Name: Claire Litzler
Category: Concert Percussion
Location: Hagenthal-le-Bas, France
Winner of the 1st Prize at the International Snare Drum Competition « Italy percussive art society competition, 2010 » (category under 30), Claire regularly performs with many professional orchestras, including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg, Basel Symphonic Orchestra, Mulhouse Symphonic Orchestra, Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra, French Youth Orchestra etc. She has played with the “Percussions de Strasbourg” (at the renown contemporary music festival MUSICA) and with the NOCO Music Ensemble (Emmanuel Sejourné and Philippe Geiss).
In 2013, she won the second price and the public price at the prestigious Ludwig Albert marimba competition, in duo with Ryoko Kondo.
She also played vibes several times as a soloist with Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and is regurlarly invited to play and give master classes in all around the world (Tomarimbado Festival – Portugal, Patagonia percussion Festival – Argentinia, PASIC -USA, Southern Percussion Festival – London, Adams Festival – Holland…)
In year 2010, she graduated in Percussions from the Conservatory of Strasbourg with the highest honors (Mention Très Bien à l’Unanimité), and continued to study with Emmanuel Sejourné, Denis Riedinger and Stephane Fougeroux from 2010 to 2014. She obtained her bachelor in Musicology, her DE (Teaching National Diploma) as well as the DNSPM (Superior National Diploma) at Strasbourg Conservatory.
She currently continues her musical studies in Master pedagogie at Bern Conservatory (Switzerland).
In parallel to her performing career and conservatory education, Ms Litzler teaches percussion at the « Musikakademie der Stadt Basel », Switzerland and in her own percussion school « école de batterie & percussions Claire Litzler » in France.
Claire Litzler began her musical education at the age of five at the Conservatory of Saint-Louis, Alsace. She started with the piano, but quickly discovered her love of percussions at the age of twelve, when she decided to partake in a brass band. Thus she enrolled in the percussion class of the conservatory and started to perform with many music associations, marching bands and wind orchestras in Alsace.
In year 2007 she received several prizes at national music competitions, such as a 1st prize in Marimba at the NSEW Competition (North of Switzlerland) and a 1st Prize in Marimba at the Altishofen Competition (Switzerland). That same year she was awarded a “Prix National d’Excellence” in Marching Snare Drum at the audition organized by the French Brass Band Union.
Claire Litzler is an Adams, Black Swamp and Mike Balter Artist.