* 11. 1. 1961
Felix Baumann studied at the Academy for School and Church Music in Lucerne (studying piano, school music and conducting), and at the Basle Conservatory (taking theory and composition with Roland Moser and Detlev Müller-Siemens). He also made an intensive study of rhythm with Pierre Favre. At the centre of his compositional work is an investigation of unfolding movement, and an exploration of the phenomena of perception and themes of communication. As a result, his concern for language and speech has led to a whole series of works. In recognition of his work, Felix Baumann was in 2002 awarded the city of Zurich’s bursary to spend a year composing. He has been invited as a composer and guest lecturer to international conferences for composition and percussion in Trestenice in the Czech Republic, to the ‚Cluj Modern‘ Festival in Rumania, to Berlin, Kiev, Sarajevo and Beijing, Qingdao, Chengdu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Rome, Canberra, Sydney and Budapest.
Since 1992, Felix Baumann has been a professor for composition, music theory and the interpretation of contemporary music at the Zurich University of the Arts. He is Head of the departement of Composition and Theory.