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Benjamin Zwick was born in the Canton of Thurgau Switzerland and studied at the Zurich University of Arts.​

At the age of five, he started to play the clarinet.

 

His father – a jazz musician (clarinet and saxophone) – accompanied his first musically steps. In his youth he won national prizes and played the solo clarinet in various orchestras. During this time he had the possibility to make some experiences with chamber music, symphonic orchestras and also symphonic wind bands.

​In 2008 he started with the professional musical education at the Zurich University of Arts. In 2013 he got the Master Diploma "with distinction".

​In 2016 Benjamin Zwick became Chief Conductor of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of the Canton of Thurgau. For many years he is also Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Symphonic Wind Bands in Altsätten (CH) and Appenzell (CH). Both orchestras give concerts at top level in their hometowns and international. Since summer 2022 he conducts the Amriswil Chamber Orchestra.

From fall 2020 to April 2024, Benjamin Zwick attended advanced studies in orchestral conducting at the Zurich University of Arts with Christof Brunner, Johannes Schlaefli and Iwan Wassilevski.

He completed his Master of Advanced Studies with the highest grade “with distinction”.

​It is a great pleasure and an important task for him to inspire young people for classical music.

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Music education

2024 Zurich University of Arts - Master of Advanced Studies - Orchestral Conducting

         Predicate: with distinction

2022-2023CAS – Orchestral Conducting (Advanced) at the Zurich University of Arts

2020-2022 CAS – Orchestral Conducting (Intermediate) at the Zurich University of Arts, Christ

2013 Zurich University of Arts - Master of Arts ZFH (Classical Music)

         Major subject: Clarinet, Prof. Elmar Schmid

         Minor subject: Orchestral Conducting, Marc Kissoczy

         Predicate: with distinction

 

2011 Zurich University of Arts - Bachelor of Arts ZFH (Classical Music)

 

2008 Music studies at the Zurich University of Arts

         Major subject: Clarinet, Prof. Elmar Schmid

 

2007 Course - Wind Band conducting by the Swiss Wind Band Association

 

2003-2006 Clarinet lessons (Vitalij Vosniak)

1993-2003 Clarinet lessons (Daniel-Pierre Zwick)

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