Münchener Kammerorchester mit Pablo Heras-Casado und Francesco Piemontesi, © Marcel Giger

“We have arrived”

The fourth edition of Klosters Music (“Zeitreise. A Musical Journey) came to an end on Sunday evening with a piano recital by Sir András Schiff. The nine-day festival celebrates a new record number of visitors.

“Klosters Music 2022 was truly a summit meeting for musical delights. The greatest artists came together here to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the village with wonderful concerts,” says David Whelton, artistic director of the festival. With an audience of well over 3,000 at a total of nine concerts (three of which were completely sold out), the festival celebrated a new record number of visitors in its fourth edition.

After the final concert by Sir András Schiff which was a resounding success, Heinz Brand, President of the Foundation, draws an extremely positive conclusion: “Klosters Music has enthralled the entire region. After the last few years, which were defined by Corona-related restrictions, we were able to experience unadulterated musical enjoyment again this year.” For managing director Franziska von Arb, the fourth festival edition was also a huge success: “We have arrived and put down roots in Klosters. Our audience does not want to miss Klosters Music and is already eagerly awaiting the next edition in 2023, which will be entitled ‘Nature’.”

Fire and passion characterised the opening concert, in which the Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and the Münchener Kammerorchester made the event un unforgettable occasion with Rossini’s Overture to “William Tell” and Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “Italian Symphony”. The Philharmonix septet brought a different colour to the programme with its virtuoso, humorous crossover evening on National Day. The concert with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg conducted by Patrick Hahn with violinist Arabella Steinbacher interpreting Johannes Brahms’ violin concerto exemplified what Klosters Music stands for: artistic excellence in a personal atmosphere in an idyllic setting.