Fabian Ziegler

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Zähnteschüür, Oberrohrdorf
TrioColores - MusicalColorBox


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.


TrioColores - MusicalColorBox
TrioColores, Percussion
March 16, 2024
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Zähnteschüür, Oberrohrdorf
TrioColores - MusicalColorBox
TrioColores, Percussion
March 17, 2024
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Der Maihof, Luzern
Soirée Française - Swiss Artist's Circle
TrioColores, Percussion
June 8, 2024
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evangelische Kirche, Matzingen
TrioColores - Soirée Française
TrioColores, Percussion
June 9, 2024
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reformierte Kirche Seon
Spices, Perfumes, Toxins - Stadtorchester Frauenfeld
Conrado Moya; Fabian Ziegler, Percussion; Stadtorchester Frauenfeld
June 15, 2024
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Kulturforum Amriswil
Spices, Perfumes, Toxins - Stadtorchester Frauenfeld
Conrado Moya; Fabian Ziegler, Percussion; Stadtorchester Frauenfeld
June 16, 2024
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Casino Frauenfeld


Soirée Française - TrioColores

In the current program "Soirée française" the TrioColores focuses on French music of the 19th and 20th century and in the center are the composers Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saëns and Darius Milhaud. The extraordinary sense of instrumentation and timbre of these same composers is at the heart of their arrangements, allowing the works to shine on their instruments in a modern, contemporary way and in new colors. Thanks to the multifaceted sound world of the percussion instruments, they lend nuanced timbres to the works and make the already familiar resound anew. Look forward to familiar music in a new guise.

Visuals Are The Sounds - Fabian Ziegler

Do we see sounds or hear images? Image and sound have always been strong partners - in film, visual art and many other areas of our lives. Images and visualizations can amplify what we hear and sometimes make it more tangible. With the program "Visuals Are The Sounds" Fabian Ziegler presents a program with percussion instruments, played live, electronics to expand the sound spectrum and visualizations and video for a pictorial representation, support of what is heard or even presentation of entire cities.

Modern Gods - an immersive experience

In ancient times, people had a relationship with the gods; today, they have one with technology. In ancient times, people were not allowed to disappoint the gods; today, we are not allowed to disappoint our followers. Who follows, controls and judges us? Do we sacrifice our time and lives to the gods or to modern technologies? In today's society, our self-image reflects the way others see us; therefore, it is easy to manipulate us. John Psathas' music questions the relationship between humans, gods and technology in different ways. Creatures, the Furies and Maenads in View from Olympus, once watched over humans and obeyed the wishes of the gods. The sacred halos: secretly protecting humans, and nowadays present in a different form. And RealBadNow: a reflection on the power of modern technology - whose influence on us depends on our own deeply human behaviour.


Modern Gods

Modern Gods. Fabian Ziegler (Percussion), Akvilė Šileikaitė (Piano) Music by John Psathas - Sound: Mario Bruderhofer. Design: Lauryna Narkeviciute. Price: CHF 25.- (CD) CHF 60.- (Vinyl) (incl. sending in CH) 

Gods, Rhythms, Human

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) 

Spotlight on John Williams

Valentine Michaud (Saxophon). Fabian Ziegler (Vibraphone). Diego Caruso (Double Bass).  Kevin Griffiths (Conductor). City Light Symphony Orchestra.


The All-Seeing Sky - John Psathas

RealBadNow - IV. Teach appreciation of the Aesthetics of Violence - John Psathas

Halo - III. Angelus - John Psathas

RealBadNow - V. RealBadNow - John Psathas (*1966)

RealBadNow - III. Prepare for Defiant Acts of Radical Imagination - John Psathas (*1966)

Atalanta - John Psathas (*1966)

In The Fire Of Conflict - Christos Hatzis (*1953)

Interzones - Bruce Hamilton (*1966)

Quartet - Steve Reich (*1936) (excerpts 1st movement)

Quartet - Steve Reich (*1936) (excerpts 2nd & 3rd movement)

Rebonds B - Iannis Xenakis (1922 - 2001)

Bad Touch - Casey Cangelosi (*1981)

Soirée Française - TrioColores

Petite Suite - IV. Ballet - Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Ghanaia - Matthias Schmitt (*1958)

Catching Shadows - Ivan Trevino (*1983)



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