Flute: Magda Schwerzmann

Magda Schwerzmann (flute) - photoMagda Schwerzmann is faculty member of several Swiss musical institutions: the Universities of Bern and Luzern, Swiss Academy of Music Pedagogy and Kalaidos University of Music.

Since 2010 she is the Principal flutist of Collegium Musicum Luzern prinicpal as well as the member of Consortium Musicum Zurich. She studied with Peter-Lukas Graf, Aurèle Nicolet, Robert Aitken, Robert Winn and Philippe Racine, and graduated, with the Master of Concert, Master of Soloist and Master of Pedagogy. Her special interest in new music has enabled her to team up with such important composers of our time as K.-H.Stockhausen, G.Crumb, T.Demenga, R.Kelterborn and D.Schnyder, to name a few.

She gives debut performances and makes radio and television recordings of very diverse works. Her second CD, with all flute pieces of Daniel Schnyder, has been released by Neuklang in spring 2010.   Magda Schwerzmann studied and graduated with Master degree in Early Music from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Aiming to build a bridge between past and present, her artistic work stretches from early baroque performance practice over later chamber music and orchestra concerts, to music theatre and improvised performances, as well as live- electronic productions.    Aside from her solo appearances, she takes part as a chamber musician in different formations in the field of both, early and new music. For many years she played in the ensemble Contrechamps of Geneva. She is a founding member of the Music Forum Zug, which won the Margeurite de Reding prize of the Swiss Musicians’ Association. She is also a member of ENSEMBLE ZERO, NEW (new european winds) and the Trio LIRAS.    She is prize winner in the Nicati competition 2000 of the Swiss Musicians’ Association (competition for contemporary music), was awarded distinction from the Orpheum Foundation for the promotion of young artists and has won several times the promotion prize of the Zug artists and the Migros culture percentage prize.   Concert tours took her to France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland, Bosnia, Russia and different countries in Latin America, the USA and South America.    She has been invited for masterclasses by such well known schools as Boston Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Musik in New York, Arizona State University, Houston University of Music, Tallahassee University of Music, Moscow and Petersburg Conservatories and  Musikhochschule Wien.

 

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