was influenced at an early age by the free jazz pioneer Pierre Favre. Subsequently he studied classical percussion at the Winterthur Conservatory of Music (Switzerland), as well as contemporary music in Paris (with Gaston Sylvestre), Brussels (Robert Van Sice) and San Diego (Steven Schick).
As a soloist he has commissioned and premiered numerous works, and has received invitations to renowned festivals (Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Stuttgart, Witten, Berlin, Nashville, Chicago and Cairo). Since 2008, he's been concentrating on the drumset for his solistic work.
From 1994 to 2014, Christoph Brunner has been a member of the Collegium Novum Zurich. The Ensemble hosts concert series in various locations in Zurich and is regularly invited by most of the european festivals for contemporary music. Their CD's with works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Luciano Berio / Morton Feldman, Roberto Gerhard and Georg Friedrich Haas have been awarded repeteatly.
In 1999, he founded the duo canto battuto (www.cantobattuto.ch) with Eva Nievergelt in order to create their own repertoire for voice and percussion. In the past fifteen years they commissioned almost thirty works and gave concerts on various tours in Switzerland, Germany, France, England, Poland and the US.
Christoph Brunner lives with his family in the bernese Jura.