Welcome to the Gstaad Festival Orchestra
19th August 2016
Gala-Concert at the Festival-Tent: Italy I – The Järvis in Italy
Renaud Capuçon, Ivan Monighetti, Gstaad Festival Orchestra and Kristjan & Neeme Järvi
Kristjan & Neeme Järvi, Conductor
These musicians are also very much part of the family: the brave “ambassadors” of the Gstaad Festival Orchestra founded in 2010, buoyed by the talents of the Järvis, father and son. Before parting for their next concert tour, they have prepared a delightful programme filled with Italian delicacies: from Vivaldi’s Baroque Venice to romantic portraits painted by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, not to forget the adventures of “Harold in Italy” by Berlioz featuring Renaud Capuçon on the… viola!
25 July until 19 August 2016
Gstaad Conducting Academy 2016
With Prof. Neeme Järvi, Artistic Advisor
Georgios Balatsinos and Neeme Järvi (Conducting Academy 2014; Foto: Raphael Faux)
Gstaad offers rising conductors an opportunity unparalleled in the whole of Europe of working with a professional orchestra - the Gstaad Festival Orchestra - and giving concerts under the supervision of experienced conductors. With Neeme Järvi, his team and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra, the Menuhin Festival and its Gstaad Academy are on course to become the leading summer academy for young conductors in Europe. The course is open to public audition. Each week ends with a concluding concert, conducted by Conducting Academy students.