The Gstaad Baroque Academy 2016

What many participants deem to be the “most beautiful week of the year” is soon approaching, and we hereby cordially invite you to be a part of it: from 28 August to 3 September, Maurice Steger will once again direct the Gstaad Baroque Academy, a prestigious masterclass for young musicians and soloists in the field of early music, for recorder players with a promising future, and for an interested public.

For anyone still unfamiliar with the Gstaad Baroque Academy, you can gain an impression of the masterclass with this short film made by participants and Pascal Schärli.

Kristian Bezuidenhout 2010 Photo: Marco Borggreve








Maurice Steger will not only serve as professor, but also invite several of his musical colleagues to Gstaad to mentor the young musicians. The two guest professors Giovanni Antonini (recorder-player and conductor) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (historical pianist and harpsichordist) will hold a public course on 3 September in Schönried.We hope you are as excited as we are about these two stars of the early music scene!

During the week of teaching, Daniele Caminiti will direct a course on Italian Baroque sonatas, while Jermaine Sprosse will teach about the German repertoire. The Dutch recorder player Erik Bosgraaf will teach all of the young people in lectures (some of which will be open to the public); Sabrina Frey will direct group lessons and teach in the form of discussions and coaching; the harpsichordists Dieter Weitz and Eriko Wakita will assist Maurice Steger with the many teaching units; and everyone is excited about the workshops, the individual lessons, and of course the farewell concert in the church of Rougemont at 5 pm on 3 September.

And the audience, the valued guests, are also allowed to listen in, give their opinion and provide feedback to the young musicians: each day between 11 am and 1.20 pm, and between 2.15 pm and 4.30 pm, from Sunday 28 August until Friday 2 September, Professor Steger will hold the public classes in the Salon Festival of the Hotels Ermitage in Schönried ob Gstaad.

We are also offering public workshops. We will publish the details at a later date. All events will take place at the Ermitage in Schönried. The registration deadline for the activities is 31 May – after this date the Gstaad group for 2016 will be put together. Please do not miss the deadline!

The farewell concert will take place in the church of Rougemont – we all look forward to this happy event: at 5.30 pm on 3.9.16 with all participants – you are most welcome to attend!

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See you soon in Schönried!

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