Hans Jürg Bättig & Immanuel Richter

Biography Hans Jürg Bättig & Immanuel Richter

Immanuel Richter
received his musical training at the Zurich Conservatory under Claude Rip-pas, where he completed all his diplomas (teaching, orchestra and concert diplomas) with distinction. Already in his youth he won several prizes at various competitions. He attended master classes with Hakan Hardenberger, Pierre Thibaud, Allen Vizzutti and Maurice André, among others. Immanuel Richter has worked as a solo trumpeter in various orchestras (Zurich Opera Orchestra, St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana). For 3 years he was solo trumpeter of the “orchestra dell teatro alla Scala” in Milan, where he played under conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Georges Prêtre, Daniele Gatti, Riccardo Chailly, Gustavo Dudamel and many others. In summer 2009 he joined the Basel Symphony Orchestra as solo trumpeter. Numerous appearances as soloist and chamber musician. Solo trumpeter in the Gstaad Festival Orchestra (Jaap van Zweden), solo trumpeter in renowned European orchestras (Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome). Since 2008 he has taught trumpet at the Lucerne University of Music.

Hans Jürg Bättig
who lives in Zofingen, studied organ with Heinz Balli and piano with Michael Studer at the Berne Conservatory. After earning both teaching diplomas, he continued his organ training at the Stuttgart State Academy of Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Bernhard Haas in the soloist class. In addition to his instrumental training, Hans Jürg Bättig studied orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule Luzern.

Hans Jürg Bättig worked from 2007 to 2014 as organist and choir director at the former monastery church of St. Urban. Since 2015 he has been the principal organist of the Zofingen City Church. In addition to his rich musical activities, he works as a lawyer.

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