Biography of Rütti Carl:
Born in Fribourg in 1949, he grew up in Zug. He had piano lessons with Cécile Hux. His musical education (organ,
theory, Gregorian musicology) was with Father Norbert Hegner at the monastery school Engelberg. After gaining
his school leaving certificate, Rütti studied music at the Conservatory in Zurich: piano with Sava Savoff and organ
with Erich Vollenwyder. In 1975 he gained soloist diplomas in both instruments. In 1976, with one academic year
in London, he studied piano with Kendall Taylor and organ with Richard Latham. The start of his compositional
work was under the influence of English choirs and in 1981 he made radio recordings with the BBC Singers. Since
then he has had close cooperation with the Cambridge Voices, the BBC Symphony Chorus, Escorial Norwich etc.
In 1999, he had a work performed at the Proms in London, and in 2000/2002/2004/2006/2011 worldwide Christmas
broadcasts of a carol from King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. His Requiem for choir and orchestra was premiered
in 2008 by the Bach Choir London in Winchester Cathedral. In 2005 he received a complimentary award from the
canton Zug. Several CD recordings of his works have been released by Guild, Naxos, ASV and Herald. Carl Rütti
lives in Zug. He is an organist in St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Oberägeri and gives piano and organ recitals.