Monika was a colleague at the Zurich Conservatory. She was, and still is, a passionate ‘impressario’ and I have her to thank for many concerts of my music in Zurich. When we first met she was able to have most concerts in the Theater Rigiblick —on the Zürichberg with splendid view over the city. It was here that works like Poem then, for love, The Green Man, Father's Telescope, Das Ausland and Hauptsache, man geht zusammen hin were premièred.
Later Rigiblick became too expensive but she was able to rent the Hottinger Saal (nearer the centre of Zurich) where the more recent of my Schubiger-settings were first performed: Was Liebe ist and the piano version of Alles unter einem Hut —a concert that was so successful that it had to be repeated.