Variety of music

With a wide range of musical styles from numerous countries, the orchestra has been giving its audiences unforgettable concerts for 15 years. Founded in 2003, the Zurich Airport Orchestra has evolved into a cultural centrepiece of Zurich Airport and represents it internationally.

The orchestra regularly captivates its audience with celebrations to mark the opening of new flight connections or new stores, and for anniversaries, gatherings and receptions at Zurich Airport. These days it can also often be found outside of Zurich Airport and has already published several albums.

Orchestra in front of an airplane.

Band members

The Zurich Airport Orchestra introduces itself.

Band leader
Band leader Sandro Oberholzer

Sandro Oberholzer has been leading the Zurich Airport Orchestra since 2015. He completed his training as a percussionist in Paris and holds the "Supérieur d'excellence" (gold medal) diploma. He then studied arrangement and composition at the Schaffhausen Conservatory under Herman Schmidt and also trained as an audio engineer at the SAE (Zurich).

Sandro Oberholzer still plays as a drummer in various groups– ranging from classical music through jazz and pop to rock. He has played with Downtown Group, Funky Zoo, Hazy Osterwald, Sandra Studer, Hugo Strasser, Loona, John Brack, Bo Katzmann, Steve Lee, Chris & Mike, The New York Mates and many others.

Our albums

The orchestra's CDs can be purchased in the Zurich Airport Service Center and at the cash desk on the observation deck, as well as online.

Strings & Wings - live 2018

Appearing as "Strings & Wings on Tour", the Zurich Airport Orchestra gave two concerts together with the "Zurich Virtuosi" chamber ensemble – comprising great soloists from around the world. We don't want you to miss out on the CD with live songs from the concerts. Come with us on this flight of musical fancy. Be inspired by the real passion for music. Enjoy first-class entertainment with works taken from classical music and jazz, well-known film melodies plus pop and Irish folk songs.

  • Mack the Knife
  • Bouree
  • Save the last dance for me
  • Experience Days Zurich Airport
  • Donnschtig-Jass Opening
  • Irish Dance Medley

Would you like to hear us live?

Enjoy the Zurich Airport Orchestra at one of our concerts or hire us for your own event.

Our next concerts
Date Time Event Location
01.09.2023 17:30 - 19:30  Concert at the opening of the ceremony Zürich Airport, stand Tango - show stage
02.09.2023 16:30 - 18:30 Concert with Luca Hänni Zürich Airport, stand Tango - show stage
03.09.2023 12:00 - 13:30  Concert with strings Zürich Airport, stand Tango - show stage
03.12.2023 10:30 - 12:00  Zurich Airport Orchestra's advent concert Exit hall 2, Zurich Airport

  • Brochure orchestra (pdf, German only)

Do you have any questions?

The Orchestra Team will be happy to help.

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