Jonas Tschanz

Jonas Tschanz, born in Switzerland, appreciates the huge variety of sounds the saxophone has to offer. Therefore he’s interested in playing a broad repertory.

As a passionate chamber musician Jonas Tschanz performs with different ensembles internationally. He’s member of the BlattWerk Quintett, the Konus Quartett, the Melisma Saxophone Quartett and the Trio SÆITENWIND. His musical activities brought him to many European countries as well as to Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Russia and the US. As a soloist he performed with various orchestras like the Camerata Schweiz, the Sinfonieorchester Biel Solothurn and the Thuner Stadtorchester.

Jonas Tschanz has appeared on numerous festivals including the Davos Festival (CH), Musikprotokoll (AUT), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Jardins Musicaux (CH) and Open Days (DK). In addition to that he’s a regular guest player at the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Symphony Orchestra of Bern, the Ensemble Proton and the Ensemble Phoenix among others.

His performances have been broadcasted by the Swiss radio stations SRF2, ESPACE2, the Dutch Radio4, the Russian radio Orpheus and the Mexican Radio IMER. So far he has recorded five CD’s with his quartets Konus and Melisma.

Jonas Tschanz studied saxophone at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with Christian Roellinger, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp (Master of Arts) before he received at the Hochschule für Musik Basel his Master of Specialized Performance“ working with Marcus Weiss.

He won several prizes at the Swiss Chamber Music Competition, Concours Nicati and has been awarded 2015 with the Kulturförderpreis by the city of Thun. Besides he received the prestigious scholarship of the Ernst-Göhner-Stiftung and has been promoted by Migros Kulturprozent.
 

Photo credit : Edo Landwehr - Hajime Kato - Anna Katharina Scheidegger

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Instruments
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Alto Saxophone
Super Action 80 Serie II alto

The 'Super Action 80 Series II' called 'Series II' is the oldest model manufactured in our factory. It holds the acoustic qualities of historic models. Backbone of our catalogue, it is the alto versatile par excellence.

Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Tenor Saxophone
Series III Tenor

The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.

Baritone Saxophone
Super Action 80 Series II Baritone

The 'Super Action 80 Series II' baritone offers excellent consistency of sound over the whole register, without break-up between low and high notes.

It develops a particularly warm and mellow tone, thus sublimating the features characteristic to this instrument.

Saxophone Accessories
B-flat tenor saxophone S90 mouthpiece

Producing a very direct, homogeneous sound with great flexibility and suppleness, this balanced mouthpiece will meet the needs of both students and professionals alike.

Saxophone Accessories
E-flat baritone to low A saxophone S90 mouthpiece

Producing a very direct, homogeneous sound with great flexibility and suppleness, this balanced mouthpiece will meet the needs of both students and professionals alike.

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