Zermatt Festival: Beginning with a Bang


No less than the world-famous conductor Sir Neville Marriner will open the Festival with a concert with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie under his baton on Friday, 5 September 2014. An unparalleled treat.

Sir Neville Marriner (90).
Sir Neville Marriner (90). - © www.icartists.co.uk

Just the sound of the name – Sir Neville Marriner (now 90 years old) – is music to the ears of classical fans. The violinist and conductor is the founder of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and has a comprehensive catalogue of recordings to his name. He will direct the opening concert with works by Prokofiev, Martinu, Schnittke and Haydn.

The Zermatt Festival has taken place since 2005. The initiators are members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra who form the core of the Scharoun Ensemble. They play at different locations in Zermatt. Furthermore, talented music students from around the world have the possibility to learn under the tutelage of these experienced musicians in courses and concerts. They will perform what they have learned in front of an audience during the Academy Concerts. Those who are interested may also sit in on individual Academy lessons (information will follow).

Concerts in an Unconventional Setting

On Monday, 15 September, a special music presentation will take place in the Cinema Vernissage in Zermatt. The German silent film “Im Kampf mit dem Berge – in Sturm und Eis” an “Alpensymphonie in Bildern” written and directed by Arnold Fanck with music by Paul Hindemith will be performed. Friends of the Zermatt Festival can always also look forward to different concerts in the Riffelalp Chapel.


Zermatt Festival 5 to 21 September 2014 in Zermatt
Locations Pfarrkirche St. Mauritius, English Church, Riffelalp Chapel,
Cinema Backstage. As well as other facilities in Zermatt.
Advanced sales zermattfestival.com; Zermatt Tourism, Credit Suisse,
Zermatt, and by phone: +41 (0)27 967 30 88 (during office hours)


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