Welcome to the
Klosters Music Festival

We have invited some of the most inspirational musicians of our times to join us for what promises to be a veritable feast of music making in the glorious Alpine setting of Klosters.

The Festival opens with one of the worlds finest orchestras, the Basel Chamber Orchestra giving a “Barock Gala” with the charismatic recorder player Maurice Steger performing masterpieces by Vivaldi and Bach.

The world renowned Quarteto Casals will join us for an all Beethoven programme. “The Beethoven Experience” in the perfect acoustics of St Jakob‘s church prior to embarking on their world tour of the complete Beethoven String Quartets.

Håkan Hardenberger is our celebrity Resident Artist with his superb Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Håkan Hardenberger, universally regarded as the finest trumpeter in the world today, crosses all musical bound­aries, combining the genres of classical music, jazz, new music and improvisation. He has created two unmissable pro­grammes which showcase his artistry in repertoire from the Baroque to the present day.

The Lund Student Singers, who also hail from southern Sweden, will need no introduction to the Klosters public having brought their inimitable style of acapella music making to Klosters each Christmas for the last six years. We welcome them to the St Jakob‘s church for a matinee concert where they will give a programme entitled “A Nordic Serenade” together with other performances during the festival.

We are also delighted to welcome the sensational Swiss accordionist Viviane Chassot who will be joined by her friends to present an eclectic programme ranging from Haydn and Dvorak to Piazolla, with a few surprises inbetween. Viviane Chassot‘s per­formances in the major concert halls of London, Berlin, New York and Vienna have drawn admiration and enthusiasm from leading music personalities in­cluding Sir Simon Rattle, Heinz Holliger and Alfred Brendel. Don‘t miss her matinee concert in St Jakob‘s church!

Each day, in the Festival Tent opposite the Railway Station, the Festival will showcase some of the finest musicians from the canton of Grisons, including Brass Bands, Swiss folk and Jazz. A bar will be available, creating an informal and relaxed atmosphere perfect for outdoor music making in Klosters.

The Festival will also present late night concerts in the Hotel Vereina and at Silvretta Parkhotel, a film series in the Kulturschuppen and offer opportunities to meet the artists at preconcert talks.

We look forward to seeing you in Klosters in August and to taking you on a fascinating and exciting musical journey from Vivaldi and Bach through Haydn, Beethoven and Stravinsky to some of the finest music written today.

David Whelton
Artistic Director

Klosters Music Festival
2nd – 6th August 2017

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