Franz Hellmüller


1996-1997 He studied at the American School of Modern Music, Paris.
1999-2003 He attended the Musikhochschule in Lucerne, where he graduated summa cum laude.
2002 International Scholarship Award: Together with 50 other students from all over the world, he took part in the IASJ meeting (International Association of Schools of Jazz) in Helsinki, under the direction of Dave Liebman.

He studied and attended workshops and masterclasses with Jamey Haddad, Frank Möbus, Peter O’Mara, Mark Turner, Glenn Ferris, Pedro Moreira, Simon Nabatov, Rick Margitza, Mark Soskin, Jeff Richman, Pandit Suresh Talwalker, Maria Schneider, Christy Doran, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Vinz Vonlanthen, John Abercrombie, Nat Su.

He was named the recipient of the Axelle and Max Koch’s Recognition Prize.
He was named the recipient of Pfeiffer Foundation Prize.

2014  Hellmüller Sisera Renold, Roots nominated for Deutscher Schallplattenpreis  Jazz International
2015 Nominated for BMW Jazz Welt Award

2016 Werkpreis Kuratorium Aargau

He performed in concerts and at festivals in Switzerland, Germany, France, Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Austria, Montenegro, Russia, Italy, Armenia, Ukraina, USA, Belgium.