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Marianne Benz

* 23.10.1974


Artistic CV


performances / bands/ CD-productions/ workshops / musical projects
2016 – present
leader of a toddlers singing in the «Eltern-Kind-Café Kuettigen/ Rombach » near Aarau
2014 – 2015
founder and co-leader of a childrens singing for Moms and Dads with their toddlers, Kuettigen near Aarau
2009
recordings with David Pluess, pianist, arranger and composer in Zofingen, for Clemens Bittlinger
2004 – present
singer with the pianist and composer Edgar Marc Petter, Zuerich
2005
singer with the band MM3, Basel
2004 – 2006
singer with the jazz ensemble Q4JAZZ, Zuerich
2003
CD recording with the Erich Gandet Quintet: «That Very Moment»
2002 – 2005
singer with the jazz ensemble Erich Gandet Quintet, Aarau
1999 - 2000
actress singer playing the main role of ‘Jeannette’ in the Swiss musical «The Voice», Steffisburg near Thun
1996 - 1999
singer in the acappella band ‘pickup’
1999
TV performance with ‘pickup’ in the show ‘Risiko’ on SF DRS 1
1998
concert at the international festival «jazz a cappella nei giardini d’Europa» in Peschiera/ Italy
1997
CD recording with «pickup»: «pick it up»
1993-1995
singer in the gospel choir «awake», solo vocalist and choir
1994
singer in the acappella choir «Voices of Celebration»

Competitions with «pickup»
1998
finalist in the «Kleiner Prix-Walo», second place in the «special act» category
1998
finalist in the «Goldener Scheinwerfer»
1997
second place in the «Young Generation Challenge»

Professional activities
2003

acknowledgement as a professional singer and vocal teacher SMPV (Swiss Association for the Pedagogy of Music)
2001 – present
teaching solo voice in pop, rock, jazz, latin, funk, gospel and musical interpretation, based on classical vocal training
1996 – present
free–lance singer

Professional education
2002-2003
Vocal lessons for jazz interpretation with Marianne Racine, Zurich, and Renata Friederich, Aarau
1999 – 2003
Training for professional singer and vocal teacher SMPV at the Academy of Contemporary Music ACM, Zurich
1999 – 2002
Vocal lessons for jazz interpretation with Rahel Hadorn, Zurich, and Sandra Peter, Zurich
1997-1999
Vocal lessons with Brigitte Kunz–Annoff, Zurich: pop, rock and jazz interpretation, musical
1994 – 1996
Classical vocal lessons with René Koch, Zofingen
1993 – 1994
Classical vocal lessons with Stefania Huonder, Aarau
1984 – 1996
Violin and piano lessons with several teachers in and around Aarau

Languages
Fluent German, English and French
   


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Erich Gandet Quintet