Regula Dodds grew up in Baar in the canton of Zug and began violin tuition at the age of five. After studying with Daniel Dodds at the Lucerne College of Music, she attained her teacher's diploma with distinction. She afterwards studied in the class of Sebastian Hamann and passed the concert examination in 2007. She has benefited from master classes with Peter Zazofsky in Boston and Adelina Oprean in Basel, as well as from numerous chamber music courses with Sebastian Hamann and Isabel Deplazes-Charisius.
Regula Dodds plays in various chamber groupings, is a member of the Zug Sinfonietta and teaches a violin class at the Hünenberg College of Music. She lives with her family in Lucerne.
How did you become a member of the Lucerne Festival Strings?
«As a teenager I was a member of the Lucerne Ministrings youth orchestra. Its founder and conductor was Herbert Scherz, the famous teacher and principal of the Lucerne Festival Strings for many years. I performed in many concerts at home and abroad with the Ministrings. Our idols were naturally the 'big Strings'.»
«I like adventure. I have yet to experience such energy, intensity and passion in any other formation. In concerts, we all sit on the edge of our chairs, really close to the music, the event, the fire.»