The conductor and pianist Jürg Henneberger, born in Lucerne *1957, studied in Basel with Jürg Wyttenbach and in Hamburg with Klauspeter Seibel and Christoph von Dohnànyi. He taught at the Hochschule für Musik Basel from 1989 to 2022. He is the artistic director of EPhB which he founded in 1998 and specializes in contemporary music. From 1998-2014 he was president of the International Society for New Music (IGNM) Basel. He is also a widely sought-after musical director of major ballet and opera productions. Since 2009 he was professor and, together with Mike Svoboda and Marcus Weiss, artistic director of the newly founded Master’s program in Musical Performance Contemporary Music.