Joachim Angster has performed across France, Switzerland, Germany, and the United States as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Joachim has studied in France (Strasbourg and Paris) and in the U.S (Cleveland), and holds a Master's degree from the Lausanne Haute Ecole de Musique in Switzerland. His main teachers have included P. Xuereb, T. Adamopoulos, and G. Karni.
Joachim joined the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zürich during the 2015-2016 season, where he worked with renowned conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink, David Zinman, Herbert Blomstedt, and Sir Neville Marriner. In April and June 2018, he will participate in the final round of the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Competition and in the semi-final round of the 2018 Washington International Competition. In 2010, Joachim received the Pfimlin Prize from the city of Strasbourg; he was a laureate of the French National Viola Competition in 2009 and 2010. Passionate about chamber music, Joachim is a founding member of the Valere String Quartet, with which he performed extensively in concerts and festivals in Europe and the U.S.A, and recorded on multiple occasions for the Swiss national radio. Joachim is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Viola Performance at the University of Michigan, under the tutelage of Caroline Coade.