BBC New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel Shows His Penchant for Magic

By Ian Holubiak on Sep 30, 2014 10:15 AM EDT

Renowned Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel has plenty of tricks up his sleeve — and we mean that almost literally.

A BBC New Generation Artist, Schwizgebel has taken to YouTube to showcase his talents.

The Swiss performer has been heralded by Norman Lebrecht, saying that "he might yet be the new Houdini."

That might be true, Lebrecht, but just about anything that is a video nowadays could have some select edits to feign that Schwizgebel is the "new Houdini."

If you do not know him, he has a heavy résumé of appearances and accolades. He won second prize in the 2012 Leeds piano competition, studied at the prestigious Juilliard school and last year held an emblematic lunchtime recital at the Machynlleth festival.

An imaginative player, he is part of a budding generation of musicians coming through the channels.

But perhaps what separates him from his peers is not just his right hand, but the sleight of it.

So without further delay, you be the judge:

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TagsLouis Schwizgebel, Norman Lebrecht, BBC New Generation Artist, Houdini, Leeds Piano Competition, Machynlleth

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