From 2 to 6 August 2017, the Klosters Music Festival, will launch a new, annual summer program. Be inspired by an inspiring program of music at the highest level.

The artistic director of the festival, David Whelton, former director of the Philharmonia Orchestra London, has managed to invite some of the most inspiring musicians of our time. The Basel Chamber Orchestra, together with recorderist Maurice Steger, opens the festival with a “Baroque Gala”. The worldfamous Cuarteto Casals will perform with the program “The Beethoven Experience”. The “Artist in Residence”, Håkan Hardenberger, who will travel with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, is one of the world’s leading trumpeters. He contests two extraordinary programs, which show his talent in assembling repertoires from Baroque to the present. The extraordinary Swiss accordionist Viviane Chassot, together with five strings, will set a special accent during her concert in the church of St. Jakob.

Openair and Late Night

From Thursday to Saturday at 16.00h, musicians from nearby and far-off concerts will be present in the festival tent opposite the station square. From brass music to the choir, from folk music to jazz, everything will be represented. Visitors can enjoy culinary delights on site. All this contributes to an informal and relaxed atmosphere within the framework of the open-air concerts. In  addition, late night concerts are held at the Hotel Vereina and the Silvretta Parkhotel, the culture shed shows films on the subject of music, and the festival also gives the opportunity to experience  the artists live during artist talks and concert performances.

Klosters Music Festival

A summer music festival with an international appeal will add even more to the name of Klosters in the music world from 2017 and will enhance summer tourism. The aim of the Klosters Music festival is to become one of the most important Klosters summer events with musical top performances from classical music to jazz.

Festival Board: Klosters Music Festival & Klosters Christmas Concerts 2018
Geoff Richards, Präsident & Founder Verein Klosters Music Festival
Claude Schauerte, Co Founder Verein Klosters Music Festival
Claudia Moser
Herbert Moser

David Whelton, Festival & Artistic Director