankian, Arash Safaian, Daniel Schnyder and many more. His goal is to elevate percussion repertoire to another level, working on original and meaningful projects with leading composers in the international music world. Fabian Ziegler is committed to bring the best of percussion repertoire to the people, to introduce them new and striking pieces for solo percussion and chamber music with percussion instruments.
Born in Switzerland, he completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Music at the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Klaus Schwärzler, Prof. Raphael Christen, Prof. Benjamin Forster, Martin Grubinger and Prof. Rainer Seegers. In addition to his regular studies, he also took part in international masterclasses with Katarzyna Mycka, Jean Geoffroy, Svet Stoyanov, Conrado Moya, Beverly Johnston, and many more.
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. Since 2017 he has also been a scholarship holder of the Friedl-Wald-Stiftung and the Rahn Kulturfonds. In 2018 & 2020 he won the Kiefer-Hablitzel / Göhner Music Prize and was a semi-finalist at the International TROMP Percussion Competition in both years.
Valentine Michaud (Saxophon). Fabian Ziegler (Vibraphone). Diego Caruso (Double Bass). Kevin Griffiths (Conductor). City Light Symphony Orchestra.
Modern Gods. Fabian Ziegler (Percussion), Akvilė Šileikaitė (Piano) Music by John Psathas - Sound: Mario Bruderhofer. Design: Lauryna Narkeviciute. Price: CHF 25.- (incl. sending in CH)
Debut CD. Fabian Ziegler (Percussion), Akvilė Šileikaitė; Benjamin Engeli (Piano), Luca Staffelbach (Vibraphone). Credits - Sound: Mario Bruderhofer. Photo: Akvilė Šileikaitė. Design: Marija Krasnovskyte. ARS Produktion: Annette Schumacher. Price: CHF 20.- (incl. sending in CH)