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Debut with the Munich Symphony Orchestra

Louis makes his debut with the Munich Symphony Orchestra on 11 November 2017, joining the orchestra and conductor Fabrizio Ventura for a performance of Ravel Piano Concerto in G major. The concert takes place at the Kongresshaus in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and the programme also features Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin and Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony No.3.

Schwizgebel gave a “debonair” (Salt Lake Tribune) performance of the concerto last season with the Utah Symphony and Thierry Fischer, and he also gave a critically acclaimed rendition with the London Philharmonic Orchestra:

“Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major was a thrilling highlight of the evening, Louis Schwizgebel impressively capturing both the sublime melancholy of the second movement and the joviality of the first and third.”
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Recital with Renaud Capuçon for the Crescendo con Musica Foundation

With Renaud Capuçon after a great Gala-Concert for the Foundation Crescendo con la Musica

With Renaud Capuçon after a great Gala-Concert for the Foundation Crescendo con la Musica

This month, Louis joins violinist Renaud Capuçon for a duo recital at the Crescendo con Musica Foundation’s annual gala on 19 October. Together they perform Franck’s Violin Sonata in A major and Ravel’s Violin Sonata No.2 in G major, accompanying Paris Opera dancers Aurélie Dupont and Alessio Carbone.

Elsewhere this month, Louis performs Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 with Fabien Gabel and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in two concerts at the Lighthouse in Poole and Exeter’s Great Hall on 25 and 26 October. He also returns to Germany for a recital in Ludwigshafen on 22 October, where he performs a programme of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.13 in E-flat major, Chopin’s Ballades 2 & 3 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Instagram takeover of Classeek Music

Louis' Instagram takeover of Claseek Music

Louis’ Instagram takeover of Claseek Music

Starting from Monday 25 September, Louis will be sharing and posting content on Classeek Music‘s Instagram profile, @classeekmusic. Classeek Music is a new platform on a mission to bring better music to more people by connecting great young musicians with exciting opportunities.

Louis will be posting pictures and videos throughout the week, giving an insight into his career, life and hobbies. Follow @classeekmusic on Instagram for more.

“Schwizgebel was able to demonstrate his considerable virtuosity”: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

“Swiss soloist Louis Schwizgebel did not disappoint in his gentle touch. He produced a lovely lyrical dance, ballet-like, caressing the strings with the keyboard hammers yet maintaining crystal clear separation in the notes in even the most fleeting runs… Schwizgebel was able to demonstrate his considerable virtuosity. I found his playing to be very precise and the relationship between him and Gabel ensured that soloist and orchestra held tightly together in tempo and momentum throughout.”
Bachtrack, April 2017

“Louis Schwizgebel gave an unaffected reading of the solo part […] with a poised elegance to the Romanze that never cloyed and a vivacity that saw the finale home in engaging fashion.”
Independent, April 2017

Release: Schubert Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 958

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Louis’ latest recording on Aparté of Schubert’s Sonatas D. 845 and 958 is available to purchase on iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon France and apartemusic.com.

See Louis’ “artistic maturity” (Audiophile Audition) in action in this video of Schubert Piano Sonata D 958 (Menuetto) in London’s Wigmore Hall.

Live film accompaniment

Louis performed at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June this year, accompanying Erlkönig, an animated film by his father. Watch footage from the performance via Facebook below.

“Six-Bach” workout video viewed 1.5 million times

Louis’ video displaying his combined piano and workout skills has gone viral on Facebook, now exceeding 1.5million views. Watch the video below and give it a try!

Concerts

08 December 2017, 20:30

Bourg recital
Bourg, France
Château de la Citadelle

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.13 in E-flat major, Op.27, No.1 ‘Quasi una fantasia’
Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38
Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.2 ‘Quasi una fantasia’
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

20 January 2018, 19:30

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Leeds, United Kingdom
Ben Gernon (conductor)
Leeds Town Hall

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 ‘Emperor’

26 January 2018, 20:00

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Fabien Gabel (conductor)
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 ‘Emperor’

27 January 2018, 20:00

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Fabien Gabel (conductor)
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 ‘Emperor’

01 February 2018, 19:00

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Bratislava, Slovakia
Emmanuel Villaume (conductor)
Slovak Philharmonic Hall

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D major, K.537 ‘Coronation’

02 February 2018, 19:00

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Bratislava, Slovakia
Emmanuel Villaume (conductor)
Slovak Philharmonic Hall

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D major, K.537 ‘Coronation’

24 February 2018, 19:30

Ludlow Music Society
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Moor Park School

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.13 in E-flat major, Op.27, No.1 ‘Quasi una fantasia’
Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38
Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.2 ‘Quasi una fantasia’
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

14 April 2018, 20:00

The Florida Orchestra
St. Petersburg, United States
Elim Chan (conductor)
Mahaffey Theater

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D major, K.537 ‘Coronation’

15 April 2018, 14:00

The Florida Orchestra
St. Petersburg, United States
Elim Chan (conductor)
Mahaffey Theater

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D major, K.537 ‘Coronation’

10 May 2018, 19:30

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nicholas Collon (conductor)
Koncerthuset

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D major, K.537 ‘Coronation’

03 June 2018, 17:00

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Trélazé, France
Thierry Fischer (conductor)
Arena Loire Trélazé

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 ‘Emperor’

05 June 2018, 20:30

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Nantes, France
Thierry Fischer (conductor)
La Cité Nantes Events Center

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 ‘Emperor’

06 June 2018, 20:30

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Nantes, France
Thierry Fischer (conductor)
La Cité Nantes Events Center

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 ‘Emperor’

About

Born in 1987 into a family of artists from Switzerland and China, Louis Schwizgebel’s performances are steeped in imagination, rich in colour and musical insight.  A refined pianist, Schwizgebel is hailed repeatedly for the clarity of his playing and his exceptional fingerwork. 

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 between 2013-2015 he was a BBC New Generation Artist.

Download Louis Schwizgebel’s full biography here.

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