Alain Ackermann

Alain Ackermann


Alain Ackermann (b. 1994) is one of the top upcoming drummers from Switzerland. His musicality and stylistic versatility brought the talented drummer together with various artists from Switzerland and abroad, already in his young age. When he was 17, he played shows with the Jamaican singer Terry Lynn in Helsinki and Berlin, and when he was 18, shows with the Swiss pop-group TinkaBelle in Germany and Switzerland

When Alain was 20 “ he performed as a solo artist on the first Drum Festival Switzerland (with world-class artists as Thomas Lang/A, Mylious Johnson/USA, Gergo Borlai/UKR). When he was 21 “ he played as a session drummer with the folk metal band Eluveitie on the largest festivals stages in Europe. Since 2017 “ Alain has been a permanent member of œEluveitie

Alain took his first drum lessons at the local music school when he was eight years old and later on at the Drum School Basel. One can quickly recognize his talent. At 10 years he was already playing his first shows and at the age of 15 years, he started to teach on drums himself.

After quitting school, Alain decided to turn his passion into profession and completed the preparation of studies at the WIAM JazzRockPop Academy in Winterthur. Then he studied at the Agostini Drum School Olten/Paris for the Diploma Superior PDS (DAE). After 2 1/2 years as a 19-year-old he had already finished the 4-year-old music studies with distinction œpermier prix avec felicitation. At the same time, he developed further at the renowned drum department in Stuttgart/DE with Stefan Scha¼tz and Daniel Messina.

Alain won several national drum contests, and at 17 years old won the Swiss Champion title for the third time in a row on the drum set.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    I think one of the most impressive moments I had was at Wacken Openair 2016. It was one of the first shows with Eluveitie and I could not believe it. That feeling to play infront of more than 50'000 people was just indescribably. Since I was a kid I’ve dreamt to play shows like that and now it was happening. One of the best days of my life.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    It fascinates me to see people do somthing on a really high level. It can be any musical instrument or also sport. It simply motivates me to see how hard they work on themselves.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    In the end it's all about the feeling and VF Sticks feel great in my hands. They have the highest quality and look just fantastic.