writer and pianist
“I grew up listening to storytellers: my mother, my grandfather, the authors whose books I read. Telling my own stories is one of my most deeply rooted instincts and through vox fabulae I combine that with my passion for music.
My father was born in Basel and I am a dual Swiss-American citizen. After a childhood spent all around the world (China, Central Africa, Taiwan), I spent several years in Budapest for my preparatory music studies in piano with Katalin Schweizer. In 2007 I came to Basel to study piano first with Jean-Jacques Dünki and then with Tobias Schabenberger. I also studied composition with Georg Friedrich Haas and it was in his music analysis classes that I first met Elia. I graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Basel in 2011 with a master’s degree in piano pedagogy and a minor in composition.
As a pianist I have performed both as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America, and Africa. As writer I have interned at the Budapest Times and worked for various travel websites. I also maintain the green apfel blog, dedicated to the cultural life of Basel. I teach piano at the music school in Olten and live and work in Basel.”