Thomas Hampson, © Jiyang Chen

Klosters Music 2024: Begegnungen. People and Places

Following its successful anniversary edition in 2023, Klosters Music is eagerly anticipating its sixth festival from 27 July to 4 August 2024 with ten very different first-class concerts. Six artists – Thomas Hampson, Jan Lisiecki, Maxim Emelyanychev, Alina Ibragimova, Ben Goldscheider and Christoph Koncz – are celebrating their Klosters debut. 

The motto “Begegnungen. People and Places” also characterises the essence of the festival, because Klosters Music creates encounters – between nature and culture, between exceptional artists and audiences of music enthusiasts.

Romantic focus

At the 2024 edition, major romantic works such as Antonín Dvořák‘s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” at the opening concert on 27 July and Edvard Grieg‘s Piano Concerto (28 July), performed by Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, will take centre stage. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with conductor Maxim Emelyanychev has been invited to perform on the opening weekend. Russian-British violinist Alina Ibragimova will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major at the opening concert. And the festival will showcase another distinguished piece from the Romantic period, Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C major, which will be performed by the Munich Chamber Orchestra under Christoph Koncz (3 August).

Spellbinding singing and great keyboard artistry 

On Swiss National Day the celebrated American baritone Thomas Hampson will interpret famous songs and jazz ballads from the “Great American Songbook“, accompanied by the Janoska Ensemble. Spanish soprano Nuria Rial will join recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger and the La Cetra Barockorchester Basel to perform Spanish and Italian music from the 17th and 18th centuries (“Con Passione!” on 29 July) and Sir András Schiff will give two piano recitals one after the other with different programmes in the Church St. Jacob (2 August).

Tino Flautino, Giovanni Segantini and an Oscar night 

The family concert will feature Maurice Steger (recorder and conductor), Nikolaus Schmid (narrator) and an instrumental ensemble of La Cetra Basel, who will take young and old alike on Tino Flautino and tomcat Leo’s musical journey across Europe – from Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig to Georg Friedrich Händel in London (30 July). In the Atelier Bolt, Gioconda Leykauf-Segantini will showcase the work of her famous grandfather, the painter Giovanni Segantini (31 July). There will also be an exhibition of works by the host Christian Bolt, with selected songs by Gustav Mahler (James Atkinson/baritone, Hamish Brown/piano) providing the perfect musical backdrop. To close the concert week on 4 August the City Light Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Griffiths will present music from Oscar-winning films, excerpts of which will also be shown – from James Bond to Indiana Jones, from Star Wars to Harry Potter.

Tickets can now be ordered in advance in writing using the order form or the flyer.
From 1 March 2024, tickets with seat reservation
 can be purchased directly online and at the tourist information offices in Klosters and Davos.