2018 GUIDE TO SUMMER PROGRAMS

Gstaad Academy
Gstaad Academy
Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy AG
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Exceptional master classes with outstanding professors in the beautiful setting of the Swiss Alps!
Gstaad Academy offers a wide range of master classes addressed to young professionals, as well as courses which are aimed at amateur players of all ages.
You can choose from a selection of customised master classes with opportunities of high-profile performance, while enjoying the platform of a leading international music festival - the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
GSTAAD CONDUCTING ACADEMY
The Conducting Academy offers young and promising conductors a unique opportunity of working for three weeks with a professional orchestra - the Gstaad Festival Orchestra - under the tutelage of world-famous expert conductors such as Maestro Jaap van Zweden.
GSTAAD STRING ACADEMY (violin, viola, cello & chamber music)
At the String Academy, excellent teachers like Rainer Schmidt, Ettore Causa or Ivan Monighetti share their knowledge and longstanding experience in one-to-one lessons. Of particular value for the students is furthermore the opportunity to perform alongside their professors in a final chamber music concert.
GSTAAD VOCAL ACADEMY
At the Vocal Academy, Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli, opera singer and eminent pedagogue - as well as Cecilia Bartoli's mother and sole vocal coach - teaches a thoroughgoing technique based on traditional Italian schools.
GSTAAD BAROQUE ACADEMY
Maurice Steger, professor for early music and flauto dolce (recorder), offers support which is truly comprehensive, whether with suggestions with regard to technique, sharing his profound knowledge of music and music history, as well as promoting the social structure of groups. Guided by a team of professors headed by Maurice Steger, the Baroque Academy is for many young musicians the peak of their year.
PLAY@ GSTAAD MENUHIN FESTIVAL
The Menuhin Festival, with its amateur and its youth orchestra week, offers amateur players of all ages the experience of playing in a large symphonic orchestra.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS PROGRAM
The experiences at Gstaad Academy are unique in being coloured by the magical environment of Switzerland's Saanenland countryside, one of the most beautiful Alpine foothill regions to be found anywhere in the world - a great inspiration, already highly valued by the festival's founder, Lord Yehudi Menuhin.
LOCATION
Gstaad, Switzerland
MUSICAL FOCUS
Genres: Classical • Contemporary Classical • Opera
AGE & LEVEL
Students, professionals and amateurs of all ages
DATES
July 13-September 1, 2018
Date details: Conducting Academy: 28 July - 17 August 2018; String Academy: 29 July - 8 August 2018; Vocal Academy: 25 - 31 August 2018; Baroque Academy: 26 August - 1 September 2018; Amateur orchestra week: 30 July - 5 August 2018; Youth orchestra week: 6 - 12 August 2018
COST For the cost details, please refer to www.gstaadacademy.ch.
STUDENTS 80
TEACHERS 15
Featured Teachers
Jaap van Zweden & Johannes Schlaefli (Conducting Academy); Rainer Schmidt, Ettore Causa & Ivan Monighetti (String Academy); Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli (Vocal Academy); Maurice Steger & team (Baroque Academy)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Christoph Müller
Belairstrasse 2 PF 65
SWITZERLAND
+41 (0)33 748 83 37
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