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Daia Anwander was born in Zurich and has studied classical guitar with Anders Miolin (Zurich University of the Arts), Francisco Bernier (Higher Conservatory of Seville, Spain) and Lorenzo Micheli (Conservatory of Lugano, Switzerland).

With Juan Carlos Rivera (Seville) and Lorenzo Micheli (Lugano) he has studied Theorbo and Basso Continuo.

In several masterclasses with distinct maestros such as Oscar Ghighlia, Alvaro Pierri, Pablo Marquez, Ricardo Gallen, Zoran Dukic (guitar), Hopkinson Smith, Massimo Lonardi, Antonio Lixi (theorbo), Theodoros Kapilidis (jazz guitar, studies at Zurich University of the Arts), Vicente Cortes, Manolo Franco, Eduardo Rebollar (flamenco guitar, studies in Seville), he further intensified his studies.

He deepened his knowledge in early music with Diego Fratelli (musicologist) and Stefano Bragetti (flute player).

At the moment he is obtaining his masters degree in guitar and pedagogy with Lorenzo Micheli in Lugano.

His concert activity includes concerts as soloist, chamber music and continuo player in Switzerland, France and Spain.

He was a member of the Guitar Ensemble Zurich. As continuo player he appeared in Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Seville under the direction of Sara Ruiz (viola da gamba), Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea at Teatro Foce in Lugano under the direction of Darren Hargan (Cembalo), J.-Ph. Rameau’s Indes Galantes in Samoëns (Frankreich) under the direction of Jean-Mari Curti (Opéra-Studio de Genève), J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg concertos in Lugano under the direction of Stefano Molardi (Cembalo). Furthermore, he regularly accompanies singers, violoncello, viola da gamba, violin and chamber music ensembles. He realises other chamber music activity in duo of two guitars, and duo flute and guitar.

In 2016, on recommendation of oboe player Omar Zoboli (Musikakademie Basel, Switzerland), he obtained a scholarship of the prestigious Lyra foundation to participate as a continuo player at the chamber music academy Blonay in Paul Hindemith music centre.

His teaching activity includes tenures at different Swiss music schools, and experience in teaching single lessons as well as ensemble playing.