Roland Fröscher was born in 1977 in Belp, near Berne, Switzerland. After completing his training as a primary school teacher, he went on to study euphonium at the Conservatoires of Berne and Lausanne under Roger Bobo. He was awarded the Teaching Diploma with Distinction in summer 2002. He also studied “School Music II” at the University of Berne. In summer 2005 he was awarded the Soloists’ Diploma, with Distinction, having studied under Thomas Rüedi, and was also awarded the Orchestral Direction Diploma, having completed a course under Dominique Roggen.
Fröscher has appeared as a guest soloist with various ensembles, symphony orchestras, brass bands and wind orchestras, in Europe as well as in Canada and the USA. Fröscher also enjoys a busy concert schedule as a chamber musician, performing with the renowned tuba quartet Les Tubadours as well as pianist Jean-Jacques Schmid.
He is conductor of Brass Band Rapperswil-Wierezwil, and teaches euphonium at the Musikschule Region Gürbetal and the Hochschule der Künste Bern. Fröscher has won numerous prestigious competitions and awards, which include: national youth championship events (SSEW, SSQW); the Friedl-Wald competition (2003); “Brass Player of the Year” at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (2004); third prize at the International Euphonium Competition in Lieksa, Finland (2004); the Tschumi Prize (2005).
For more information, please visit www.rolandfroescher.ch.