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andrea bischoff

Grew up in Rehetobel in Switzerland. First oboe lessons with Manoutcher Sahbai. After graduating from high school studies in Zurich with Louise Pellerin and in Freiburg i.Br. with Heinz Holliger.

Since 1997 solo oboist of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. She is passionate about playing in a large symphony orchestra, but also loves the clarity and agility of a smaller ensemble. She always likes to play in various chamber orchestras such as the Camerata Zurich or the Camerata Salzburg. As a chamber musician, she has many years of concert experience with the Heinz Holliger Trio, Trio5 (trio d’anches) and Wolfgang Sieber (organ).

She has also performed as a soloist with various orchestras and dedicates herself with enthusiasm to playing on historical instruments.

Andrea Bischoff | Solooboistin im Luzerner Sinfonieorchester (LSO) | Musikengelbilder


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Camino de Santiago


“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”

In 2014, I took a four-month break. Three to walk the Camino de Santiago and one to be so fit on the instrument afterwards that I could continue my work. In this respect, our profession is comparable to that of a top athlete…

In September 2014 I left my house, my cat and my chickens behind me with a backpack and good shoes and hiked step by step to Santiago. I was at a point where I had to learn to be alone and make friends with myself. In December I stood in front of the big cathedral – after 2200 kilometers.

I would do it again without hesitation. It was an experience I will never forget.

I was allowed to write a free text in our LSO(lucerne sinfonie orchestra) magazine. Click on the link and you will find my text. It is still in German, I will translate it until end of May.

My hiking boots are worn out, but I couldn’t throw them away yet. They have been on my doorstep ever since and are slowly being taken over by nature.