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„Muzika yacu, Ubuzima bwacu“

[proverb from Rwanda]

Letizia Walser

Curriculum Vitae

Letizia Walser, born and raised in Terni (Italy), studied piano at the Conservatoire Terni and at the same time musicology at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome. In 2001, she completed her postgraduate studies in music education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Zurich with honors. In 2006-2008 she also completed the Herzka music school management training while working. She finished her cultural management studies at the University of Basel in 2011 with the Master of Advanced Studies in Arts Management.

Since August 2003 Letizia Walser is co-director of the music school Binningen-Bottmingen near Basel (Switzerland) together with Mareike Wormsbächer, where she taught a great piano class from 2000 to 2015. In November 2013 she was elected to the board of the Association of Music Schools Switzerland (VMS), the umbrella organization of all 430 local and regional Swiss music schools. Under the leadership of the board of directors "Public Affairs" and under her leadership, the "Charter for the Cooperation of VMS Music Schools with the Musical Lay Associations" as well as the "Guide to Integration through Musical Education" for the promotion of children and young people with a migrant background emerged.

As a member of the Association of Music Schools Baselland and President of Talent Development MSBL, Letizia Walser committed herself long and hard to the promotion of musically gifted children and adolescents. Since 2015, she regularly works as a General Expert in the Master Classes of Music Pedagogy at the University of Music Basel and at the Zurich University of the Arts, where she holds seminars on music school practice as part of the pedagogy master's program.

Letizia Walser is married to the architect Bruno Walser and the mother of a sixteen-year-old son.


In Rwanda, there was still no classical chamber music concert cultur in public. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Kigali, we gave two public concerts, both of which were enthusiastically received. One performance took place in the Hotel Serena, the other in the Goethe-Institute’s own auditorium. We plan to continue our cooperation with the Goethe-Institute to give further performances.

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How you can support us:

In addition to the urgent financial help we need, you can also actively participate:
• You can even organize charity concerts for "Music Road Rwanda"
• You can send us instruments, sheet music, strings, tuners, metronomes, etc. that you no longer need
• If you are a musician, you can share with us or friends to teach locally in Kigali
• Or if you tell your friends about us colleagues!


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