damien bachmann quintette brahms

Johannes Brahms – Quintette



Saturday 16 November 2019, 7 pm

Martigny - Le Châble, Suisse (Espace St Marc)

Concert Musique Solidaire Rotary Verbier

Gershwin, Schnyder, Kovacs

Thursday 9 January 2020, 8 pm

Genève, Suisse (Victoria Hall)

Chaarts – Geneva

Friday 17 January 2020, 8 pm

Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie

Cluj-Napoca – Nielsen

Nielsen, concerto pour clarinette

Transylvania Philarmonic State Orchestra
Valentin Uryupin, chef d’orchestre

Sunday 17 May 2020, 5 pm

Thônex, Suisse (Espace Culturel)

Mozart & Weber

Mozart, Weber, Schubert
Quatuor Terpsycordes

Thursday 5 November 2020

Coppet, Suisse (Damien Bachmann)


Thursday 3 December 2020, 8 pm

Neuchâtel, Suisse


Quand le monde fléchit autour de soi, quand les structures d’une civilisation vacillent, il est bon de revenir sur ce qui, dans l’Histoire, ne fléchit pas, mais au contraire redresse le courage, rassemble les séparés, pacifie sans meurtrir.

Citation d’Albert Camus sur Mozart (1956)
dans un article publié le 15.01.2017 à propos du concert du 13.01.2017 avec le Quatuor Terspycordes au Mont Musical. 24heures.ch
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Born in 1991, Damien Bachmann is a swiss clarinetist.
He studied with the internationally renowned teachers François Benda in Basel, Harri Mäki in the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki and Michel Westphal in Geneva. As a source of inspiration he took part in master classes with Andreas Sunden, Thomas Friedli, Wenzel Fuchs, Bernhard Röthlisberger, Lorenzo Coppola, Kilian Herold, Paolo Beltramini.

Damien Bachmann received several prizes and special awards in national and international competitions include the 1st prize and two special prizes of the « 15th Gheorghe Dima Clarinet Competition » in 2015, the 1st prize of the « 1st Béla Kovács International clarinet competition », the 1st prize of the « 38th Concours National d’Exécution Musicale » in Switzerland, the 1st prize and the special Public Award of the « 10th Concours National du Jura », the 3rd prize of the « 10th Concorso internazionale per clarinetto di Carlino », the 3rd prize of the « 1st Czech Clarinet Art Competition ». He’s supported by the « Friedl-Wald » Foundation, the « Marescotti » Foundation and received in 2013 in Zürich the Prize of the « Pour-cent culturel Migros ». He’s first prize winner 2014 of the Evamaria Schenk Stiftung from Zofingen (CH). In June 2015, he won the highest chamber music prize of the Dienemann Music Foundation in Lucerne (CH) and in 2016 he won the prestigious « Basler Förderpreis » (1st prize) of the BOG Foundation in Basel (CH). He’s supported by the Hischmann Stiftung from Zürich.

He played as soloist with the Sinfonie Orchester Basel, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, the Argovia Philarmonic and with the Aviv Quartet, Casal Quartet, Quatuor Terpsycordes, Gerhard Quartet, Quatuor de Genève and pianists Fazil Say or Christian Chamorel.

Damien Bachmann achieved an internship with the Berner Symphonie Orchester in june 2017 and plays as guest in the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana or in the Sinfonie Orchester Basel.

Damien Bachmann is a devoted clarinetist, blessed with beautiful sound, solid technic, natural musicality and a healthy sense of fantasy.

Prof. Shirley Brill,
Hans Eisler School of Music Berlin
Winner of Geneva Competition 2008



Aaron Copland, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra

Saturday 23 August 2014

Béla Kovács, Hommage à R. Strauss

Wednesday 7 October 2015

W.A. Mozart, Quintette pour clarinette

Friday 4 March 2016

W.A. Mozart, Concerto pour clarinette

Saturday 30 July 2016

Beethoven, trio pour clarinette Op. 11

Thursday 17 August 2017

Brahms Clarinet Quintet – Damien Bachmann & Quatuor Ébène

Tuesday 28 August 2018




11th “Puplinge Classique” Festival, July 18th until August 22nd.

Founded in February 2010, this music festival became in 10 years one of the most important music event in Geneva. Damien Bachmann is co-founder and artistic director since the beginning of the Festival.

Find all the videos from the 2016 edition here : youTube channel.


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