a cappella from zurich, switzerland
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. since 2018 the quartet is touring with a partly new line-up.
in autumn 2015, the 4 ladies 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. in addition, the quartet won amarcord’s 2018 special award for the best unplugged song in Leipzig. since then, dezibelles have performed in magdeburg, wiesbaden and usedom (germany), but also in leers (france).
dezibelles’ first cd, “sturm & gsang” (literal translation: “storm & singing”), was recorded in 2013; and their second album, “nachtschattenklänge” (literal translation: “sounds of the shadows and of the night”), was released in october 2016.
Nicole Hitz / Soprano
Nicole Hitz studied opera singing and music education in Lucerne, Berne and Zurich. She’s also experienced in CVT – complete vocal technique. The soprano sang in a number of opera productions and concerts and works as a singing teacher. Nicole lives in Basel, studies Armenian and plays Tennis.
Rebekka Bräm / Soprano
Rebekka Bräm studied classical singing in Lucerne and vienna and works as a Singer and cultural Manager. she’s a dezibelle since the beginning and and also manages the group. she really enjoys eating (beef tatar, croutons and artichokes) and dreams of a vegetable garden in the city.
Daniela Villiger / Mezzosoprano
Daniela Villiger studied economics in Zurich before she turned to musical, which she studied at the “london school of musical theatre”. she sings in different musical productions and is part of the close harmony trio “swinglish”. daniela loves taking photographs, practicing yoga and baking her grandmother’s recipes.
Editha Lambert / alto
Editha Lambert studied singing in her hometown halle in germany before moving to zurich. she works as a singer in different productions as well as an actress. editha really enjoys dancing, having a good philosophical digression and is invincible at table football.
Andrea fischer / musical direction
Andrea Fischer studied musical education with major singing in zurich, where she also received further training in choral conduction. She teaches at two secondary schools in zurich and also sang in dezibelles up until 2018. most of the ensembles arrangements are written by her. Andrea loves climbing mountains, practicing yoga and hot summer days.
Rebekka Bräm & Andrea Fischer / artistic direction
in addition to their jobs as musical director and manager, Andrea fischer and Rebekka Bräm are responsible for the dezibelles’ overall conception. they are committted to providing their audience with a unique a cappella experience at any time and love crossing style borders along the way.