Gstaad Baroque Academy 2021

We are delighted to be holding the Gstaad Baroque Academy this year from 26 August to 4 September in the beautiful village of Schönried in the Bernese Alps. The Academy cultivates early music at the highest level and is aimed at professional musicians, students – this year with two main classes recorder (Prof. Maurice Steger) and baroque violin (Prof. Rachel Podger) – baroque ensembles and in the Junior’s section students from 11 to 18 years are taught.

This year, not all classes are open to the public, but we would like to invite you to attend the workshop concerts in the Hotel Ermitage and in the salon of the Rosey Camp, to watch the livestream or to listen to the baroque concert on 4.9. in the Romanesque church in Rougemont.

Applications for active participation have arrived from all over the world and we are happy to present this year’s qualifying musicians:

Participants of the Master Class | Juniors of the Gstaad Baroque Academy 2021

This section brings together prize-winners from the youth music competitions in Germany, Austria, England and Switzerland. The Swiss Youth Music Competition Foundation is the host and we would like to thank the Ruth Burkhalter Foundation for its support.

Marko Blanusa
Leonora Bisig
Juana Fernandez
Aurélia Grollmuss
Britta KĂ€hny
Johanna Rist
Johanna Röttinger
Jakob Schildhauer
Lisa Steger
Alexandra Sophia Mironova
Isabella Zeitz

Participants of the Gstaad Baroque Academy 2021

This section is aimed at highly professional young musicians in the field of early music, and is organised and run by the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy (

Laura Alexander, United Kingdom *
Theodora Alexiadou, Greece *
Camilo Arias Cuellar, Colombia *
Tamar Ben Zaken, Israel *
MaĂŻlis Bonnefous, France *
Helen Gwyneth Buck, Germany *
Christian Dibbern, Germany *
Patricia Do, Switzerland *
Alexander Ebert, Germany °
Jan Fuss, Germany °
Saya Ikenoya, Spain *
Jonas Krebs, Switzerland *
Yasaman Mashhouri, Iran °
Sophia MĂŒcke, Switzerland / Germany *
Nura Natour, Germany / Israel °
Olivia Petryszak, United Kingdom ^^^
Thomas Pickering, United Kingdom ^^^
Matthew Brown, United Kingdom ^^^
Leah Rabinovich, Mexico / Netherlands °
Svetlana Ramazanova, Russia *
Grace Shih, United States / Taiwan °
Katarzyna Szewczyk-PƂawecka, Poland *
Hong Yu Wong, Malaysia *
Julia Ziegler, Germany °

Baroque Violin | Class Prof. Rachel Podger *
Recorder | Class Prof. Maurice Steger °
Baroque Ensemble | Class Prof. Maurice Steger ^^^

Congratulations, much joy and success at the GBA 2021!

A wonderful team of friends of Maurice Steger leads the academy musically, culinarily and looks after the participants and our audience.

Prof. Maurice Steger, direction, recorder, chamber music
Prof. Rachel Podger, baroque violin
David BergmĂŒller, chamber music with lute
Diego Ares, chamber music with harpsichord
Christoph Dangel, chamber music with cello
Tabea Debus, recorder, Junior’s Programme
Dieter Weitz, harpsichord, Junior’s Programme
Max Volbers, harpsichord, recorder, assistance Maurice Steger
Sabine Stoffer, baroque violin, assistance Rachel Podger
Laura Schmid, recorder, assistance Maurice Steger
Andreas Westermann, harpsichord
Daniele Caminiti, chamber music with theorbo, Junior’s Programme
CĂ©line Pasche, chamber music with baroque harp
Lukas Wittermann & Team, projectmanagement GBA
Valérie Probst & Team, projectmanagement SJMW
Elisabeth PfÀfflin & Team, Hosts at Chalet Sandra

Follow the young talents, visit us or tune in to a livestream. We are looking forward to the Gstaad Baroque Academy 2021!

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