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Louis Schwizgebel

Born in Geneva in 1987, Louis Schwizgebel studied with Brigitte Meyer in Lausanne and Pascal Devoyon in Berlin. He went on to perfect his craft at the Juilliard School in New York with Emanuel Ax and Robert McDonald, as well as at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Pascal Némirovski. 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 was selected to go on tour as a BBC New Generation Artist from 2013 to 2015. Schwizgebel has performed with many orchestras around the globe, including the London Philharmonic, the BBC Sym- phony, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Orchestre National de Lyon. He was worked together with conductors such as Edward Gardner, Thierry Fischer, Joshua Weilerstein, Fabio Luisi, Leonard Slatkin, and James Gaffigan. Schwizgebel has performed at the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and at Verbier Festival. In 2014 he gave his BBC Proms début with an electrifying rendition of Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto. Louis Schwizgebel gave his first Ruhr Piano Festival recital in 2016. 

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