Biography of Frutiger Martin:
Martin Frutiger was born in Bern in 1977. During his school days he studied with Professor Hans Elhorst at the Bern University of the Arts. He continued his oboe studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich in the master class of Professor Günther Passin. From 2001 to 2003 he played in the Orchester-Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Since 2004 he has been principal cor anglais player with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
Martin Frutiger has won several competitions including first prize in the International Oboe Competition of the Handel Festival in Halle on the Saale and also first prize at the “Concours National d’Execution Musicale” in Riddes, Switzerland. In 2003 he was awarded second prize in the International Sony Competition in Tokyo. In the same year he was also a finalist in the “New Talent” competition of the European Broadcasting Union in Bratislava. As a cor anglais player he has received invitations to give concerts and master classes throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. In January 2007 he was the soloist in the Swiss premiere of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski’s cor
anglais Concerto with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the direction of the composer. Martin Frutiger is a lecturer for cor anglais and oboe d’amore at the Zurich University of the Arts. He is the artistic director for oboe of “The Muri Competition”. Martin Frutiger plays a cor anglais built by Buffet Crampon of Paris.