Biography of Hug Praxedis Geneviève:
Praxedis Geneviève Hug was born in Zurich in 1984. She had her first piano lessons at the age of 5. For many years she was taught by Prof. Theo Lerch of Zurich. In 1997 she won first prize at the Solothurn Competition for Instrumental Music and in 1998 the first prize “with distinction” at the Swiss Youth Music Competition. In 1998, together with two other first-prize-winners of the Competition, she founded the IMPERIAL piano trio, which in its present formation (with Bartlomiej Niziol, violin, and Emil Rovner, cello) was in 2000 awarded the Furtherance Prize of the Zurich “Orpheus Concerts”. Praxedis Geneviève Hug received early musical support and encouragement from Shura Cherkassky, Karl Engel, Alexis Weissenberg, Kristian Zimerman, Wolfgang Boettcher,
Pierre Amoyal and Rudolf Baumgartner. In November 2000 she completed her concert diploma, in early 2001 her teaching diploma, and in the summer of 2003 her solo diploma, all of them with distinction. In 2004 she gave her debut recital in the Zurich Tonhalle. Praxedis Geneviève Hug studied further at the Accademia Pianistica “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola (in Italy) and with Professor Riccardo Risaliti of Florence. Since 2009 she has given numerous concerts at home and abroad together with Praxedis Hug-Rütti under the name DUO PRAXEDIS (harp/piano). In 2011 she gave her debut in the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.