Lohengrin Revived

Sascha-Kramer-3Alt Bech­burg”, the 11th cen­tury cas­tle ruine above Holder­bank, was the ideal “back­drop” for the tal­ented young Swiss Tenor Sascha Kramer. We right away felt sur­rounded by Lohen­grin, Parzi­val, Tannhäuser and all the noble, brave and roman­tic medieval knights and singers. Con­tinue read­ing

Herbstmesse Basel

Herbstmesse5The “Herb­stmesse” (Autumn Mar­ket) in Basel is a col­or­ful event with tons of peo­ple and move­ment. Why not dive into it and lose con­trol. I went with the flow, enjoy­ing trmen­dously while tak­ing hun­dreds more or less ran­dom pics, hold­ing my cam­era in front of my belly. — And I’m also enjoy­ing the out­come tremen­dously. Los­ing con­trol as a pho­tog­ra­pher is phan­tas­tic! Try it! Con­tinue read­ing

Swiss Alps — An Autumn Trip

Larchs in Samnaun 1

Last week, it was the right time to go for a trip to the Swiss Alps. The weather for pho­tog­ra­phy was gor­geous. Lots of dra­matic light changes, fog and beau­ti­ful clouds, illu­mi­nat­ing the fall col­ors in incred­i­ble ways. Espe­cially the larchs (Lärchen) showed their most beau­ti­ful reds, oranges and yel­lows. Here some impres­sions of this trip for you to enjoy! Con­tinue read­ing

Autumn Approaching

Autumn Forest 3Oberer Hauen­stein, Basel­land. Slowly, autumn col­ors are becom­ing vis­i­ble. How beau­ti­ful, com­bined with the mys­ti­fy­ing fog! Con­tinue read­ing

Sound to the Faces

Enjoy the per­for­mances of the  bril­liant singers Elissa Huber, Estelle Poscio,  Sascha Kramer and Omer Kobil­jak with the pianist Jens Fuhr. Both sopra­nos are stu­dents of Jane Menge­doht Thorner and David Thorner. The video­clips are from the final per­for­mance of the 37th Sum­mer Acad­emy in Lenk, Switzer­land. Con­tinue read­ing

Singer’s Face

Estelle PoscioLast week, I had the priv­i­lege to take pho­tos at the Singer’s Mas­ter­class of Jane and David Thorner at the Inter­na­tional Sum­mer Acad­emy in Lenk, Switzer­land. Eleven young pro­fes­sional singers, guided by these two incred­i­bly inven­tive, kind and bril­lant teach­ers! These faces show every­thing: total­ity, pres­ence, pas­sion, alive­ness, joy and love for music and singing. Con­tinue read­ing

Bebbijazz — the New Orleans of Basel

Dixie Brothers 1Last night, the whole city of Basel was swing­ing and rock­ing. Em Bebbi Sy Jazz pre­sented more than 80 bands were play­ing out­doors on 32 places. Here some photo impres­sions of the Dixie Broth­ers and Latin Vibes. Con­tinue read­ing