Martin Bliggenstorfer was born in 1982 in Zurich. He studied in Berne with Matthias Arter and in Amsterdam with Ernest Rombout. He is now dedicated to the performance of contemporary music. Alongside the oboe, oboe d’amore and the cor anglais, he also plays musette (piccolo oboe) and notably the lupophone, a new type of bass oboe developed by instrument makers Wolf.
In fact Bliggenstorfer was the very first lupophonist worldwide and formed a duo with Elise Jacoberger for lupophone and contraforte (contrabassoon). He is a regular guest musician with Collegium Novum Zurich, the Basel Sinfonietta, the Basel Chamber Orchestra as well as the Chamber Orchestra of Zurich. In 2010 he co-founded the ensemble proton bern of which he is Managing Director. Martin Bliggenstorfer appears internationally as a soloist and chamber musician.