Balz Trümpy studied at the Basle Music Academy with majors in piano, music theory and composition. He was assistant to Luciano Berio from 1975 to 1978 and was also awarded several research commission from IRCAM in Paris during the same period. From 1979 until retiring in 2011 he was professor for music theory and composition at Basel’s Hochschule für Musik. Among other places, his compositions have been performed at festivals in Donaueschingen, the ISCM World Music Days, the Davos Festival and at the Lucerne Festival. The composer works with artists including Heinrich Schiff, Kurt Widmer, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Graziella Contratto, the Basler Madrigalisten and the Szymanowski Quartet. Balz Trümpy also appears in recital as a song accompanist and has published works on music theory.
Canti Elegiaci, An Florestan und Eusebius, Lieder der Ferne
by Balz Trümpy / World Premiere Recordings
Beatrice Voellmy, Soprano - Daniel Behle, Tenor - Claudia Weissbarth, Flute - Marcus Weiss, Saxophone - Mike Svoboda, Trompone - Carla Branca, Viola - Jürg Henneberger, Piano - Balz Trümpy, Composer