Martin Jenni was born in 1979 in Lausanne. He began studying the guitar at the age of ten and obtained a Certificate in the class of Raymond Migy at the Lausanne Conservatory in 2001. In the same year, he joined the professional class directed by the Brazilian guitarist Dagoberto Linhares, and obtained a “Diplôme d’Enseignement HEM” (Teaching Diploma, High Music School), and a Concert Diploma HEM. He participated to several professors’ master classes as, Dusan Bogdanovic, Georg Vassiliev, Luigi Attademo and Fabio Zanon. In addition to his soloist career, he played in diverse ensemble formations as the eight guitars orchestra created by Dagoberto Linhares, the “Lausanne Guitar Trio” with Alessio Nebiolo and Jean Christophe Ducret, and in a duet with the flutist Julien Rallu. As a member of these diverse formations, he was invited to participate to several international festivals, as in France for the “Septembre Musical de l’Orne” in Normandy; in Portugal for the “III Encontros Internacionais de musica de Maiorca” and the “Encontros da Casa de Mateus” in Vila Real, and the “XV Festival Internacional de Musica dos Açores”; in Italy for the “Verbania Musica Festival”, the “Concerti a S. Fruttoso”, in Genova, the “Stagione della Provincia” in Novara… He also recorded for television and radio channels (Espace2, RST, T.V.R.L, T.S.R, Léman Bleu, the national television in Andorra and the Rai in Italy). As a guitar teacher, Martin Jenni has an intense didactic activity in the lémanique area in Switzerland, since he works at the Montreux Music Conservatory and at the Ecole Sociale de Musique de Lausanne.

Photos: Philippe Pache | Concéption, réalisation: Laurence Jenni