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Shuyue Miao Zhao

Clarinetist, Improviser and Curator. Memeber of Noijzu, mm + tt, secrétariat and qqq七呛七. Curating AMARUS.

Professional activities:

  • Administration
  • Arrangement
  • Booking
  • Clarinet
  • Coaching
  • Composition
  • Cultural organisation / management
  • Cultural politics
  • DIY
  • Event management
  • Festival management
  • Media work
  • Music promotion
  • Music teaching
  • Performance
  • Piano
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Tour management

Hobbies and interests:

  • Cultural politics
  • DIY
  • Event management
  • Festival
  • Homestudio recording
  • Instrument making
  • Label / agency
  • Music live
  • Musicology


mm + tt



Clarinetist, Improviser and curator Shuyue Zhao was born in 1990, China, currently based in Bern. Her musical interests have brought her playing the clarinets, piano, various instruments and electronic instruments. As a clarinetist, she interprets music from the old to the new along with practice on Improvisation. After seven years of living in New York, where she completed her bachelor and master of music degree at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Mr. Charles Neidich and Ms. Ayako Oshima. In 2015, she began to study with Prof. Ernesto Molinari with focus on Bass and Contrabass clarinet at Hochschule der Künste Bern. During her studies, she worked as the assistant of Mr. Ernesto Molinari and won Eduard-Tschumi-Preis 2017 as the best diploma concert(Solist) for Specialised Master Diploma. In the same summer, she has won the first prize of Concours Nicati. Her interests in historical performance has brought her collaborations with Juilliard415 and worked with Masaaki Susuki and Monica Huggett. As a new music fanatic, She has appeared in New York Philharmonic Biennial, Lucerne Festival, Darmstadt New Music Courses and Impuls Academy, she has worked closely with Helmut Lachenmann, Enno Poppe, Georges Aperghis, Phil Niblock and Richard Barrett. Her solo improvisation project qqq七呛七 has been broadcasted in NTS Radio. Her interpretation of Brian Ferneyhough "La Chute d'lcare" is released under NEOS Label. In 2017, Zhao was admitted to Master of Art Contemporary Art Practice(CAP) in direction Sound art at Hochschule der Künste Bern. In 2018 She joins Swiss experimental group Noijzu as a member. In the same year together with Tizia Zimmermann, founded mm + tt, a swiss noise duo. In 2018 together with Bern-based Visual/Soundartist Luis Sanz, founded AMARUS, a platform for music and critical thinking. AMARUS is active in hosting lectures, workshops, public interventions and concerts in the city of Bern, Switzerland.

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