a cappella from zurich
dezibelles are 4 young women who decided to found a quartet back in September 2009 and have since set out to mix up the swiss a cappella-music scene.
having met in the well-known Zurich youth choir (Jugendchor Zürich), dezibelles have been in tune with each other for a long time, and have experience singing in all kinds of musical styles. over the years, dezibelles have built up an extensive repertoire ranging from classical music to international folk songs right up to jazz and pop pieces. they don’t shy away from unconventional performances and pointed choreographies.
in autumn 2015, the 4 ladies from zurich participated in the a cappella competition “jugend kulturell förderpreis 2015” from the german bank “hypo vereinsbank”, which was both their first participation in a prize competition as well as their first time performing on international terrain. with a surprising double win of both jury and audience prizes in the preliminaries, dezibelles earned their ticket to the final in Hamburg, where they got to perform in front of 1’500 people and were eventually awarded with first prize.
Mélanie Lacroix – radiates international flair
our linguistic genius from canada teaches english and french in zurich. in her spare time she can be found on her yoga mat, at a local hammam or at disneyland. mel’s swiss german is a delight to hear, however, we have to admit that her articulation of french and english lyrics are profound – not to mention her soul.
Rebekka Bräm – organises for 4
our cheeky petite earned her degree in voice in Lucerne before emigrating to Vienna. this means that she spends most of her free time in trains or on planes. when she is not busy jetsetting, rebekka sings in operas or develops new business ideas. now and then she arranges a new piece for the ladies and, by means of her organisational fury, ensures that they don’t have too much time off.
Anna Liechti – adds intonational depth
our youngster anna recently started her Master’s programme in organisational communication and works part-time as an online editor of a culinary blog. in her free time she bakes vegan cheesecakes, travels to the other side of the world and fulfills her love of sports on dancefloors. anna is the only dezibelle who sticks to her register, providing a solid bass line at all times.
Andrea fischer – sets the tune
our tuning fork and arrangeuse extraordinaire is currently finishing her studies at the zurich university of the arts, majoring in school music with focus on voice. when andrea isn’t busy infecting adolescents with her enthusiasm for music, she trains as a choir conductor, participates in various ensemble projects and even climbs a mountain every once in a while.
andrea is currently being replaced by april tschopp:
april, our temp, is approaching the finishing line of her master’s degree in english, after which she plans to live off correcting learners’ mistakes as a teacher. when not at uni, she loves burying her nose in a thick book or ruins her best shoes showing hoards of tourists around the cobbled old town of zurich. musically, she can sing her way through all styles and registers, and does so in various choirs and ensembles.