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Biography

Markus Brönnimann has held the position of principal flute in Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg since 1998. Born in Switzerland in 1968, he received his education from Günter Rumpel at Zurich University of the Arts. Further studies led him to Michel Debost in the USA and Renate Greiss-Armin in Karlsruhe. During his studies, Markus was awarded a scholarship by the Migros Cooperative Alliance. He gathered early orchestral experience as a member of the Young German Philharmonic, and was subsequently invited to play principal flute in the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra. Markus has a particular passion for chamber music. He is a member of the Ensemble Pyramide , whose activities include its own series of concerts in Zurich. As a chamber musician, he is a regular guest at festivals in Europe and overseas, performing in the Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein festivals as well as in China and Cape Classics in South Africa.
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Press reviews

Markus Brönnimann is committed to expanding the repertoire of his instrument. A comprehensive discography attests to his pioneering spirit and manifold interests, which have led to the performance and recording of valuable yet forgotten works such as Théodore Gouvy’s Serenades. Contemporary music is also of great importance to Markus, who has collaborated with composers such as Peter Eötvös, Sylvano Bussotti, Elena Firsova, Rudolf Kelterborn and Gao Ping. His musical interests are not just limited to the flute. In recent years, Markus has arranged over 25 works for Ensemble Pyramide. This output has been documented on CDs with music by W.A. Mozart, Franz Krommer, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Pierné and Claude Debussy. His own writings include texts about music, and in recent years an increasing number of compositions .
“Markus Brönnimann‘s playing, beautiful throughout the program, can most readily be enjoyed in the F major Sérénade. His first, low-range entry is firm in a register that's customarily weak, and his timbre is round, almost velvety. As the line ascends, the tone gains in clarity without turning aggressive. He's not a flashy player, though he certainly has dexterity to spare where the music wants it; rather, it's the poise and patience with which he spins out the passagework that lingers in the mind.” MusicWeb International about the CD Serenades by Th. Gouvy “Then the fabulously round and refined flute sound of Markus Brönnimann joined in, suddenly reminiscent of the affectionate timbre of the baroque flute.” Neue Musikzeitung, Germany “Brönnimann has a silvery sound and plenty of technique” Fanfare Magazine, USA

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