About Klosters Music

Following the great success of KM 2020 with its celebration of Beethoven, we can look forward to another series of exceptional concerts in the summer of 2021. From 31 July to 8 August, Klosters Music will present 8 exclusive events in the magnificent setting of the Klosters Bergwelt celebrating the musical life of Bohemia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Star conductors Jakub Hrůša and Jérémie Rhorer lead KOB and DKB in 3 magnificent programmes of music by Mozart, Smetana, Dvořák and Brahms.  Klosters also welcomes another line-up of the world’s finest soloists including Sir András Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis and Julie Fuchs. The 3rd Klosters Music will close with “Cinema Paradiso”, a grandiose film classic on big screen with live film music; performed by the City Light Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thiago Tiberio. Another premiere is the concert “Second Home” at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz which is also the start of the collaboration between Klosters Music and the Swiss Triennial Festival of Sculpture. We look forward to seeing the wonderful cellist Sol Gabetta and the outstanding pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, who will perform Sonatas for Cello and Piano by Felix Mendelssohn’s (1809-1847) and Johannes Brahms’ (1833-1897).

All concerts of summer 2021, with the exception of the additional concert on 2 July 2021 (“Second Home”), which will take place in the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, and the concert of 4 August 2021 (“Between here and there – A time there was”), which will take place in the St. Jakob’s church, will be held in the concert hall of the Arena Klosters, which offers excellent acoustics.

Even in the summer of 2020, Klosters Music had a perfectly functioning, excellent protection concept. The protective measures for the concerts and events in 2021 will be adapted in line with the epidemiological situation in the summer and communicated in detail.

Art & Music, Klosters Foundation

The organiser of Klosters Music is the Art & Music, Klosters Foundation. 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 Art & Music, Klosters Foundation 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.

Factsheet Foundation Art & Music, Klosters

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Kit Armstrong_c_Marcel Giger
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