As a professor she works at the Music University of Bern
(HKB), Luzern (HSLU) and Kalaidos University of Music (SAMP/SMPV),
and gives regularly masterclasses.
Concert tours lead her through Europa, Polen, Bosnia,
Russia and different countries of Middle-, South- and
She studied with Peter-Lukas Graf, Philippe Racine and
Aurèle Nicolet, and graduated, after a study year in London,
with the Concert and Soloist Diploma. Her special interest in new
music has enabled her to team up with important composers of our
time (for instance Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, George Crumb, Thomas
Demenga, Rudolf Kelterborn, Dieter Ammann, to name a few). She gives
debut performances and makes radio and television recordings of very
diverse works. Her new CD has been released by Neuklang in 2010 with
all flute-pieces of Daniel Schnyder: Manhattanite.
In addition, Magda Schwerzmann studied Early Music,
specialising in the flauto traverso, at the Schola Cantorum
Basiliensis with Oskar Peter and graduated with the Early Music
Diploma. Meeting Barthold Kuijtken has given her a special
repertoire. She is solo-flutist of the orchestra Collegium Musicum
Magda Schwerzmann aims to build a bridge between past and present.
That's why her artistic work stretches from early baroque
performance practice over later chamber music and orchestra
concerts, to music theatre performances, improvised performances and
live- electronic productions.
Apart from her solo appearances, she takes part as a
chamber musician in different formations in the field of both early
and new music. For several years she played in the ensemble
Contrchamps of Geneva. She is a founding member of the Music Forum
Zug, which in 1998 won the Margeurite de Reding prize of the Swiss
Musicians' Association, when the prize was awarded for the first
time. She is also a member of ENSEMBLE ZERO, and the Trio
She won a prize in the Nicati competition 2000 of the
Swiss Musicians' Association (competition for contemporary music).
She was awarded distinction from the Orpheum Foundation for the
promotion of young artists and has won the promotion prize of the
Zug artists and the Migros culture percentage prize, several
She is playing old music with old instruments as well as
new music with all modern flutes and electronic music. Beside
solistic concerts, she is member of Ensemble ZERO, NEW (New european
winds) and Trio LIRAS.
Concert tours lead her through Europa, Poland, Bosnia, Russia and
different countries in Latin America and the USA. She's been invited
by wellknown schools as the Manhattan School of Musik in New York
for masterclasses, Arizona State University, State University of
Tallahassee, State University of Houston and Boston Music
For the fall semester 2015 she was guestprofessor at the Arizona State University in Phoenix.
Magda Schwerzmann teaches modern flute, flauto traverso, chamber music and didactics and is as well teacher at the Conservatory of Winterthur. She is the first Swiss Suzuki-Flute-teacher, teaching children from age 4.