Sylvia Zucker initially studied the violin with Sebastian Hamann in Lübeck and Lucerne and switched to viola in 2007. After studying with Michel Rouilly in Zürich, she continued her studies with Isabel Charisius in Lucerne, where she graduated with distinction. In addition, she took part in intensive chamber music training in Salzburg (Hagen Quartet) and in Basel with Walter Levin and Rainer Schmidt. A passionate chamber musician, she is a founding member of the Gémeaux Quartett, with whom she has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions. As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed at venues such as the KKL Lucerne, Opera Bastille in Paris, Tonhalle Zürich, Wigmore Hall in London, and the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonie. She is regularly invited to renowned festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Kitakyushu Festival in Japan, as well as the Davos Festival. Sylvia was a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra under the baton of Pierre Boulez, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich. As a member of the Gémeaux Quartett she was Ensemble in Residence at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and recently taught undergraduate string quartets at the Basel Music Academy. She is principal viola of the Festival Strings Lucerne and since 2011 the assistant of Isabel Charisius at the Musikhochschule Lucerne.