Louis Schwizgebel-Wang

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Louis Schwizgebel, Swiss pianist. © Caroline Doutre

Louis Schwizgebel-Wang (born 19 November 1987) is a Swiss pianist. He became internationally known in 2012 when he won 2nd prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition which was broadcast live on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. He is widely recognized as one of the most talented young pianists and praised for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Ravel. Louis took piano lessons with Franz Josefovski, Brigitte Meyer at the Lausanne Conservatory, Pascal Devoyon at Universität der Künste Berlin, Emanuel Ax at Juilliard School and Pascal Nemirovski at Royal Academy of Music.

Orchestras[edit]

London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Nagoya Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de chambre de Genève.

Conductors[edit]

Charles Dutoit, Fabio Luisi, Marek Janowski, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Thierry Fischer, Louis Langrée.

Festivals[edit]

Verbier Festival (2013 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 under Charles Dutoit), City of London Festival, Bergen International Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich, Midem.

Venues[edit]

Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, Tonhalle Zürich, Victoria Hall[disambiguation needed], Kennedy Center, Musikverein, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.

Prizes and scholarships[edit]

Personal Life[edit]

Born in Geneva, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang is the son of Chinese mother Yaping Wang and Swiss father Georges Schwizgebel, a famous Swiss animation film director. He currently lives in London.

Discography[edit]

  • 2013 : Solo Album "Poems"; label Aparté
  • 2013 : Brahms Cello Sonatas + Clarinet Trio with cellist Ophélie Gaillard and clarinetist Fabio Di Càsola; label Aparté
  • 2006 : Piano Concerto No. 2 of Mendelssohn, with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève directed by Paul Goodwin ; label Pan-Classics.

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