Born and raised in Chur, the capital of the Swiss canton of Grison, Elisabeth Sulser heard a calling to make music at an early age. Her wish to play, to travel the world and please people with her performances led to her decision to study early music from 1998 to 2003 at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She majored on the recorder under her teacher Conrad Steinmann and continued her recorder studies under Kees Boeke at the Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance, receiving the school’s Performance Certificate in 2007. She was awarded the Youth Prize of the «Eliette von Karajan Cultural Fund» in 2003 and received a grant by the canton of Grison one year later.
Elisabeth Sulser’s broad interests are influenced by a vast array of styles. She’s not only playing medieval and baroque music but also delves into traditional melodies from Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece and the «Irish Folk» – all of which were part of the inspiration behind her CD’s «Rendezvous» (2008) and «Vulcano» (2014). For many years now the musician has been performing in various musical ensembles and formations as well as teaching the recorder at the Music School in Bremgarten and at the College for Educational Sciences in Chur. In 2013, her dedication has earned her the acknowledgment award of the city of Chur.