Born 1954 in Bern, Switzerland, internationally renowned soloist, composer and teacher, counts among the most outstanding cellists and musicians of our time. Thomas Demenga has performed at all important festivals and musical centres worldwide and given numerous concerts with fellow musicians such as Heinz Holliger, Gidon Kremer, Thomas Larcher, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann and Paul Meyer.

Demenga has played as a soloist with distinguished orchestras such as the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Boston Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, ORF-Symphonieorchester Wien, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Zürcher Kammerorchester.

He is known for his intensive confrontation with different historical eras and styles of interpretation and composition. Improvisation and New Music are important aspects of his artistic work. He has developed a unique voice as a composer and interpreter of 20th and 21st century music.

Demenga teaches at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel and has been the Artistic director of the Davos Festival, “Young Artists in Concert”, since August 2001.

Impressive documentation of his artistic work on a series of CDs is issued by ECM New Series.

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