Piano

Born in Geneva in 1987, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel has been
described as an “insightful musician” by the New York Times and “already one of the
great masters of the piano” by Res Musica. At the age of seventeen he won the
Geneva International Music Competition and, two years later, the Young Concert
Artists International Auditions in New York. In 2012 he won second prize at the Leeds
International Piano Competition and in 2013 he was invited to become a BBC New
Generation Artist.

Schwizgebel has performed with many orchestras across the globe including the
London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Orchestre
National de France, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker,
Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Zurich Tonhalle,
Nagoya and Shanghai Philharmonic orchestras, Utah Symphony and the Orchestra of
St. Luke’s (NYC) amongst others. He has worked with conductors such as Gardner,
Gražynite-Tyla, Krivine, Collon, Thierry Fischer, Weilerstein, Shani, Ticciati, Slatkin,
Langrée, Gaffigan, Rouvali and Gabel amongst others.

Schwizgebel performs regularly in his native Switzerland, both in recital and with the
symphony and chamber orchestras; he has played in the major festivals including
Progetto Martha Argerich, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Verbier Festival and in 2016
made his debut at the Lucerne Festival. In 2014 he made his BBC Proms debut with
an electrifying televised performance of Prokofiev’s First Concerto and recent recital
highlights include performances at London’s Wigmore Hall, Festival de Radio France,
Klavierfest Ruhr, Rheingau Festival, Fribourg International Piano Series, Munich’s
Herkulesaal and on tour across Hong Kong and China including in Beijing and
Shanghai.

Highlights of Schwizgebel’s 18/19 season include debuts with the Philharmonia
Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Ulster Orchestra and RTÉ
National Symphony Orchestra and returns to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Musikkollegium Winterthur. Chamber
music highlights include his debut at the International Music Festival Koblenz and
returns to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Wigmore Hall where he appears in
three concerts across the season, both in recital and in trio with Benjamin Beilman and
Narek Hakhnazaryan