BIO


Claudio Strueby grew up in a musical environment in Brunnen, Switzerland. The evergrowing desire

for a drumset was fulfilled even before he was 10 years old. Soon after he found himself with friends in a

basement and formed the first bands. Later, he graduated with a double degree in Performance and

Education with honors from the Lucerne Academy of Music (MHS).


During his studies he wins the Förderpreis of the Friedl-Wald Foundation and receives the Erasmus

scholarship at the University of Music (HfM) and University of the Arts (UDK) in Berlin. In 2006, he

represents the MHS Lucerne at the International Meeting of Jazz Schools in Louisville, Kentucky USA. In

2011 he receives the New York studio scholarship from Canton Schwyz. Claudio's sense of structure and

development of a band sound has lead to continued collaboration in the following formations: LEA LU, RUSCONI,

Thomas Lüthi's Biwak, Reto Anneler Quartet,  Jean-Paul Brodbeck's trio, Joe Haider's Trio/Orchestra and many more.



During the pandemic Claudio started to build a working space for producing and a space where musicians from his community can create and record on a high quality level. The place is called One Word Studio and is located in the heart of Zürich.


Scholarships and Awards:

2021 Förderpreis Kultur - Kanton Schwyz

2017 Residency for composing: Elba (I) - Thyll-Dürr Stiftung

2013 Echo Germany: Award Best live Act mit RUSCONI

2011 Residency in New York (USA), Atelier of the Kanton of Schwyz

2008 Residency for composing: Elba (I) - Thyll-Dürr Stiftung

2006 Double master degree with honors: Lucerne MHS

2005 Scholarship Erasmus: Berlin (D)

2004 Scholarship Friedl Wald Stiftung (CH)