Schweizer, Otto



Swiss pianist and teacher; born at Zurich. He received his first instruction from his stepfather, and in 1863 he went to Winterthur, where he had the advice of Gotz and Kirchner. In 1867 he became a pupil of Moscheles and Wenzel in piano and Richter and others in theory. After finishing his course he went to Edinburgh, where he is teaching, also, at the Athenaeum School of Music at Glasgow. His works include two suites; polonaise brillante; three romantic studies; a piano sonata in A flat minor, and one for piano and cello; three morceaux populaires; and other pieces for piano.