Fabian Ziegler

UPCOMING EVENT
30.6.2024
| Location:
Grosser Konzertsaal Musikzentrum Florhofgasse MKZ
Klus Classics Festival 2024 - Bartok Sonate

BIOGRAPHY

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.

CONCERTS

Klus Classics Festival 2024 - Bartok Sonate
Klavierduo Soos-Haag; Luca Staffelbach & Fabian Ziegler, Perkussion
June 30, 2024
| 17:00
Grosser Konzertsaal Musikzentrum Florhofgasse MKZ
TrioColores - Orgelmusik St. Peter Basel
TrioColores, Percussion; Ekaterina Kofanova, Organ
August 19, 2024
| 19:30
St. Peter Kirche, Basel
TrioColores - Musiktage Chesa Planta
TrioColores, Percussion
August 23, 2024
| 19:00
Gemeindesaal Samedan
Modern Gods
Akvile Sileikaite, Piano; Fabian Ziegler, Percussion
September 7, 2024
| 20:15
Theaterhaus Thurgau, Weinfelden
Modern Gods
Akvile Sileikaite, Piano; Fabian Ziegler, Percussion
September 12, 2024
| 20:00
Kultur- und Gemeindezentrum, Aadorf
Modern Gods
Akvile Sileikaite, Piano; Fabian Ziegler, Percussion
September 13, 2024
| 20:00
ZKO-Haus, Zürich
Modern Gods
Akvile Sileikaite, Piano; Fabian Ziegler, Percussion
September 14, 2024
| 20:00
Theater an der Grenze, Kreuzlingen
TrioColores - INN SITU Innsbruck
TrioColores, Percussion
October 2, 2024
| 19:00
BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck
TrioColores - :alpenarte 2024
TrioColores, Percussion
October 11, 2024
| 20:00
Angelika Kaufmann Saal, Schwarzenberg
TrioColores - Release Konzert "En Couleur"
TrioColores, Percussion
October 12, 2024
| 19:30
grosser Bürgersaal, Rathaus Frauenfeld
TrioColores - Release Konzert "En Couleur"
TrioColores, Percussion
October 13, 2024
| 17:00
katholische Kirche, Altishofen
TrioColores - "En Couleur"-Tour
TrioColores, Percussion
October 24, 2024
| tba
Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
TrioColores - "En Couleur"-Tour
TrioColores, Percussion
October 25, 2024
| tba
Andong Culture and Arts Center, Andong
TrioColores - "En Couleur"-Tour
TrioColores, Percussion
October 26, 2024
| tba
Daegu Arts Center, Daegu
TrioColores - "En Couleur"-Tour
TrioColores, Percussion
October 29, 2024
| tba
Seogypo Arts Center, Jeju Island
Music by John Psathas
Fabian Ziegler, Percussion
November 3, 2024
| 17:00
Aula Musikschule Aadorf
TrioColores - "En Couleur"-Tour
TrioColores, Percussion
December 5, 2024
| tba
Klaipeda Concert Hall, Klaipeda
TrioColores - "En Couleur"-Tour
TrioColores, Percussion
December 7, 2024
| 19:30
Kulturmühle Horw

PROJECTS

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.

DISCOGRAPHY

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.

MUSIC

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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