Jonas Tschanz

Jonas Tschanz

Jonas Tschanz dedicates himself to a broad musical repertoire, explores classical music from various stylistic periods and has premiered numerous works.

As a passionate chamber musician, he performs internationally in several formations. He is currently a member of the BlattWerk reed quintett, Konus Quartet, Melisma Saxophone Quartet (Amsterdam) and the SÆITENWIND trio. His concert activities have taken him throughout Europe, to China, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Russia and the USA, where he has performed at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the National Center of Performing Arts Beijing and Izumi Hall Osaka, among others.

He has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras, including the Camerata Schweiz, the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra and the Oberland Thun Wind Orchestra. He has also performed at numerous festivals such as the Davos Festival, Huddersfield Festival (UK), Lucerne Festival, Grieg Festival Bergen (N) and Musikprotokoll (AT). His concerts have been recorded and broadcast by national radio stations in Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia and Switzerland (SRF).
Jonas Tschanz has been an accredited member of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich since 2016, as well as a regular guest with the Bern Symphony Orchestra.
He has played under the direction of renowned conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Kent Nagano and Sir Simon Rattle. Various CD recordings complete his musical activities.

The album Figurations, released in 2022 with BlattWerk, won over critics internationally and was placed on the best list 2022 by the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

Furthermore, he was awarded several times for his solo as well as chamber music performances, including Migros Kulturprozent, ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition and Concours Nicati. In 2015, he was honored with the Cultural Promotion Award of the City of Thun. Since 2020 he’s an ambassador for the instrument manufacturer Henri Selmer Paris.

Jonas Tschanz completed his instrumental studies with Christian Roellinger in Bern, with Arno Bornkamp in Amsterdam, before earning a specialized master's degree in contemporary music with Marcus Weiss at the Hochschule für Musik Basel.
He himself teaches at the Fribourg Conservatory in Switzerland.