The summer has been as bad as it has been for all my colleague musicians, with concerts in Romania, France and Switzerland cancelled. Looking forward to return to live concerts Continue reading

The Return

Just a quick note to let you know this space is still inhabited, and as soon as I can, I will write again. Since this year, I am back in Continue reading

the long river

Between starting my work as head of the institute for jazz and folk at Lucerne University of Sciences and Arts in March 2019, being involved with AEC’s Jazz and Pop Continue reading

Live In Vevey Residency October 24 – 27, 2018

Everything has a beginning, and this will be the very first time I am including dance in one of my projects. I saw Sun-a Lee perform in a choreography by Continue reading

European Musician 2017 award by the French Académie du Jazz

I’ve taken so long for a little update… there was lots of work and more coming up. A very special day happened last Sunday in Paris, where I won the Continue reading

Stephan Oliva / Susanne Abbuehl / Øyvind Hegg-Lunde: “Princess”

I’ve been singing with French pianist Stephan Oliva since 2000, doing a few concerts per year, mostly playing duo. These concerts have always been special to me, they felt like fleeting Continue reading

steps, again

Steps, always. Sorry to have left this space unattended for so long. My students have convinced me that 2016 should be the year that I am joining Facebook. So after Continue reading

Small things

Back from China and Japan – oh my, two countries I travelled to for the very first time, discovery!  – we will play a last concert before taking a break Continue reading


What I might enjoy most of all about working in music, in the arts, is the process of ideas shaping into more concrete things (compositions, records…). The creative process. I Continue reading

the thank yous

I have written before about my love and appreciation for my teachers, and also about my thankfulness to fellow musicians and ECM producer Manfred Eicher. During my career, I have received Continue reading