Biography

Praxedis Geneviève Hug is an outstanding Swiss pianist. For her performances at competitions she won numerous prizes, her debut album will be issued by Sony Classics.

 

  • Biography

    Born in Zurich in 1984, she received her first piano lessons at the age of five. For many years she was a pupil of Professor Theo Lerch, Zurich. Already at an early stage she received significant musical impulses and encouragement from Shura Cherkassky, Karl Engel, Alexis Weissenberg, Kristian Zimerman, Wolfgang Boettcher, Pierre Amoyal and Rudolf Baumgartner.

    For her performances at competitions she won numerous prizes: first prize in the Steinway Competition Hamburg, starred first prize in the Swiss Music Competition and the Concorso Internazionale Citta di Senigallia, etc.

    She completed her studies in Zurich with the teaching diploma, concert diploma, and soloist diploma, all with distinction. This resulted in the opportunity to study at the renowned Accademia Pianistica Incontri col Maestri in Imola, Italy. Further studies followed with Riccardo Risaliti in Florence.

    In the meantime she had the chance to work together with great orchestras Festival Strings Lucerne, Imola Youth Orchestra, Orchestre Jeunesse Musicales, Glarner Musikkollegium and Junge Philharmonie Zentralschweiz.

    Praxedis Geneviève Hug has performed in major concert halls such as the Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zurich, Sala Mozart Bologna, and Musikhalle Hamburg, and has travelled to concert engagements throughout Europe. Her stylistic mastery and brilliant virtuosity combined with a gift for transforming moods into images turn every performance into a pianistic firework. Major critics have labelled her a rising sun in the classical sky.