Markus Hochuli

Guitarist and theorboist Markus Hochuli studied classical guitar in Winterthur/CH (Christoph Jaeggin) and in Karlsruhe/D (Prof. Wilhelm Bruck). He gives concerts on the theorbo and the guitar, playing music from the renaissance to the 20th century.

In the field of contemporary music, he has called attention to himself with several world premieres and debut performances, among others with works by Klaus Huber, Toshio Hosokawa, Johannes Schöllhorn, Myriam Lucia Marbe, Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Eric Gaudibert, Fritz Voegelin and Bettina Skrzypczak. He was also inspired by the collaboration with composers like Dieter Schnebel, Juerg Wyttenbach and Fred Frith.

In his concerts, he does not hesitate to play other instruments, too, for instance the electric guitar, but does not refrain either from more unusual instruments like the balalaika (Wyschnegradsky), the banjo (Kagel/Gershwin) and the octave guitar, or from preparing his instruments according to the needs of the composers.

As a soloist, Markus Hochuli plays with different orchestras and is a teacher at the Zurich Conservatory.

He has been invited to, among others, the following festivals: Takefu International Music Festival/Japan, Maerz-Musik in Berlin, Musica Contemporanea di Perugia/Italy, Internationales Festival der Laute in Salzburg.

In 2001, the canton Aargau/CH has honoured him for his artistic achievements.

Phonography: "Marsyas"


Links: Interview in German, in Japanese,
Profile in Japanese (Takefu Int.)
>Pictures & Program, in Japanese (Takefu Int. 2004) >06/06/04, 08/06/04, 09/06/04, 10/06/04, 12/06/04, 13/06/04

Markus Hochuli : activity

This page was last updated: 27/05/05