Nominated for the Swiss music prize 2015
Born in Zurich in 1971, Nik Baertsch is a pianist, composer and producer. He studied the piano at the Zurich University of the Arts before moving on to the University of Zurich to study philosophy, linguistics and musicology. With his zen-funk quartet Ronin and the musical ritual group Mobile, he has created a highly individual form that fuses jazz, funk and minimal music. He has been playing every Monday at his club Exil with Ronin for over ten years and has already toured Asia, Europe, Northern America and Africa, while the acoustic group Mobile mainly performs as part of installations.