Vergangenes Konzert

Summer Festival

12.08.-11.09. 2016



    Luzia von Wyl Ensemble:  Luzia von Wyl, piano and composition | Roman Glaser, flute | Nicola Katz, clarinet | Lukas Ross, bassclarinet | Maurus Conte, basson | Simon Heggendorn, violin | Jonas Iten, cello | André Pousaz, double bass | Raphael Christen, marimba | Lionel Friedli, percussion
    «Throwing Coins»
    A woman among men: six years ago the Lucerne-born composer and pianist Luzia von Wyl founded her own ensemble, bringing together a host of hand-picked musicians whom she knows so well that she can tailor her music to them. Together they create a virtuoso sound that blurs the boundaries between jazz and new music – no wonder, since their ensemble of piano, percussion, marimba, strings, and several woodwinds goes well beyond a traditional jazz band. Lyrical, originally instrumented soundscapes are interspersed with pulsating groove numbers – and Luzia von Wyl’s compositions constantly allow freedom for improvisation. Their new program “Throwing Coins” has been specially created for the LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut of the Luzia von Wyl Ensemble.

    Luzia von Wyl Ensemble

    Luzia von Wyl

    Jonas Iten

    André Pousaz

    André Pousaz, who was born in 1983 in Visp, began devoting himself at the age of nine to the double bass. Along with his classical training he studied the electric bass with Gilbert “Speedy” Jossen, ultimately enrolling in a program in the jazz department of the Lucerne University of Music, from which he graduated with distinction with a degree in performance. His mentors were Heiri Känzig, Wolfgang Zwiauer, and Herbie Kopf. In 2006 he won the Advancement Award of the Friedl Wald Foundation. André Pousaz has concertized across Europe, Russia, Bolivia, Colombia, China, Japan, and South Korea, collaborating with such jazz and pop greats as Christy Doran, Daniel Humair, Tobias Prei-sig, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Stefan Rusconi, Julian Sartorius, Nils Althaus, Freda Goodlett, and Heidi Happy. He is a member of the Swiss Army Big Band and the Swiss Jazz Orchestra.

    August 2016