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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.

Motto 2020: «Vienna»

The 64th Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy will be getting its fill of music as it heads to Vienna from the 17th of July to the 6th of September: Known as the musical capital of the world with its operettas and waltzes, this tireless city inspires many other melodious associations worth discovering!

Gstaad Baroque Academy at the ERMITAGE

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. The result of the rehearsals will be performed at the final concert. 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

Offers at the official Festival Hotel