Wellington born Ludwig Treviranus is of Samoan/German heritage. From 2015-2017 he was piano lecturer for the Young Musician’s Programme at New Zealand School of Music.
He holds a Doctorate of Music from Florida State University where he studied under Dr Read Gainsford. In the USA, he was a finalist for the Beethoven International Piano Sonata Competition in Memphis, Tennessee (2009) as well as the Florida State Music School Chopin Competition (2010). Before his studies in Florida, Ludwig held a scholarship as a Maori/Pacific Island scholar to complete his Masters degree at the University of Auckland under Dr Rae de Lisle.
In 2013, he developed an interactive workshop entitled ‘At Ease with Music’ making classical music accessible through live performance, imagery, and audience participation. This was presented to schools around the Wellington region and performed at Expressions, Genesis Theatre, in Upper Hutt. That same year he recorded a double CD for the book titled Living Echoes – The First 150 years of Piano Music from New Zealand, edited for the Sunrise Music Trust by Gillian Bibby. In 2015, Ludwig took a major performance role in the presentation of Prodigies and Prostitutes: The Unexpected World of Piano Composition in Early New Zealand, which was given in universities and conferences around New Zealand.
In addition to performance and teaching, Ludwig is an active adjudicator for regional music competitions around the country.