The Swiss pianist and composer Luzia von Wyl is writing mostly for her own group, the Luzia von Wyl Ensemble, which is a small contemporary jazz orchestra with strings, woodwinds and a rhythm section. She loves rhythm, odd meters, colours and emotional playing â and she has an absolute passion for large ensembles. Besides her own projects she regularly writes music for other musicians, ensembles and orchestras as well.
Luzia gets invited to festivals in Switzerland and abroad: To the Swiss Days Dubai, the Reset Festival Luxembourg, the Lucerne Festival, the Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, the London New Wind Festival and the Jazzwerkstatt Bern to name a few. Her compositions have been premiered in London, New York, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Dubai, Luxembourg, ZÃ¼rich and played in many more countries. Luzia was a winner oft the international composition competition of the Chicago Ensemble (2017) and the Orchestra of Our Time New York (2011).
Born in 1985, Luzia studied piano and composition at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB), the ZÃ¼rich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and the University of Music in Lucerne (HSLU), completing her studies in 2011 with masterâs degrees in both piano and composition. In 2014, Luzia earned her third masterâs degree in arts management at the University of ZÃ¼rich (UZH).
Luzia is living and working in Lucerne and New York.