Born in Geneva in 1987, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel has been described as an “insightful musician” by the New York Times (May 2013) and “already one of the great masters of the piano” by Res Musica (July 2014).
Schwizgebel has performed with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Lyon, Nagoya, Macao and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's (NYC) amongst others. He has worked with conductors such as Edward Gardner, Thierry Fischer, Joshua Weilerstein, Fabio Luisi, Leonard Slatkin, Louis Langrée, Alondra de la Parra, James Gaffigan, and Fabian Gabel.
In the 2015/16 season Schwizgebel returns to the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lucerne Symphony and makes his debut with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich/Bringuier and Munich Symphony/Altstaedt. Further afield he makes his debut with the Utah Symphony, NAC Ottawa, Winnipeg and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.
Schwizgebel studied with Brigitte Meyer in Lausanne and Pascal Devoyon in Berlin, and then later at the Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax and Robert McDonald, and at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski.
Schwizgebel is grateful for the support he has received from the Migros Culture Percentage, Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund and Animato Foundation.