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Mareille Merck

I am jazz guitarist, teacher and composer living in Zurich. © profile picture: Nils Mehr

Professional activities:

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Composition
  • E-guitar
  • Music live
  • Music studio



Mareille Merck, jazz guitarist and composer, was born in 1996 in Stralsund (D) and lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

At the age of 14 she discovered her passion for the guitar and jazz. She was prize winner in the germanwide competition "Jugend Musiziert" in the category "Guitar (Pop)" in 2011 (3rd prize) and 2014 (1st prize).

She took part in numerous workshops such as the "Blue Boat" Jazz Festival on the Island of Rügen (D) or "Young Women for Jazz" in Trossingen (D).

She studied jazz guitar in Weimar (D), Lucerne (CH) and Zurich (CH) with Prof. Frank Möbus, Kalle Kalima, Lionel Loueke, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Roberto Bossard.

Mareille is leader and composer of the band “Mareille Merck LARUS” and also plays live on the stage with her solo guitar program and also with various well known musicians. In October 2020 she was invited to take part in “Montreux Jazz Academy” where she shared the stage with famous musicians like John McLaughlin, Anne Paceo and Michael League, Bill Lawrence and Justin Stanton from Snarky Puppy.

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