Taras Berchtold was born on 29.04.2001 in Suhr as a child with Ukrainian and Swiss roots. He gained his first experience with the pan flute at the age of 5 after he wished to get the instrument „with the glued together tubes” for his birthday. A pan flute - certainly an extraordinary gift for his 5th birthday, but this is how a music career can begin.
After a long search for a suitable music teacher his parent could finally find a possibillity by Mr. Bruno Gloor in Schönenwerd. From 2009 to 2015 Taras attended extra pan flute lessons with Peder Rizzi at the Zurich Conservatory in a two-week interval.
Since 2015 Taras has been learning the classical way of playing his favourite instrument with Stefan Negura from Chisinau (Moldavia) through Skype.
The great inspiration and bias of Taras has always been the Romanian folklore. In the summer of 2009 he met Radu Nechifor...