Elisabeth Ganter
received her first musical training from Emil Fanghänel, former solo clarinetist of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich. After receiving her degree from the conservatory in Winterthur, she continued her studies in the USA, with Rosario Mazzeo in Boston and Mitchell Lurie in Los Angeles, as well as with Hans Rudolf Stalder in Switzerland. With a repertoire of more than twenty concertos, she has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic (Prag, Rudolfinum, Festival Marianske Laszne, Ceske Budejovice), Poland (Lodz, Jelenia Gora), Romania (Timisoara, Craiova, Bacau), Bulgary (Vidin) USA (Baltimore), Brazil (Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Blumenau, Ribeirao Preto, Recife, Brasilia), Argentina,(Buenos Aires), Peru (Lima),  Japan, China (Shanghai) and many other countries. As an avid chamber music lover, she performs many duo recitals. She played in halls like "Kleiner Tonhallesaal Zürich", Chopinhouse Zelazowa Wola Warsavia, Bartokhouse Budapest, Izumihall Osaka, Big concerthall Taipe, IIC-Hall New Delhi, Little Carnegie Hall New York, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo etc.) As well, she plays in the "Klarinetten-quintett Zürich” and in the “Trio Col Clarinetto” with an original "Hammer-flügel" (historic pianoforte built in 1853) and cello, in the "Trio Allegro" with French Horn and in the "Trio con voce" with soprano and in other chambermusic ensembles. She taught clarinet at the conservatory in Zurich and lead international masterclasses for clarinet in many cities, like Sydney, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, Kyoto, Kobe, Shanghai, Beijing, Tainan, Taipe, Sao Paulo and she is regularly invited to join the jury of international competitions . Concert tours, music festivals and radio recordings have taken her all over Europe, to China, Taiwan, Japan, India, Malaysia, United Arabic Emirates,  the USA, Kanada, South America and Australia. Many of her CD’s are available.

Press Reviews

Elisabeth Ganter’s long-standing work together with her pianist bore fruit; synchronous passages rang in the most beautiful sound combinations and instrumental dialogues became non-verbal discussion. Both artists played the interweaving parts in virtuous style.
Heilbronner Stimme, Germany

Zurich clarinetist Elisabeth Ganter revealed her cultivated, sensitive, and expressive playing style, while adhering to her flawlessly precise technique. The entire hall gave a long-standing ovation to which Elisabeth Ganter replied with a particularly subtle performance of Ravel’s “Pièce en formede Habanera”, in which all shades and implications of the piece were captured.
Argentinisches Tagblatt, Buenos Aires

Chamber musical jewels for romantics
It was an especially delightful evening for friends and lovers of classical music. Elisabeth Ganter and her pianist gave a diverse chamber concert, which  the audience enthusiastically received. Schumann, Reissiger, Stanford and Busoni were performed by the duo with a devoted, convincing, and certain intonation, which worked both enchanting and ecstatic.
Allgemeiner Anzeiger Aarburg, Switzerland

Concert in China broadcast via television and radio
The duo performed works by Mendelssohn, Schuhmann, Debussy and Brahms. The concert was thoroughly enjoyable for all. Elisabeth Ganter has a great feeling for music, playing delicately, sweetly and with expert technique. She is a leading musician in Switzerland and the whole world. We were all extremely impressed.
Nanjing Guangbo Dianshi Bao, China

Elisabeth Ganter has absolute command of her instrument and always manages to capture her audience, regardless of whether she produces a tantalizing, delicate pianissimo or a dramatic fortissimo from her clarinet.
Deutsche Zeitung, Sao Paulo, Brazil

CD-Recordings with Elisabeth Ganter

Clarinet and Piano

CD No. AU 34058
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sonata op. 4
Charles Villiers Stanford, Sonata op. 129
Charles Bochsa, Grand Sonata
Ferdinand Ries, Sonata op. 29

CD No. CA 10014
Johannes Brahms
Trio in A Minor, op. 114
Sonata No. 1 und 2, op. 120

CD No. MED 62125
Carl Maria von Weber, Grand Duet Concertant op. 48
Robert Schumann, Fantasy Pieces No. 73, No. 1 - 3
Louis Spohr, Romance, B Major
Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonata op. 167, E-flat Major
Maurice Ravel, Habanera

Clarinet and Orchestra

CD No. AU 34011
Carl Maria von Weber:
Clarinet Concert No. 1 op. 73 + No. 2 op. 74
Concertino op. 26, E-flat Major

CD No. AU 34038
Louis Spohr, Concert No. 1, op. 26, C Minor
Carl Maria von Weber, Big Quintet op. 34, B Major
Vincenz Krommer, Concert op. 36, E-flat Major

CD No. AU 34039
W. A. Mozart, Concert KV 622, A Major
Louis Spohr, Concert No. 4, E Minor
Claude Debussy, First Rhapsody

CD No. CA 10015
Louis Spohr, Clarinet Concert No. 3 in F Minor
Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Grand Concerto No. 2, in F Minor
Armin Schibler, Concertino op. 49