A native of Switzerland, Hugo Bollschweiler received his training at the Conservatoire de Fribourg, the Musik-Akademie Basel, Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute of Music and the Zurich Hochschule der Künste where he earned his soloist diploma with the highest distinction.
He has toured five continents and performed and taught at the Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Lucerne, Donaueschingen, Davos, Montreux, Kuhmo, and Yellow Barn festivals, and the New Zealand and Hong Kong Arts festivals. As a member of the Azmari Quartet, the Patricia A. Corbett String Quartet-in-Residence at Northern Kentucky University, Hugo served as faculty member and Artist-in-Residence at NKU where he taught as Professor of Viola and served as artistic director of the Norse Chamber Music Festival. Hugo was on the faculty of the Cincinnati College Conservatory Accent09 Festival, Norse Chamber Music Festival, the Austin Chamber Music Festival and Workshop and the Escola de Musica do Estado de Sao Paulo and has been touring the US as guest artist with the Coolidge and Colorado String Quartets. As an orchestral musician, Hugo played in principal positions with the Swiss Chamber Orchestra, the Swiss National Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Fribourg, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Phiharmonique Suisse.