マイケル ズーバー MICHAEL ZUBER
– VIOLIN BOW, Tourte model by KUNITAKA OHSE
– VIOLA BOW, Tourte model by KUNITAKA OHSE
– VIOLIN, Stradivari model by YUKI HORI
The combination of excellent craftsmanship, material and artistry, makes every bow a true pleasure to play.
Michael Zuber was born in Strasbourg in 1971 and received his first violin lessons from his grandfather at the age of four. At six he began studying with Oscar Jemine, former student of the Belgian virtuoso and teacher Eugène Ysaye. His first solo concerto performance with orchestra was in 1982 at the age of ten.
He continued his studies with Pierre Amoyal, first in Paris and then at the Lausanne Conservatoire where he received the Premier Prix de Virtuosité avec Félicitations and the Licence de Concert (concert diploma). He participated as well in the master classes of Ruggiero Ricci. The legendary violinist Zino Francescatti, was for many years his teacher and mentor.
Michael Zuber has performed numerous solo concertos with orchestra, including with the Sinfonia Varsovia, the philharmonic orchestras of Strasbourg, Cannes and Montpellier, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Solistes Européens du Luxembourg, the London Mozart Players, the Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra, the Karlsruhe Sinfonietta and the Baltic States Orchestra. He has been noticed by conductors such as Théodore Guschelbauer and Rudolf Baumgartner and has performed under Mathias Bamert, Lord Yehudi Menuhin (in 1998), Jack Martin Händler, Friedemann Layer, Jörg Faerber, Philippe Bender, Saulius Sondeckis, and others.
He has recorded the five Mozart concertos and the Bach concertos with the Prague Chamber Orchestra. He has also recorded a French music CD with Magali Bourquin, playing Vierne and Debussy. Michael Zuber has played and owned many prominent instruments, including a Stradivari from 1698 and a G.B. Guadagnini made in 1752.
He is a prize recipient (October 1998) and jury member (September 1999) of the Fondation d’Alsace. Michael Zuber has performed with artists such as Pierre Amoyal, Michael Rudy, Gérard Caussé, Gábor Takács-Nagy and François Killian.
Michael Zuber is a passionate collector of fine instruments and bows and has for many years been active in the instrument market. In order to pursue his passion and knowledge, he has established a consultancy company with the Norwegian cellist Øystein Birkeland.