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 – 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, Zürich and played in many more countries. Luzia was the winner oft the following international composition competitions: NOVA Jazz Composition Prize (2022), NYC Contemporary Music Symposium (2021), Chicago Ensemble (2017) and Orchestra of Our Time New York (2011).
Born in 1985, Luzia studied piano and composition at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB), the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and the University of Music in Lucerne (HSLU), completing her studies in 2011 with master’s degrees in both piano and composition. In 2014, Luzia earned her third master’s degree in arts management at the University of Zürich (UZH).
Luzia is living and working in Lucerne and New York.