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Festival: Klosters Music


July 31 August 9, 2020

(Official ticket presale starts on 1st March 2020)

Where is it?

Klosters-Serneus, Switzerland

How to get there

By car or train, please visit our website (also in English) for some further details (link)

Local accommodation

There are plenty of different accommodation in Klosters (four stars hotels, BnB, Airbnb). Please visit the website of Tourism Klosters Davos for more informations. Make sure to choose Town “Klosters” on the right side (for showing only accommodations in Klosters).

What can tourists visit nearby?

Activities include 700km of hiking trails, golf courses (grandiose panoramic view of the majestic mountain peaks), mountainbiking, in the midst of the mountains, stand up paddling on Lake Davos and many other experiences for families and for the more adventurous (Davos Klosters is a dream spot for paraglider and hand glider).

About your festival

Klosters Music will take place next summer from 31 July to 9 August 2020 at three venues in Klosters: St. Jacob’s Church, Arena Klosters and Atelier Bolt. With artists such as Sir András Schiff, Elsa Dreisig, Maurice Steger, Martin Helmchen, Pablo Heras-Casado and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the classical summer concerts 2020 will be dedicated to Beethoven’s 250th birthday. At the same time, however, they also include works by many other composers from the “world of Beethoven”.

What type of programmes do you have?

We have a Classical programme with contains Orchestra concerts, chamber music concerts and solo recitals) and right at the station, in the middle of Klosters, we have a festival tent with free admission, where a more traditional programme is to be expected.

What are the venues like?

St. Jacob’s Church

The church of St. Jacob in Klosters is the main concert room for Klosters Music. The building is fabulous for its acoustic and warmth atmosphere. In the church of St. Jacob itself there is always something unknown to discover or old familiar things to see with new eyes. There’s the history of the church's origins, the exciting interior of the church tower and the wonderful stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti. And last but not least St. Jacob’s Church has a wonderful new organ, built by Orgelbau Goll in Luzern and inaugurated in October 2018. It’ll be played by Benajmin Righetti with i. a. Bachs Toccata and Fugue in d minor on 6th of August 2020.

Arena Klosters

In the centre of Klosters, the Arena is a modern, multifunctional sports and event centre. The centre is formed by the two new halls Arena 1 and Arena 2, which together with the foyer offer space for events of all kinds from 100 to 3500 people. Whether concerts, general meetings, sports events, conferences, exhibitions, galas, shows, theatre or musicals, our halls are ultra-modern and well equipped. The Arena Klosters will be the event hall for big concerts such as the Opera Gala on 2nd of August 2020 (with Elsa Dreisig and the Kammerorchester Basel) and the symphonic concerts on 7th of August (Veronika Eberle, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Pablo Heras-Casado) and 8th of August (Martin Helmchen, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Pablo Heras-Casado).

Atelier Bolt

The work of the sculptor and painter attracts the attention of international collectors. For example, musician Sir Elton John has acquired 2 marble sculptures for his private collection. In 2014, Christian Bolt became the 1st Swiss sculptor to be awarded the title of professor at Europe’s traditional and oldest art academy Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence.

His atelier in Klosters is, besides a working place, a popular hall for events in a very artistic environment, embedded in a beautiful landscape.

Dress code

There’s no dress code given, but as Klosters Music is a high-profile social event, it requires an appropriate fashion.

Food & Drink

Since the concerts are exclusively in the evening, there’ll be served champagne and other drinks and an Apéro riche on 1st of August at Atelier Bolt. Culinary delights will be provided in the festival tent on the Bahnhofplatz (from 7th to 9th August). Last but not least we recommend in general the high quality cuisine of Klosters in various restaurants, mountain restaurants with tradition and also coffee shops in the village itself.

Why should someone come to the festival?

Klosters Music guarantees extraordinary series of concerts with international and renowned stars in an exclusive setting in the fascinating mountain world of Klosters. A further special feature of “Klosters Music” is that the concerts with some of the most famous musicians of our time will take place in intimate concert situations in St. Jacob’s Church and Arena Klosters. Just to name a few: Sir András Schiff, Elsa Dreisig, Martin Helmchen, Pablo Heras-Casado with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Maurice Steger and many more.

For full information, visit the Klosters Music website.