New York Duo

Christian Zatta is a Swiss guitarist, band leader, composer and backing singer. With over 250 live shows with many bands, he is an experienced stage artist and a versatile guitarist on both the acoustic and electric guitar. He obtained his Master of Arts in Music in Performance and Composition at the Lucerne University of Arts, under the tuition of Frank Möbus, Christy Doran, Kalle Kalima and Jesse Van Ruller in June 2018. From september to december 2018 Christian lived in New York City, taking lessons with some of the best jazz musicians on the international scene, like Gilad Hekselman, Nir Felder, Ben Monder, Nitai Hershkovits and Mike Stern.
He plays, writes music and tours with the bands NOVA, Tipsy Road, Christian Zatta & the Shifting Minds, First Floor and in two duos: with the singer Lea Nussbaumer and with the pianist Robinson de

Christian Zatta (guitar) and Robinson de Montmollin (piano) are two young Swiss musicians. They met each other at the Lucerne University of Arts and studied together for three years. They founded this brand-new instrumental duo in New York City in September 2018. The Repertoire is composed by original songs and some re-arranged jazz standards. The interplay, energy and improvisation are the main features of their music.

Robinson de Montmollin is a Swiss pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader. He is an experienced stage artist and has performed a lot with many bands, as a leader and a sideman. While playing with the HSLU Big Band, he played music under the direction of Ed Partyka, David Liebman, Lars Moeller, Dan Weiss and Ohad Talmor. After obtaining his Bachelor of Jazz at the Lucerne University of Arts, he is currently studying at the prestigious « Manhattan School of Music » in New York city, in the Jazz Master Degree, supported by four different sponsors. Studying Piano with Phil Markowitz, he also studied with Ted Rosenthal, David Liebman, Chris Rosenberg, Gary Dial and Jim Mcneely. In July 2017, he obtained the first price at the « Lagnau Jazz nights piano competition». His new project is a duo with the Swiss guitarist Christian Zatta.