Jeremy Bager | SUI/GBR | *1996
The Anglo-Swiss bassoonist, Jeremy Bager, was born in Lausanne. He studied with Carlo Colombo at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2017. During that time, he participated in the Erasmus programme. This gave him the opportunity to study for a semester at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp with Francis Pollet. He subsequently obtained a Master in Music Performance with Giorgio Mandolesi at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2020. In addition to his regular studies, Jeremy Bager has taken lessons from renowned teachers such as Dag Jensen, Guillaume Santana, Václav Vonášek, Martin Gatt, Pierre Martens, Pieter Nuytten and Richard Galler.
A passionate orchestral player, Jeremy Bager was recently invited as guest principal bassoon at the opera houses of Frankfurt and Palermo. From 2019 until 2022, he has been a member of the Mendelssohn-Orchesterakademie of the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig where, in parallel to playing in the orchestra, he received regular lessons with principal bassoonists David Petersen and Thomas Reinhardt. He has also participated in a number of youth orchestras and summer academies such as the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, the National Young Musicians’ Orchestra of Switzerland (SJSO), the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
Jeremy Bager is also a committed chamber musician. He has been a guest at various international chamber music festivals such as The British Isles Music Festival (United Kingdom, 2014), the I Solisti Music Academy (Belgium, 2015) and the International Summer Academy (Austria, 2016). Since 2019, he has been a member of the Camerata Figarella in Corsica and the Ensemble Astera (woodwind quintet) which he founded with fellow students. He also regularly performs with his brother, pianist Frederic Bager, all over Switzerland and Europe.
Jeremy Bager is supported by the Migros Kulturprozent study award.
Bild © Reza Kaviani
Stand: Januar 2022