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In Oct., Swiss violist Tobias Preisig and Swiss band Hildegard Lernt Fliegen will perform at 2012 JZ festival.



Tobias Preisig

Tobias Preisig, born in 1981 in Zurich, was admitted as the first violin student at the “Swiss Jazz School” in Berne at the age of seventeen. In 1998, soloist awards from several festivals in Switzerland. Performances with the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra and in 1999 he represents the Swiss Jazz School at the IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz) in Paris. Music study at the New-School University, Jazz Department in New York City, completed his degree with “Bachelor of Fine Arts” in 2002. In 2000, he was invited to join the Masterclass at the Ravinia Jazz Festival in Chicago. In 2003, touring Europe with the European Youth Jazz Orchestra, followed by a six months’ stay in Paris. In 2004, he starts his own quartet – first CD “Chapter One”. 



Hildegard Lernt Fliegen
Founded in 2005 by singer and composer Andreas Schaerer, this Swiss sextet has already grown a beard and started to stay out late. Schaerer’s compositions slip through any easy attempts at categorization as easily as a trout squirms free of a fisherman’s hands. The group was finally brought ashore in 2007, when they released their first album for the Swiss label Unit Records. The reviews were glowing, sales were brisk, and the album had to be re-released after being sold out in a couple of months.


Since then, the band has traveled thousands of kilometers on the Autobahn, drank many a liter of gas station coffee, and played more solos and refrains than they care to remember — on tours in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. They’ve tickled the fancies of audiences and expert juries alike. In May 2008 the group won the ZKB Jazz Prize. The long and storied list of stages where Hildegard Lernt Fliegen has performed include many a jazz club and cabaret, but also festivals such as Jazznojazz Zürich, Cully Jazz, BeJazz Winterfestival, Offside Festival Geldern, Suisse Jazz Diagonales, Langnauer Jazz Nights, Dresdner Jazztage, and the Stanser Musiktage.




Performance Schedule:

Tobias Preisig Quartet

October 16 - YugongYishan - Beijing
October 18 - Jz Club - Hangzhou
October 20 - Jinqiao (Jz Festival Jazz Around Town) – Shanghai
October 20 – JZ Lounge
October 21 - 17:00-18:00, River Stage (Jz Festival) - Shanghai

Hildegard Lernt Fliegen

October 18 - Jz Club - Hangzhou
October 20 - Jinqiao (Jz Festival Jazz Around Town) – Shanghai
October 20 – JZ Lounge
October 21 - 18:30-19:30, River Stage (Jz Festival) - Shanghai


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Consulate General of Switzerland

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