Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy 2022
2022: “VIENNA – BEETHOVEN DELAYED”
The 66th Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy 2022 will take place from 15 July to 3 September.. And after London, next year’s repertoire takes us right to Vienna … the capital of the waltz, and so much more! Beethoven was born in Zutphen, Holland, in 1772. We celebrate his 250th birthday in 2022. Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy is the only event worldwide celebrating the correct year of his birth. Excuse me? Fake news? Se non è vero, è ben trovato. If it is not true, it is very well invented. After all, our 2020 edition on “Vienna” with a focus on Beethoven has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, it is a comforting hand for us to be offered here for a content-related legitimisation of a belated Beethoven anniversary.
The program of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy 2022 will be online by 13th of December 2021.
Ticket sales start on 20th December 2021 for the concerts at the Gstaad Festival Tent.
All other concerts will be available from 1st February 2022.
Lord Menuhin, the founder of the Gstaad classical music festival bearing his name, is still remembered as a world famous violin child prodigy, conductor and humanist. His remarkable humanity, his multi-faceted artistic gifts and his perpetual curiosity were the hallmarks of his creative endeavours. It was in 1957 that this honorary resident of Saanen founded the legendary festival in the Saanenland. The promotion of young talent was just as important to him as playing music amongst friends.
The transmission of knowledge and experience from one generation to the next has been a mission that has occupied the entire life of the immense musician and humanist Yehudi Menuhin, who founded our Festival in 1957. It is with the idea of perpetuating its commitment to the next generation that the Gstaad Academy was created in 2008: a structure in its own right to support an increasingly rich academic offer. The Gstaad Academy offers a complete range of master courses addressed to young professionals, as well as all the courses which are aimed at amateur orchestra musicians of all ages.