Review 8th – Preview 9th Gstaad New Year Music Festival

Thanks to everyone involved in the 8th edition of the festival

We look forward to welcoming Friends of the Festival to events in Gstaad and beyond during the year – and in the lead up to the 9th edition of the New Year Music Festival which will begin on Friday 26 December 2014 and continue until Saturday 3 January 2015.

Information by phone/text anytime : +44 75 319 575 84 

Festival Office: Chalet Bäremutz, 3782 Lauenen. 

8th edition programme page to print Gstaad-Festival

and to recap the programme from the last edition :

Friday 27 December 2013Opening day of the festival



The Monaco String Quartet Ensemble 2013 photo

Saturday 28 December 2013 – “Schubertiade” in Château d’Oex


19.30 – Eglise de Château d’Oex – Nelson Monfort – presentation on Schubert

Oscar Alabau, cello, Caroline Haffner, piano – Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata D.821.


Trio Talweg Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2. (played in Kubrick’s film “Barry Lyndon”)

Sunday 29 December 2013 – Lauenen


Monday 30 December 2013 – Gstaad

St Niklaus chapel, Gstaad Promenade


Tuesday 31 December 2013 – Gstaad


12h30 – Salon de Musique Michel Sogny, Rougemont

50ème commémoration de la disparition de Francis Poulenc –

par son élève Gabriel Tacchino et Gilbert San Pietro di Monte Rosso

19.30 – New year’s eve traditional Bach concert.

Closing concert of the Year of Lutoslawski Celebrations (1913-1994) , started by the festival in Rougemont Church in January:

Oscar 7cm photo

Oscar Alabau, cello.

Wednesday 1 January 2014 – Rougemont

Oxana Shevchenko, piano. Winner of the Scottish International Piano Competition 2010


Thursday 2 January 2014 – Rougemont and Gstaad

Two Pianos – Natalia Morozova and Vitaly Yunitskiy playing music from their new CD:





Marina Bartoli, soprano, Jean-Christophe Leclere, clavecin/harpsichord.

Friday 3 January 2014 – Lauenen


Heera Bae, soprano, Silvio Celghin, piano.

Trio Karmeliet
Jeong Heum Yeon, piano, Nicolas Alvarez, violon and Zéphyrin Rey-Bellet, violoncelle

Saturday 4 January 2014 – Festival finale at the Grand Hotel Park Gstaad

Concert with Manon Louis, harp and Loïc Schneider, flute

Manon website

schneider website


Pre-8th festival 2013 in Venice, Italy and by the sea in Monaco:

Wednesday 4 December 2013 – in association with the Monaco Yacht Club, SBM Monaco, Y.Co Yacht Services & The Friends of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo. Reception and concert with the Monaco String Ensemble. (SOLD OUT)

Friday 13 December 2013 – Friends of the Festival evening in Venice – with the Monaco String Quartet Ensemble.

Before opening the festival at the Gstaad Yacht Club on 27 December 2013 :


Official website of the festival:

Friends of the Festival – please click on this link friends letter jean sebastien President of the Friends of the Festival, Jean Sebastien Robine, Gstaad

Contact & more information :

The New Year Music Festival in Gstaad is an Interalp Music Festival,

Artistic Director Princess Caroline Murat (Caroline Haffner). 

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