About Klosters Music

Programme 2024 (27 July to 4 August 2024): Begegnungen. People and Places

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.

At the 2024 edition, major romantic works such as Antonín Dvořák‘s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev) at the opening concert and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Pieces by Richard Wagner, Peter Tchaikovsky and Jean Sibelius complete the Romantic programme. The baroque programme “Con Passione!” (with Maurice Steger/recorder & conductor and Nuria Rial/soprano), a family concert and the closing concert “And the Oscar goes to…” with film music offer further musical facets.

The renowned American baritone Thomas Hampson performs well-known songs from the “Great American Songbook” with the Janoska Ensemble, which specialises in crossover. Pianist Jan Lisiecki and violinist Alina Ibragimova will make their debut in Klosters as young classical stars. As in previous years, Sir András Schiff will set new standards with his piano artistry, this time he will give two piano recitals one after the other with different programmes in the Church St. Jacob.

Foundation Art & Music, Klosters

The organiser of Klosters Music is the Foundation Art & Music, Klosters. The creation of the Foundation and the Patrons’ Association of the same name in Spring 2019 have created a professional and sustainable basis for developing a cultural offering of the highest standard and with great charisma. In future the Foundation will strengthen and broaden different styles and formats in the fields of art and music in Klosters, in Prättigau and beyond.

Various personalities from Klosters and those with a close relationship to Klosters collaborate as volunteers and with great commitment on the Foundation’s board. The purpose of the newly formed Foundation is as follows (extract from the Charter):

«The aim of the Foundation is to hold concerts, festivals, exhibitions, readings and other cultural events in Klosters or its environs. In this context, there can also be contributions to the training and encouragement of artists, musicians and authors, particularly of as yet unknown performers and creators, with no geographical restrictions. The Foundation can furthermore support all types of projects and programmes that further this purpose.

Any profit realised from the pursuit of the charitable purpose (proceeds of concerts and other events) is used exclusively for the pursuit of this purpose and the perpetuation of the Foundation. The Foundation exclusively pursues charitable purposes and is set up altruistically and not for any gainful activity. It fulfils its purpose charitably and is not profit-oriented.»

The Foundation Art & Music, Klosters, and the Patrons’ Association of the same name have been tax-exempt since 17 April 2019 by decision of the Canton of Grisons tax administration.

Vor dem Konzertsaal Arena Klosters, © Marcel Giger
Arabella Steinbacher, © Marcel Giger