Manuel Troller is a guitarist and composer who works in diverse musical genres and, by pushing the boundaries on his instrument, has become one of the most in-demand guitar players in Switzerland. He studied with musicians such as Frank Möbus, Christy Doran and Fred Frith at the School of Music Lucerne and has collaborated with Sophie Hunger, Gerry Hemingway, Nik Bärtsch, Julian Sartorius, Stephan Eicher and Martin Suter among others. Since 2006, he has played with, and composed for, the internationally active band, Schnellertollermeier. Festivals and concerts include Montreux Jazz Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Olympia Paris, Haldern Pop Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Bad Bonn Kilbi, Enjoy Jazz Festival Mannheim, Internationale Theaterhaus Jazztage Stuttgart, 12 Points Festival, Les Eurockéennes Belfort, Jazzfestival Skopje, Swiss Diagonales Jazz and Jazzfestival Schaffhausen.