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Klosters Music 2020 Broadcast on SRF2 Kultur

On 5 November at 20.00 Radio SRF2 Kultur will broadcast the concert of 2nd August 2020 «Opera Gala» in the programme "Im Konzertsaal".
The concert of 7 August "Reason and Revolution" is also available for listening on the Radio SRF2 Kultur website.

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Klosters Music 2021: «your musical homeland»

Klosters Music 2021 takes you on a fascinating journey into the musical world of emerging romanticism in Germany, Austria and today's Czechia.
The detailed programme will be announced in December 2020. Allow «your musical homeland» of Klosters to surprise you for the third time!

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Patrons’ Association: Music has a special power

The music can transport us further and further. Even in difficult times. As we know: music has a special power. But as we all know too: music needs strength. It needs not only the strength and tireless commitment of the participants, but also the strength and support of those who love and care for music.
The numerous possibilities to join the Patrons' Association Art & Music, Klosters or to continue your involvement can be found on the website of the Patrons' Association.

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Christiane Karg, Sopran, und das Kammerorchester Basel unter der Leitung von Riccardo Minasi © Marcel Giger
Christiane Karg, Sopran, und das Kammerorchester Basel unter der Leitung von Riccardo Minasi © Marcel Giger

Klosters Music 2020: Thank you

David Whelton on Klosters Music 2020: "Beethoven and the 'Call of the Mountain' in the majestic Alpine world provided the perfect setting to bring musicians and audiences together again."
Read the full statement by David Whelton and the Foundation Art & Music, Klosters under "Further Information".

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Martin Helmchen, Klavier, und Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen unter der Leitung von Pablo Heras-Casado © Marcel Giger
Martin Helmchen, Klavier, und Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen unter der Leitung von Pablo Heras-Casado © Marcel Giger

Klosters Music 2020: Second Weekend

The finale of Klosters Music was dominated by Ludwig van Beethoven's great masterpieces: The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado played Symphonies No. 3 and No. 7 on Friday and Saturday, as well as the Violin Concerto with Veronika Eberle and the Piano Concerto No. 5 with Martin Helmchen. On Sunday, the Hungarian pianist Sir András Schiff closed Klosters Music 2020 with "The Crowning Glory": with Beethoven's last piano sonatas op. 109, 110 and 111. For further visual impressions please see "Further Information".

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Boris Giltburg, Klavier mit Graham Mitchell, Kontrabass und dem Quatuor Modigliani © Marcel Giger
Boris Giltburg, Klavier mit Graham Mitchell, Kontrabass und dem Quatuor Modigliani © Marcel Giger

Klosters Music: 3 to 6 August

Chamber music ("The Classical Style" and "The Early Romantics"), Die Welt vor Beethoven ("Sturm und Drang)" and the Klosters Music Organ Recital: These were the concert evenings from Monday, 3 August to Thursday, 6 August. Visual impressions of these four wonderful concerts can be found under "Further Information".

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Christiane Karg, Sopran, und das Kammerorchester Basel unter der Leitung von Riccardo Minasi © Marcel Giger
Christiane Karg, Sopran, und das Kammerorchester Basel unter der Leitung von Riccardo Minasi © Marcel Giger

Klosters Music 2020: First weekend

The packed 1st concert weekend of Klosters Music has passed, with lots of energy, emotion and electrifying music and performances. More impressions under "Further information" below.
You can already look forward to the other concerts of Klosters Music, especially to the second concert weekend with Veronika Eberle and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado (Friday, 7 August) and Sir András Schiff on Sunday, 9 August. The advance ticket sale is still open.

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Benjamin Appl, Bariton © Marcel Giger

Benjamin Appl about Klosters Music

"It takes great courage to hold such a festival in such times and therefore we at Klosters Music are extremely grateful that under strict hygiene and spacing regulations the decision was made to let music resound live again and to set a sign that we dare to do so again."

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“The Crowning Glory” with Sir András Schiff

Not long now until the final concert of Klosters Music 2020, with Sir András Schiff and Beethoven's last three piano sonatas op. 109, 110 and 111. It will be a very special finale for Klosters Music and you too can be there, because tickets are still available. Don't miss the rare opportunity to see the great Beethoven virtuoso perform Beethoven's last three piano sonatas.

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Interview with Cristiane Karg: «Mozart is a constant companion»

The German soprano Christiane Karg talks to "Klosters Music" about Mozart, Beethoven and moments that shaped her as an opera singer. On 2 August, she will perform the Mozart Opera Gala of Klosters Music 2020 with the Basel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Minasi in the concert hall of the Arena Klosters.

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Interview with Benjamin Appl: “I am particularly looking forward to be in Klosters”

The German baritone Benjamin Appl talks to "Klosters Music" about Beethoven, Klosters and memorable moments he has experienced as a lied singer. On 31 July he will open the summer concerts of Klosters Music 2020 in the concert hall of the Arena Klosters with Simon Lepper on piano and the Vienna Piano Trio.

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Interview with David Whelton: «Great music inspires»

The Klosterser Zeitung interviewed our artistic director David Whelton and asked him about his personal connection to Beethoven, the program of Klosters Music 2020 and the special nature of Klosters Music. You can find the whole interview, which is available unfortunately only in German, under the link below.

Interview David Whelton
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Beethoven and his world – Klosters Music 2020

Internationally renowned artists Sir Andras Schiff; Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado; Martin Helmchen; Veronika Eberle; Vienna Piano Trio (picture) and Benjamin Appl; Maurice Steger and Il pomo d’oro; the Basel Chamber Orchestra and Christiana Karg under the baton of Riccardo Minasi; Quatuor Modigliani; Gershwin Piano Quartet; and many more will be performing in Klosters this summer.

What for a long time had been a distant prospect has now become reality, to the delight of all music lovers: experience and enjoy musical moments and cultural magic moments together. Klosters attracts with its unique atmosphere and impressive mountain scenery – both are united in “Beethoven and his world”.

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Klosters Music 2020 with Christiane Karg and Benjamin Appl

As one of the most sought-after lyrical sopranos, Christiane Karg (picture) is known for her interpretations on the opera stage. At the Mozart Opera Gala on 2 August, Christiane Karg can be heard exclusively in Klosters, together with the Basel Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Minasi.
Benjamin Appl is "a voice that belongs to the old great masters of the Lied" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), he was Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's last student. Together with pianist Simon Lepper and the Vienna Piano Trio, Benjamin Appl will open Klosters Music 2020 with the concert "A Golden Age" on 31 July.

«Mozart Opera Gala» with Christiane Karg
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Online pre-sales are open again

Concert tickets for Klosters Music can now be booked online again. The number of seats is limited due to the protection concept, we recommend an early reservation. The rebooking of the purchased concert tickets to the concert hall of the Arena has been completed. The ticket holders were informed personally on 3 June and will receive the rebooked tickets towards the end of June.

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Beethoven’s violin concerto with Veronika Eberle

On Friday, August 7, Veronika Eberle (photo) and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, will meet in the concert hall of the Arena Klosters. The program includes Beethoven's Violin Concerto – the work with which the exceptional German violinist made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the age of 16 (!).

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«Mozart Opera Gala» with Christiane Karg

On Sunday, 2 August, there will be a premiere in the Prättigau. The Mozart Opera Gala will give you the opportunity to experience musical magic moments from Mozart's world of opera. Arias of longing such as Pamina's "Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden" from the Magic Flute will be combined with the overtures of the operas – ideal for immersing oneself in these masterpieces. The multiple award-winning soprano and well-known Mozart singer Christiane Karg (photo) and the Basel Chamber Orchestra are the performers.

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Our Soloists

At Klosters Music 2020 you can look forward to the following soloists:
Sir András Schiff, Christiane Karg, Veronika Eberle, Martin Helmchen (picture), Maurice Steger, Benjamin Righetti, Andrè Schuen and Pablo Barragán.

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Our Chamber Music formations

Whether in trio, quartet or ensemble – chamber music is represented at Klosters Music 2020 as follows:
Schumann Quartett (picture), Vienna Piano Trio, Gershwin Piano Quartet, Quatuor Van Kuijk, Pavel Haas Quartet and Il pomo d'oro.

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Become a member of the Patrons’ Association

The Patrons’ Association Art & Music, Klosters actively supports the high quality concert programme of "Klosters Music" and increases the attractiveness and charisma of Klosters together with the local partners. Become a member now and benefit from numerous advantages.

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Kit Armstrong in Concert

The celebrated exceptional artist, whom Alfred Brendel once described as "the greatest musical talent I have encountered in my entire life", performed two piano concertos by Haydn and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

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Maurice Steger in Concert

The recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger successfully presented his new program at Klosters Music: "Mr. Handel's Dinner" , together with La Cetra Barockorchester & Vokalensemble Basel. Once again he dazzled the audience with his exciting playing and dynamic stage presence.

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Successful premiere of Klosters Music

With the crowning final concert of the violinist Christian Tetzlaff and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the ten-day festival "Klosters Music" ended on Sunday. Among the highlights were performances by Sir András Schiff, Kit Armstrong and Maurice Steger.

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Lecture on Johann Sebastian Bach by Dr. Christine Blanken on 3rd of August 2019

Who was Johann Sebastian Bach? On the occasion of our Bach Discovery Days, Dr. Christine Blanken talks about the great composer and his European role models.

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Impressions of Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih

The British cellist Steven Isserlis and the Canadian pianist Connie Shih were enthusiastic about Klosters.

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Jazz on Madrisa Alp with Virtual Jazz Reality

Virtual Jazz Reality and Adelia Douw inspired with their jazz numbers on Madrisa.

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Impressions of Mr Handel’s Dinner with Maurice Steger

Impressions about the concert with Maurice Steger and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel

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Impressions of shape & sound

What are the connections between music and art? The sculptor Christian Bolt and the composer Wolfgang-Michael Bauer gave insights into their working methods.

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Impressions Modigliani Quartet and Adam Laloum

The first concert of this year's series was given by the Modigliani Quartet from Paris and the pianist Adam Laloum, who also lives in France.

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Klosters Music ceremonially opened

Klosters Music was ceremoniously opened on Friday evening. Click here for the pictures.

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Greeting Kurt Steck, Mayor, Klosters-Serneus

Kurt Steck, the mayor of Klosters-Serneus, welcomes our concert guests in our programme brochure.

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Detailed Programmes are available now

In a few days it will be time: Klosters welcomes world-class artists. The detailed programmes for the first and second weekends of Klosters Musik are now available online.

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Klosters Music, a first on Madrisa Mountain

Klosters Music diversifies: Debuts on the Madrisa-Alp, and also with varied jazz music performed by well known South African Trumpeter Ian Smith and his band, Virtual Jazz Reality, at the Öpfelsee Amphitheatre on the 28 July 2019.

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Premiere of Shape & Sound

In an illustrative lecture recital, Swiss sculptor and artist Christian Bolt as well as Austrian composer Wolfgang-Michael Bauer will showcase the affiliation between sculpture, painting and music.

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Welcome!

Our artistic director David Whelton invites you to a personal programme insight to experience additional information about the Klosters music concert 2019.

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Volunteers @ Klosters Music

Would you like to help us to offer unique concert experiences for the artists and our guests in Klosters? Support us in functions such as seating instructions, ticket control, box office and serving drinks.

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Heinz Brand, Vizepräsident Stiftung Kunst & Musik Klosters, Daniela Lütjens Präsidentin Förderverein Kunst & Musik Klosters, Franziska von Arb Geschäftsführerin Klosters Music und Rolf Theiler, Präsident Stiftung Kunst & Musik Klosters (v.li.).

Patrons’ Association Art & Music, Klosters

Without the generous support of donators and friends the unique concerts would not be possible. Find out more about our Patrons' Association Art & Music, Klosters and the possibilities of membership.

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