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PASCAL WIDMER

President

Pascal Widmer is a Swiss Jazz Percussionist and Feldenkrais practitioner. He was born in 1994 in Biel and currently lives in Bern. His field of musical experience is very broad: from popular music to free improvised music; from big stages to living room concerts; from bandleader to sideman. As a Feldenkrais practitioner, physical and mental health play a big role in his life and consequently in his artistic work also.

JOHANNA SCHWARZL

Vice-President

Johanna Schwarzl started her musical studies at the age of 14 at the Music University in Stuttgart under Professor Davide Formisano. After graduating her Bachelor in Stuttgart she continued her studies in Basel with Professor Felix Renggli and later on with Professor Sophie Cherrier at the CNSMDP, Paris. In the fall of 2020 Johanna graduated her 2nd Masters in Music Mediation in Bern, under professor Christian Studler. She works as the solo flutist in the Bern Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the Art University in Zurich.

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TIRZA VOGEL

Secretary

Tirza Vogel has a degree in music education from the Bern University of the Arts and is a freelance artist with a wide range of project experience in Portugal, Brazil and Switzerland.

Tirza has been passionately teaching violin, viola and string ensembles for years. Tirza is particularly pleased when she can inspire her students with her abundant and contagious creative enthusiasm.

DAN MARGINEAN

Accountant

Dan Marginean is a Romanian-born classical pianist and music school director. He has finished his studies with various specialisations in Cluj-Napoca, London, Lausanne, Bern and Zurich. He runs the Swiss based Music School "ArtsCademia" and manages different cultural projects in Switzerland as well as in other countries. His musical affinity lies with the Lied Repertoire and Opera.

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