Nils Kohler biography

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10469705_10204537382419649_608488798435451075_nNils Kohler began his studies with Ernesto Molinari at the Hochschule der Künste in his home town of Bern in Switzerland, after which he studied in Cologne with Ralph Manno and in Basel with Francois Benda, graduating with a soloist ́s diploma (honours). From 2011 to 2013 he attended the Orchestral Academy at the Opera in Zürich.

His busy schedule leads throughout Europe and to Festivals such as those in Lucerne, Warsaw, Davos, Impuls(Graz), Donaueschingen and in Cologne and features such engagements as solo clarinetist at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, or as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Düsseldorf and Basel. He is currently a member of the Ensembles for New Music Garage and Proton (Bern) and has worked among others with the composers Beat Furrer, Pierre Boulez, Isabel Mundry. He organizes the Summer Festival Chamber Concerts Biglen (Switzerland) and as well as this is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher.He has won prizes and sponsorship with the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation,the Friedl Wald Foundation,The Shenk Foundation, the Basel Orchestral Society and the Arts Foundation Nord-Rhein Westfalen. He is a founding member of Ensemble Garage.

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