Pianist 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. 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 then continued his education at the New York Juilliard School in the classes of Emanuel Ax and Robert McDonald and works closely with Pascal Nemirovski.
Louis Schwizgebel works with many first-class orchestras – Wiener Symphoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, 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 und Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra with famous conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Fabio Luisi, Marek Janowski, Louis Langrée, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Mark Elder, Thierry Fischer, Vasily Petrenko and Alondra de la Parra.
Festival appearances include performances at the Verbier Festival, City of London Festival, Bergen International Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich, Septembre Musical de Montreux-Vevey, Usedomer Musikfestival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Midem Cannes Festival. He performs in the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington’s KennedyCenter, London’s Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, KKL Lucerne, Geneva’s Victoria Hall, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Wiener Musikverein (Vienna) and Shanghai Oriental Art Center.
Louis Schwizgebel continues to provide memorable performances worldwide.