Gstaad Menuhin Festival

One of the biggest classical music festivals in Switzerland, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival has delighted audiences with unique music performances since 1957. Its leitmotif is ‘making music with friends’. The world-renowned festival was founded by Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violin virtuosos of the 20th century, who made it what it is today: a wonderful tradition. Developing the festival further, Director Christoph Müller subsequently combined tradition with innovation, stars with young talents and chamber music with symphony concerts, successfully taking the festival into the 21st century.

Enjoy first-rate spine-tingling concerts with top-class artists along with exclusive VIP privileges at our official festival hotel. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Boasting excellent acoustics, the Saanenland’s churches and the magnificent festival tent in Gstaad will host over 70 different musical events, including symphony concerts, choir performances and chamber music performed by top classical artists.

This year's festival motto is «Paris»

Paris, the world music capital, an inspiration for all artists. This year's Gstaad Menuhin Festival is dominated by composers from Bizet, Saint-Saëns and Franck to Fauré, Ravel and Debussy. Stars including pianists Betrand Chamayou, Yuja Wang and Khatia Buniatishvili, vocalists Ute Lemper and Cecilia Bartoli, violinists Vilde Frang and Hilary Hahnin, cellists Sol Gabetta and Gautier Capuçonden and the famous opera ‘Carmen’ performed by the Zürich Opera Orchestra conducted by Marco Armiliato will cast a spell over you.

Gstaad Baroque Academy

Live at ERMITAGE - GSTAAD BAROQUE ACADEMY from 31 August to 6 September 2019. Come and experience up close the world-renowned recorder player Maurice Steger and his young talents on their way to success. You have free admission to the master classes from around 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. in the morning and from around 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. in the afternoon. The result of the rehearsals will be performed at the final concert at the Rougemont church on 6 September at 5.30 p.m. Thus you can witness first-hand the exciting development these young musicians go through in a short period of time. A comprehensive music experience embracing everything from the joy of making music to new audience and performance experiences topped off with spectacular concert evenings.

Emotional moments in the official Festival Hotel

We are proud to be the official hotel partner of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy since 2012. This special event is the highlight of the cultural season in Saanenland. As an ERMITAGE guest, you will benefit from some exclusive advantages when you visit the Menuhin Festival.

Get VIP treatment at the official festival hotel:

  • «Best Places» guarantee
  • Get concert tickets before official advance booking starts

  • Admission to the ERMITAGE Lounge with champagne and canapés in the festival tent
  • Shuttle service to the concerts and back

  • Live encounters and exchange with the performing artists in the festival hotel
  • Experience the Gstaad Baroque Academy and the world-renowned recorder player Maurice Steger up close
  • Get news about the Menuhin Festival first hand

Our packages including VIP services:

«Music for your soul»

«Music and relaxation»

«Music during the week»

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