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June 2024
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facing – fehler!


inspired by jacques rancière's idea of active spectatorship, the facing trilogy disrupts the traditional performer-audience dynamic, celebrating the audience as active creators in live performances. emphasizing the emotional essence of art, it challenges the quest for technical perfection, turning mistakes into sparks of interest. this transformative experience redefines live performances, fostering authenticity and resilience in artistic expression.

Performance at 5pm, at kammermusiksaal 1, zhdk toni-areal

rebecca blau (flute), isabel castro (violin), sandro compagnon (saxophone), maura rickenbach (cello), annika starc (violin), & tony hassler (photograpy)- curated by riccardo acciarino (clarinet)

address, direction, accessibility

Toni Areal
8005 Zürich

- Closest tram station: Toni Areal (tram 4), 1 min walk; Fischerweg (tram 17), 6 min walk
- Closest bus station: Schiffbau (bus 33), 11 min walk

the concert is at ZhdK the art school of zurich, which is completely wheelchair friendly including toilets. If you wish to visit the concert and want support, please feel free to contact our team and we will arrange a support who accompany you throughout the event. Contact: / 079 398 51 31


Annika Starc graduated from the University of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin in 2020, where she studied her bachelor with the professors Kolja Blacher and Ning Feng. Currently she studies with Ilya Gringolts and the University of Arts in Zürich and additionaly to that in the Master-Artistic-Diploma program with Salvatore Accardo at the Stauffer-Academy in Cremona. In April 2021 she won the Duttweiler-Hug-competition of the ZHdK with her interpretation of the violin concerto in a-major No.5 of W.A. Mozart. She was a Finalist at the International Competition „Szymon Goldberg“ 2019 and got the special prize for the “best interpretation of a piece from classical periode”. At the “1st international competition of the Bayerischen Landesmusikakademie Hammelburg 2019“ she achived a 3rd prize.(

The cellist Maura Rickenbach, has performed as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and soloist in major European halls and has received numerous awards. After completing her Master’s in Performance at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Thomas Grossenbacher in 2024, she is now pursuing a Master in Pedagogy.

Rebecca Blau is a member of various chamber music formations and is particularly interested in contemporary music. She has performed as a member of various ensembles such as International Ensemble Modern Academy, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Scope, Basel Sinfonietta, Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, Ensemble Musikfabrik at the Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Rainy Days Luxembourg and Festival de La Habana de Música Contemporánea in Cuba, as well as at Manifeste Paris, Fondation Royaumont and Mixtur Festival Barcelona. Together with the cellist Charlotte Lorenz Rebecca Blau is co-funder of the Lucerne based Dissolution Ensemble. Dissolution is focussing on playing innovative concert programs and formats as well as teaching the composition class at the Hochschule Luzern.

"There are no limits for Acciarino", is how the Corriere della Sera defines Riccardo Acciarino.He is internationally recognized as one of the most promising interpreters in the field of contemporary music (Ulysses Network) and is solo clarinetist with the Divertimento Ensemble, Italy's leading ensemble for contemporary music, and with the ELBE Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician he has received international awards and recognition and has performed in major concert halls. As co-founder of The No Way Experience, Acciarino is a pioneer in creating a unique blend of music, technology and immersive events across Europe.

An eclectic musician, Sandro Compagnon shines as well in the “classical” repertoire as in jazz or even in contemporary creation. He multiplies collaborations and is constantly looking for original projects. Since the beginning of his young career, Sandro Compagnon has had the opportunity to perform in prestigious venues and festivals, in France and internationally (Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Festival Radio-France in Montpellier, Salle Cortot, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Topan Hall in Tokyo, Folles Journées de Nantes, house of the radio, invited as a soloist by the orchestra of the Republican Guard...). He regularly plays with pianist Gaspard Dehaene. Together, they performed at the prestigious Printemps des Arts festival in Monte-Carlo. 

For Tony Hassler, his passion for photography commenced as a teenager, in 1980 his first photojournalism report on the earthquake in Irpinia, a few months later, his first trip to India. Since then, he has become a tireless discoverer and the enthusiasm and curiosity to explore has never left him; he transmits dynamic emotions in his shots, the result of his search for the taste of life at another speed. His work, published in numerous magazines, tells the stories of the lands and people of the world. To label him a "photographer" is an understatement: free spirit in a cosmopolitan soul, Tony has been able to combine the taste of discovery with a purely metropolitan style.