Portrait

 

Full name

Mathieu Fabian Claude Nicolas Gauss

Birth

10 August 1993

Activities

Vocalist, performer, musician, stage actor and radio host

Origins 

Switzerland (half from Zürich and half from Fribourg)

Hometown

Zürich Egg, Zürich (Switzerland)

Residence

Fribourg/Freiburg (Switzerland) 

Languages

French, German, Swiss German and English

Mathieu is singing

since 2007

Active as Mathieu Gauss Music

since 2017

Main music studies

2009 - 2019: Conservatory of Music Fribourg, Classical Singing studies, Fribourg (Switzerland) 

2017: Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance, Music studies, London (United Kingdom)

2016: Ecole de musique Farkas, piano and guitar studies, Fribourg (Switzerland)

Greatest idols:

Johnny Hallyday, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin

Favorite artists, bands and composers / inspirations:

Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Hallyday, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Patrick Bruel, Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding, Guns N' Roses, Joe Cocker, Serge Gainsbourg, Al Green, ABBA, Elton John, Etta James, Plácido Domingo, Eric Clapton, Hugh Laurie, TOTO, Ray Charles, Stiller Has, Eva Cassidy, Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Billy Joel, Züri West, Tina Turner, Antony & The Johnsons, Matthias Goerne, Franz Schubert, Giuseppe Verdi, Avicii, Coco Schumann, Claudio Monteverdi, Benjamin Britten, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, José Carreras, B.B King, The Beatles, GUSTAV, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Louis Armstrong, Bobby McFerrin, Edith Piaf, Mumford & Sons, Michael Bublé, The Last Poets, T-Bone Walker, Bob Dylan, Al Jarreau, Charles Aznavour, Diana Krall, Fats Domino, Little Richard and more

 

Biography

First experience on stage

I sang for the first time in front of a public at a school Talent Show in 2007, I sang "Vivo Per Lei" in duo with a good friend of mine. After my first public performance, I took my first singing lessons.

Studies

In 2007-2008, I took my first private singing lessons for one year. From 2009 to end of 2016, I studied classical singing and did the middle degree at the Conservatory of Music in Fribourg, Switzerland.

From mid January 2018, I'm studying the higher degree in classical singing at the Conservatory of Music in Fribourg, Switzerland. 

Experiences abroad

From April to December 2017, I did a higher music education degree, I studied contemporary popular music and singing at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London UK.  

During the school term, I took part in different music projects and events. I was vocalist in a cover band called Le Big Phat Band, later renamed as Black Roses.

Theater

I discovered theater in school, until today I played in two plays. I'm actually playing the swiss deputy in the live show EUROPE TRAGEDIE.

The passion for music

I love music since I am little. I took some piano lessons in the past. Along singing, I’m taking weekly guitar lessons.

Future projects

I will join in 2019 band and theater projects in my area.