About us

« L’art, c’est le plus court chemin de l’homme à l’homme ».
André Malraux

Born in Vevey in 1974 in a family of musicians, Jacques Hostettler studied percussion at the Conservatoire de Lausanne with Stéphane Borel and vibraphone at the School of Jazz and Modern Music with Philippe Cornaz. He achieves his percussion studies in 1997. Follows a recital at the Menuhin Gstaad Festival as a laureate of the Swiss Musicians Association. Timpanist of the Sinfonietta of Lausanne from 1998 to 2008, he also plays with ensembles of contemporary, baroque, jazz and numerous orchestras, notably the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, the Big Band de Lausanne, the Philharmonische Werkstatt Schweiz, Psophos 4tet (percussions) for which he composes and makes arrangements.

Born in Lausanne in 1978 in a family of musicians, Nicolas Suter begins the study of music by ten years of violin, then after 4 years of drumset with Jean-Luc Lavanchy and studies of sound engineering, he returns to classical music in the percussion class of Stéphane Borel. During his professional studies, he explores the different aspects of percussion in chamber music with the trio Adamas (creative percussions), the duo Superflux (flute and percussions) or the duo Impromptu (harp & marimba), but also in the theater or with dancers, for whom he composes or produces arrangements. He achieved his percussions studies in 2005. The same year, he receives a scholarship from the Leenaards Foundation.

Since its beginning, Tchiki duo explores three topics of music (language–emotion–communion) starting from a duality of personality meant to result in one musical identity. This workflow deeply transformed the musicians’s way to experience music on all levels : interpretation, stage performance, individual achievements throughout duo playing & artistic emancipation sharing reflections on music. This teamwork made Tchiki duo growing fast and broad, and continuously surprising his audience around the world.

Tchiki duo is at work with various artistic outcomes following our settled researches for the next years. Stay tuned & follow Tchiki duo