Photo by Jorma Airola

Italian-Swiss flutist Livia Schweizer began to study flute at the age of 8 at the Conservatory of Livorno in the flute class of Mauro Rossi, and has won several prizes in different national competitions in Italy since the age of 13.

After graduating from Livorno with the highest grade in 2014, Livia began her studies at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki) in the class of Mikael Helasvuo, further developing her versatile playing.

Since moving to Helsinki, she has participated in several contemporary music projects: with Nyky-ensemble she took part in festivals such Flow festival and Helsingin juhlaviikot as well as performing with the contemporary UMUU-ensemble in several concerts.

Since experiencing the Glomus Camp in Natal (Brazil) in 2017 and meeting many different artists and musicians from all over the world, Livia realized that using music to create and communicate with artists and musicians from different backgrounds and cultures is one of her priorities. In addition, in the last few years she has developed a very strong interest in improvisation and has led various projects in Helsinki with the aim of exploring the field of multidisciplinary arts, collaborating often with dancers and theater artists.

In 2018, Livia completed her apprenticeship with the Finnish National Opera. She is now a member of of the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra and has performed often with the Helsinki Sinfonietta, playing under the baton of conductors such as Christoph Alststaedt, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Leif Segerstam.

In the spring of 2019 studied in Los Angeles as an exchange student at the University Of Southern California, in Jim Walker’s class.

At the moment she is completing her master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy studying with Mikael Helasvuo and Hanna Kinnunen, with baroque flute as side instrument under the tutelage of Jari Puhakka.