Manuel Nägeli, born in Winterthur in 1991, began his violin studies with Adelina Oprean at the Hochschule für Musik Basel after completing his Matura (old-language profile). Since September 2012 he has been continuing his studies at the Zurich University of Arts with Ulrich Gröner. He completed his Bachelor project with distinction. From 2013 he also studied viola with Michel Rouilly and since 2014 with Wendy Enderle. He won several prizes in national competitions and attended numerous master classes (with Thomas Brandis, Zakhar Bron, Igor Ozim, Benjamin Schmid and Ingolf Turban, among others). As a soloist he performed with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Muhai Tang in the Tonhalle Zurich and with the Ensemble La Partita in the Church of St. Peter Zurich. Between 2015 and 2017 he was principal viola player in the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra. In the 2015/2016 season he completed an internship with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, where he also received a temporary contract until 2018. He is also a member of the argovia philharmonic and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
May 23, 2019
October 28, 2019
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 May 23, 2019, please hand in your complete application no later than April 30, 2019 by email or by filling out the following form.
Rahn Musikpreis 2018, 3. Prize Viola