World Projects Faculty Member

Felix Hauswirth

Swiss conductor and music educator, Felix Hauswirth is currently the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Baden-Württemberg Youth Wind Ensemble in Germany.

Mr. Hauswirth earned his degree in conducting and theory at the Lucerne Conservatory of Music in Switzerland. In 1983, he was guest professor for one semester at the University of Michigan in Flint, USA. In 1985, he was appointed professor of conducting at the Basel Conservatory, Switzerland.

In 1983, Mr. Hauswirth founded the Swiss National Youth Wind Ensemble and conducted this ensemble until 1993. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Hauswirth was the Artistic Director for the International Festival for Contemporary Music in Uster, Switzerland. From 1998 – 2011, Mr. Hauswirth was head of the wind band conducting course at the Bundes-Academy in Trossingen, Germany and from 2000 to 2009 he taught at the Istituto Superiore Europeo Bandistico (I.S.E.B.) in Trento, Italy. From 1980 to 2017 he was the conductor of the Zug Wind Orchestra in Switzerland. As guest conductor and with his own ensembles, he has performed in trhoughout Europe, Asia, South Africa, Japan, Australia, South America. the USA and Canada. He has conducted many recordings and broadcasts with different ensembles and has received acclaim from conductors and composers from Europe, United States and Asia for his CDs.

He is the author of several books, mainly on conducting and on wind ensemble literature including Der Blasorchesterdirigent, Arbeitsheft 1, 1000 plus – ausgewählte Werke für Blasorchester und Bläserensembles Grad 4 – 6 (8th edition), and Partiturstudium.

Mr. Hauswirth served as President of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) from 1997 to 2001 and currently serves as the Chair of the International Artistic Advisory Committee. In December 2009, he received the “Midwest Clinic International Award“ in Chicago in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to Instrumental Music Education. During the 17th WASBE Conference in July 2017 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) he was awarded “Honorary Life Member“ of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.

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