Etienne Crausaz (b. 10 August 1981) is a Swiss composer, educator and tubist.
He began playing music on the Alto (baritone) at the age of 11. He began in 2002 professional studies of tuba in the High School of the arts of Bern, in the class of Guy Michel. He obtained in 2006 a teaching qualification with distinction and in 2007 a concert diploma also with distinction. He studies at the present time in the High School of the arts of Zürich in Anne-Jelle Visser's class to obtain his soloist's diploma.
He substitutes regularly with the chamber orchestra of Lausanne as well as with the symphony orchestra of Bern.
He plays regularly in concert with several chamber ensemble, in particularly with Les Tubadours (tuba quartett). At the same time he composes and arranges for diverse kind of orchestra. Several ensemble and association have already commissioned some pieces (Euphonia Brass Ensemble, Concordia from Vétroz, Fribourgeoise music society (Switzerland), Swiss Music Association, etc). He has written approximately 30 works.
Etienne Crausaz conducts the L'appel du Manoir de Gruyère band and the Mixed choir of Chapelle-Gillarens; he teaches at the Le Mouret music school.
Works for Winds
- Balkan Dance (2017)
- Stay There
- Symphonic Contrasts
- Tales & Legends (2010)
- The Turtle Dove (as arranger) (2011)
- Etienne Crausaz website Accessed 28 July 2016