Francesco Schweizer

pianist and composer


The American pianist and composer Noël Lee said of Francesco Schweizer: “A complete and individual musician, resourceful and specially rich of poetry.” 

The musical critic Alistair Noble: ".....This is only outdone by Francesco Schweizer’s wonderful Lakes Resting One on the Other (2011), a work of beautiful sonorities and elegant simplicity. Schweizer really does seem to touch upon some form of Asian aesthetic without any cheap tricks, and the piece gradually focuses itself sensitively and poetically around a compelling repeated note on a muted/damped string: like morse code, it seems to be a text one might almost translate"

Il critico musicale Giovanni Petta (isNews): "Il Trio (per corno, violino e pianoforte) di Schweizer con le sue impressionanti frammentazioni ritmiche, riportava l’idea di quella alternanza pericolosa tra fragilità e potenza che caratterizza l’umanità contemporanea, senza rinunciare all’osservazione rispettosa dei compositori che lo hanno preceduto: lo stesso Ligeti, lo stesso Brahms."