« L’art, c’est le plus court chemin de l’homme à l’homme ».
Born in Vevey in 1974 in a family of musicians, Jacques Hostettler studied at the Conservatoire de Lausanne in the percussion class of Stéphane Borel and at the School of Jazz and Modern Music in the class of vibraphone by Philippe Cornaz. He received a first prize virtuosity « cum laude » in 1997. Follows a recital at the Menuhin Gstaad Festival as a scholar of the Swiss Musicians Association. First 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 of Lausanne, the Philharmonische Werkstatt Schweiz, Psophos percussion for which he composes and arranges music.
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 (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 arranges the music. He obtained a Diploma of Concert with congratulations of the jury in 2005. The same year, he receives a scholarship of the Leenaards Foundation.
Since 10 years, Tchiki duo explores three topics of music (language–emotion–communion) starting from a duality of personalities meant to result in one musical identity, and it deeply transformed our way to experience music, on all levels : interpretation, stage performance, individual achievements throughout duo playing & artistic emancipation sharing reflections on music. This teamwork through time made Tchiki duo growing fast and broad, and continuously surprise his audience around the world.
Tchiki duo is at work with various artistic outcomes following our settled researches for the next 10 years. Stay tuned & follow Tchiki duo