Member of the jury
Music ethnologist and curator of music programmes, Johannes Rühl directed the international music festival Alpentöne in Altdorf from 2009 to 2019. During this time, he was also conducting folk music research at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and held numerous teaching assignments at universities in Switzerland and abroad. As a curator of music programmes, he is particularly interested in the traditional Alpine music heritage which he explores through new sounds and experimental forms. Johannes Rühl supervises projects and music programmes for numerous cultural institutions and festivals (including Label Suisse, Zwingli-Jubiläum Zürich, Festival Rümlingen, Philharmonie Berlin, Rudolstadt-Festival, Música de Alturas in Lima and, most recently, the Makan cultural center in Cairo). His diverse research projects also focus on Switzerland's traditional musical heritage and the conditions under which it changes. Johannes Rühl lives in the Onsernone Valley in Ticino.