Personal – About Reinhard Winkler, Vice-President of the Foundation Art & Music, Klosters
“Every concert is a festival in itself,” says Reinhard Winkler about Klosters Music. The former broker is a founding member of the Foundation Art & Music, Klosters, which organises the international summer festival. Together with his English wife Carol, the German, originally from the Black Forest, settled in Klosters in 2002. Last year, the two obtained Swiss citizenship and became Klosters residents. The culture-loving and also culture-promoting couple spent most of their professional life in England. Because they love skiing and music – they regularly visit the Salzburg Festival and the Zurich Opera – Klosters is the ideal place for them to live.
On the Board of the Foundation, Reinhard Winkler (born in 1945) deals mainly with questions about the concert programme. Together with artistic director David Whelton and general manager Franziska von Arb, he exchanges ideas about artists and ensembles. And he helps to put Whelton’s ideas into action by supporting the festival together with his wife as patrons. This year, the Winklers are making it possible for the world-famous Hagen Quartett to perform with pianist Kirill Gerstein on 3 August 2022. For Reinhard Winkler, musical passion and social commitment belong together.