Felix Gygli, born in Muttenz in 1996, began his singing studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Prof. Gerd Türk after obtaining his high school diploma (type L), for which he was awarded the Novartis Basel Matura Prize, where he will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in summer 2020.
He receives further vocal input from master classes with Christian Immler, Margreet Honig, Andreas Scholl and Flavio Ferri-Benedetti. He began his musical education at the age of four on the violin. At the age of seventeen, he received his first singing lessons with Jean-Christophe Groffe.
The young baritone performs both as a soloist and in chamber music formations and is a member of various professional ensembles such as the La Cetra Vocal Ensemble, the Basel Vocal Soloists or the Zurich Chamber Singers. In addition to the baroque focus of his studies at the Schola Cantorum, he is particularly interested in Lied singing and regularly gives Lied concerts together with the pianist Tomasz Domanski.
He gained his first stage experience with WorkshOpera Bern in the role of “Conte Almaviva” in a performance of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”. In the 2019/20 season, he will appear at the Theater Basel in a production of Luigi Nono’s “Al gran sole carico d’amore” and the ballet production “Gloria!”, as well as appearing as “Papageno” in a production of “The Magic Flute” by the Association Opéra Ouverture in Sion.
In addition to his activities as a singer, Felix Gygli is a member of the Muttenz Municipal Commission and a board member of the “Jugendchor beider Basel”. He is conductor of the “Frauenchor Pratteln” and leads the ensemble “Lunovis” with his fellow student Timo Waldmeier.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on September 24, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than August 31, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
Scholarship holder Rahn Kulturfonds (Audition 2019)
Alle Künstler, Preisträger und Stipendiate, seit 1976.