Bösch Christoph

Flutist Christoph Bösch’s activities as a performer and teacher have taken him throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America. In addition to his devotion to conventional fields, he is very interested in contemporary music. He is the solo flutist of the dynamic 15-member Ensemble Phoenix Basel (conductor: Jürg Henneberger), which he co-founded in 1998. The ensemble claims a great part of his time with its numerous projects, and regularly involves him, as interpreter and new-music specialist, with many of today’s leading composers, including Harrison Birtwhistle, Maurizio Kagel, Pierre Boulez, Beat Furrer, and Franz Furrer-Münch. In addition to performing a full season of concerts each year in both Basel and Bern, the ensemble makes frequent tours to such countries as Italy, France, Japan, Mexico, Estonia, and Rumania. Bösch enjoys the challenges of the full range of the ensemble’s projects – from large-scale music-theater productions to solo work on everything from piccolo to bass flute, and occasional performances on exotic wind instruments. He is especially delighted to play on his rare wooden flute made by Louis Lot in 1860.
Bösch is much in demand as a chamber musician and soloist – in duo B&B with percussionist Daniel Buess; with the Swiss Australian Collectables, a group involving flute, percussion and electronics. He has also performed as a substitute player in Basel’s symphony orchestras and the Zürich Chamber Orchestra.
His recordings include a recently released CD of works by Franz Furrer-Münch; numerous  recordings - also with  “Ensemble Phoenix Basel” - are  awailable at United Phoenix Records (http://www.unitedphoenixrecords.com)
Currently teacher for flute and chamber music at the Kantonsschule Reussbühl in Lucerne and Regionale Musikschule Liestal, he has taught in various schools in Switzerland since 1987. He has given masterclasses and workshops in New York City; Tokyo; Beijing; Recife, Brazil; Melbourne, Australia; and Ulan Bator, Mongolia, where he recently launched a new pedagogical aid-project to nurture budding professional musicians.
Christoph Bösch was born in Tübingen, Germany in 1969 and is half Austrian, half Swiss. He grew up in Switzerland and studied at the Basel Musikakademie with Felix Manz . He received teaching, orchestral, and concert diplomas in 1993-95. Instruction from Aurèle Nicolet  and masterclasses with William Bennett and Robert Winn  complemented his training.