BBC Radio 3 selected Louis Schwizgebel as a BBC New Generation Artist 2013-15. The first performance will include Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on December 20, 2013. Each year the BBC selects a maximum of seven rising talents from the international music scene to perform with the BBC Orchestras and appear in Radio 3 recordings and broadcasts over a two year period.
Louis Schwizgebel will step-in for Teo Gheorghiu on May 12, 2013 and perform Clara Schumann Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia Zürich (Orchestra of the Zürich Opera) under the baton of Vasily Petrenko at Zürich Tonhalle.
Louis Schwizgebel wins a scholarship from Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund including a performance of Mozart Piano Concerto with Arcos Chamber Orchestra New York at Konzerthaus Dortmund on November 24, 2013.
Louis Schwizgebel will step-in for Gary Graffman on March 24, 2013 and perform Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Louis Schwizgebel signed an exklusive recording contract with label Aparté (harmonia mundi). A solo album with works by Schubert, Liszt and Ravel will be released in summer 2013 followed by a recording of major piano concertos in 2014.
Louis Schwizgebel is the youngest finalist and 2nd prize winner at The Leeds International Piano Competition 2012.
TV BBCFour and BBC Radio 3 broadcast the competition finals on September 21, 2012. Louis Schwizgebel performs Beethoven Piano Concerto Nr. 4 with The Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Louis Schwizgebel will give some important debuts in 2012:
BBC National Orchestra of Wales: March 16
Bergen International Festival: June 2
City of London Festival: July 12
London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall: October 21
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra: December 5
Orchestre National de Lyon: December 20-23