Louis Schwizgebel became internationally known to an ever wider audience in 2012 when he won 2nd prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition which was broadcast live on TV BBC Four and Radio BBC 3. He is widely recognized as one of the most talented young pianists and praised for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert as well as the French Impressionists.
Born in 1987 in Geneva and having studied with Brigitte Meyer and Pascal Devoyon, Louis Schwizgebel at the age of seventeen, won the Geneva International Music Competition and two years later the "Young Concert Artists International Auditions" in New York. He is currently studying at the New York Juilliard School in the classes of Emanuel Ax and Robert McDonald and works closely with Pascal Nemirovski.
Louis Schwizgebel workes with many first-class orchestras: Wiener Symphoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Hallé Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Philharmonia Zürich, the chamber orchestras of Zürich, Lausanne and Geneva, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra with famous conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Fabio Luisi, Marek Janowski, Leonard Slatkin, Louis Langrée, Sir Mark Elder, Vasily Petrenko, Thierry Fischer and Alondra de la Parra.
Festival appearances include performances at the Verbier Festival, City of London Festival, Bergen International Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich, Festival Septembre Musical de Montreux-Vevey, Usedomer Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Midem Cannes Festival. He performs in the world's most prestigious concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, KKL Luzern, Wiener Musikverein and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.
Louis Schwizgebel continues to provide memorable performances worldwide and is recording exclusively on the Aparté (harmonia mundi) label.
Last updated May 2013
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