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Festival: Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Church of Saanen
Church of Saanen

January 26 - February 3, 2018

Since its creation in 2001, the Festival des Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad has become the winter event for classical music lovers. During nine days every year, young talents, orchestras, internationally renowned artists and music lovers from Switzerland and abroad come together to this snow-covered setting to enjoy the most beautiful works of the classical music repertoire.

The Festival is organized around three cycles of concerts taking place in three exceptional venues. In the afternoon, the Gstaad Chapel gives pride of place to young talents with a series of concerts honouring a particular instrument. In the evening, the churches of Rougemont and Saanen delight the public with world-renowned soloists and orchestras. After the Saanen concerts, dinner parties with the artists and open to the public are held at the Gstaad Palace.

Since 2002, the festival has awarded the Thierry Scherz Prize to one of the young promising talents and offered him the opportunity to record his first CD with the label Claves Records.

Awarded for the first time in 2013, the André Hoffmann Prize rewards the best interpretation of a composer in residence's work.

For full information, visit the Festival des Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad website.

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Mozart, Haydn
Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin; Rainer Honeck; Daniel Müller-Schott

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Julian Hagen; Annika Treutler

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Camerata Salzburg; Gregory Ahss; Daniel Lozakovich

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Beethoven, Schumann, Poulenc, Attahir
Aurélien Pascal; Ben Kim

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Mozart, Brahms
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