Christoph Deluze began his first musical studies at the Neuchâtel conservatory as a pupil of Dinu Lipatti. He then went to the Guild HallSchool of Music of London in the piano class of E. Philipp. During this period he was one of the few pianists who was able to work with Shura Cherkassky.

His further studies with Dagobert Buchholz in Vienna were very important for his future musical development. As Bucholz had met and knew Rachmaninoff, Katchaturian, Chostakovich as well as, of course, most major interpreters of Russian music, he was able to transmit to Deluze the interest and appropriate emotions for an enlightened understanding of the Russian repertoire. Dagobert BUCHHOLZ was also the friend of Vladimir SOFRONITSKY, son-in-law of Alexander SCRIABIN and one of the legendary interpreters of this composer. Christoph DELUZE has directly received a musical heritage of the very particular way SCRIABIN interpreted these works (not always annotated in the partitions).

He received awards at several international competitions and played in many major European concert halls: London, Barcelona (Teatro del Liceo), Vienna, Krakow, Brussels, Geneva (Victoria Hall), Minsk and Belgrade. He has also given concerts in Greece and India. He participated five times in the music festival “La Schubertiade” of the Radio Suisse Romande, and several concerts were broadcast live.

In 2000 he made a tour of concerts in Switzerland with the Fribourg Symphony Orchestra, with a CD-live (Rimsky-Korsakov, Arensky, Tchaikovsky). In 2007 he has been invited by the Philarmonia of Bielorussia for the Festival (“Spring in Minsk”) with a standing ovation for his interpretation of Scriabin.

Since then he regularly worked with the clarinetist and conductor Pierre GACHOUD, also promoter of the OSF orchestra. This conductor is an expert of the Russian music and has undoubtedly advanced Christoph DELUZE in this repertoire. (He is in fact the musical director of most of his recordings.)

With Stephane CHARLES (pianist and organizer of cultural events) Christoph DELUZE has initiated several multicultural events in which he also participated  as musician. Around a theme (water, Russia, liberty) several performers express themselves through music, philosophy, painting, poetry, sculpture and even science in the spirit that different forms of artistic expression, literature and philosophy are complementary and universal (as SCRIABIN had expressed in the beginning of the 20 th century). Notable participants at these multicultural events have been the philosopher Alexandre JOLLIEN , the painters and sculptors Ronald DUPONT and Françoise LANDOWSKY.

Christoph Deluze has played on radio and TV programs in Europe, Australia, Japan and U.S: Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, DRS 2, France Musique, SWR 3 Köln, Radio Television Belge Musique 3, Klassik Heute, VRT, Concertzender Neederlands, VARA, WGBH Boston, Radio-TV of Bielorussia, Medici-TV and the BBC.

Christoph Deluze has recorded 5 studio Cds: 2 for PRAGA DIGITALS:


A piano recital with works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Katchaturian


A CD with piano music of Cesar Cui with some “first world recording” works (ADW 7494). In order to produce this disc, manuscripts and partitions have been researched in the principal conservatoires of Russia (mainly thanks to the help of the musicians friends and music lovers ) enabling Christoph DELUZE to play all of the works of this composer and to choose the most interesting musical pieces for recording.


All the Preludes of Kabalevsky (ADW 7513)


He recorded for PRAGA DIGITALS/Harmonia Mundi the 3 sonatas by Dmitri Kabalevsky ; this record was awarded by Audiophile as one of the best record of the year (PRG/DSD 250 279)


He made a second record for PRAGA (PRG/DSD 250 299) with piano works by Erik Satie in collaboration with the Orchestre National de France


Release in April of his last CD “Celestial Russia” with works by Borodine, Rachmaninov, Scriabine, Prokofiev and Pärt (for the swiss label: G).

1 new CD: Transcriptions and concerto of J.S BACH is in preparation and is scheduled for release in May 2019.


The CDs were the subject of numerous radio programmes and musical reviews in the Swiss and International press. All praised the excellent initiative as well as the brilliant interpretation of Christoph Deluze.

Most of the recordings have been made in the music room of la Chaux-de-Fonds (well known for the acoustic quality, attracting musicians from around the world ) with the sound engineer Jean-Claude GABEREL, known as one of the most renowned sound technicians especially for piano recordings.