Cyrill Schurch is from Lucerne, Switzerland. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in piano performance and composition from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. After a year of postgraduate studies with David Del Tredici at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City in 2002, he has obained his PhD at King's College London in 2008. Cyrill teaches composition, theory and piano in Zug, Switzerland.
He has been studying piano with John Perry, Konstantin Scherbakov, Nancy Weems, and Colin Stone. His composition teachers have included Robert Nelson, George Tsontakis, Sidney Hodkinson, David Del Tredici, and Robert Keeley.Cyrill is active as a pianist and composer, as well as an accompanist. He has collaborated with numerous ensembles, premiered many new pieces, and has given solo recitals in Europe and overseas. His music is frequently performed and has received numerous awards, most recently from the UBS cultural foundation. A selection of his compositions are published by EMR Editions in Switzerland.
A profilic composer of choral music, Cyrill has available various works that might be of interest to you, amongst them a mass, a cappella pieces, and pieces for mixed choir and various accompanying ensembles. Please have a look at his website at www.cschurch.net for further information. Recently, he has won awards at the 2012 Alpenchorfestival in Brig and at the composition contest for the Swiss Youth Choir Festival 2015. in 2013, the German Carus-Verlag has agreed to publish many of his choral compositions and they will be available to order starting summer 2014.
From "Les Quatrains Valaisans": II. Aprés une journée with the German Youth Choir under Prof. Robert Göstl:
III. Vois-tu, là-haut IV. Quel calme nocturne with the University of Houston Concert Chorale under Dr. Betsy Weber