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Beatrix was born in Switzerland. After her first studies with Ernesto Molinari at the Hochschule der Künste Bern she moved to London. In 2006 Beatrix gained her Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance with Distinction at the Royal College of Music where she studied mainly with Richard Hosford. She also took bass clarinet lessons with Michael Harris, had Duo Performance classes with Nigel Clayton and composition with Michael Oliva. During that period she was supported by the 'Kulturförderpreis der Stadt Thun' scholarship (2004) and the 'Stephen Joseph Bursary' from the Wall Trust (2005), winning the 'Stephen Trier Award' at the RCM in 2005 for bass clarinet and the Marjorie&Dorothy Whyte Memorial Award (2006).

Beatrix is a very versatile musician; Performances with different groups – playing different styles of music from classical over musical theatre to free improvisation– included conciertos and performances in Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Italy, the UK and Spain and made her travel as far as the USA and South America. Since 2011 she lives and works as a freelance musician and teacher in Italy.