Jürg Frey studied in Zurich and Geneva where he graduated with a concert diploma in clarinet under Thomas Friedli. He studied composition under Urs Peter Schneider in Bern and trained in Basel as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. Frey continues to perform as a clarinettist at numerous premieres and world premieres. He was co-founder of the Lenzburg Music Forum, and has been artistic director of the Aarau concert series ‘Moments Musicaux’ for more than ten years. In 1991 he was prize winner at the Boswil International Composition Seminar. He was awarded a sabbatical year (1986 and 1996) and received financial assistance for his stay in Berlin by the Canton of Aargau.