Michael Bach becomes a lecturer in wind music direction at the Lucerne School of Music

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The Institute of Classical and Sacred Music at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts welcomes Michael Bach as a new major subject lecturer for wind music conducting from the 2024/25 academic year.

Growing up in a family of musicians, Michael Bach completed his studies in wind music conducting at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) with Ludwig Wicki, Oliver Waespi and Thomas Rüedi, among others. His first prize at the Swiss Conducting Competition in Baden in 2006 paved the way for his future career. Michael Bach went on to win various other national and international titles as a conductor of different ensembles. He has been conducting the Bürgermusik Lucerne brass band since 2009. Winning the title of European Champion at the 2014 European Brass Band Competition in Perth (UK) is certainly a highlight of this successful collaboration. In addition to a busy concert schedule with various orchestras and brass band formations, he is also active abroad. He has been principal conductor of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band (GB) since 2023 and is a regular guest conductor with bands such as the Eikanger-Bjorsvik Band (NO) and the Fodens Band (GB). In 2021, he conducted an ensemble of the Philharmonia Zurich as part of a brass project at Zurich Opera House. In addition, he regularly acts as a juror at major national and international competitions and is also director of the Saanenland-Obersimmental Music School.

We warmly welcome Michael Bach to the Institute of Classical and Sacred Music and are very much looking forward to working with him!