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.
Livia graduated with a Master’s degree in Flute and Music Pedagogy from Sibelius Academy in 2021, with a minor in Contemporary and Early Music. She has served as substitute co-principal in the Turku Philarmonic Orchestra and as substitute piccolo player in Lahti Symphony Orchestra for the 2022 spring season.
Since moving to Helsinki, she has participated in several contemporary music projects: she is part of the new music group Earth Ears Ensemble (https://www.earthearsensemble.com/), an ensemble that wants to focus on lesser heard music and voices from the contemporary music scene. In addition, she took part in festivals such Flow festival and Helsingin juhlaviikot with the Nyky-ensemble and performed in several concerts with the contemporary UMUU-ensemble.
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 an 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.