Born in 1997 in Geneva into a family of musicians, Darryl Bachmann began his journey on viola at a very early age. He studied at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in the class of Alexander Zemtsov and since 2018 he studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Zürich in the prestigious class of Lawrence Power.
He has also had the opportunity to perfect his musical knowledge with teachers such as Tabea Zimmermann, Nobuko Imai, Garth Knox, Jean Sulem and Roland Glassl.
Darryl is the winner of several national prizes and is supported by the Swiss "Ernst und Ruth Burkhalter" foundation.
A passionate chamber musician, he regularly performs with internationally renowned artists such as Andrey Baranov, Gilles Apap, Svetlin Roussev, Renaud Capuçon, Alexey Igudesman, Tedi Papavrami, Kirill Troussov, Marie Chilemme, Lawrence Power, Christoph Croisé, Nadège Rochat, Christian Chamorel, Béatrice Berrut, Guillaume Bellom and the David Oistrakh Quartet.
He has performed as a soloist in major venues such as the Tonhalle, Zurich and the Victoria Hall, Geneva, as well as in various important festivals including Le Festival International de Quatuor à Cordes du Luberon, the International Piano Festival La Roque-d'Anthéron, 'Les Schubertiades d’Espace 2' and Verbier Festival. He has performed and recorded Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Orchestre Colonne.
He is the co-founder and artistic director of the Schubertiades Festival in Thônex, which held its first edition in 2021 and has since become a highlight of the musical calendar of the region. Darryl Bachmann is viola Professor at the Geneva Conservatory and plays a viola made for him by Robert König and Michael Betcher in 2019. ( Willkommen | König Betcher | Violine - Viola - Cello (koenig-betcher.de) )