Day-by-day programme – Friday 26 December 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015


The 9th edition – Friday 26 December 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015 – Ten evenings of receptions, introductions, concerts and elegant dinners in the presence of exceptional, international artists. Concert tickets from Gstaad Tourist Office and online.

FRIDAY 26 December 2014

Grand Hotel Park Gstaad Concert Series: “VOCE!”

17h45 – Jodlerklub Lauenen – wonderful opening ! Thank you –

18h00 – Salon Montgomery – Cocktails
18h30 – Celebrating Richard Strauss – Swiss Premier of “Enoch Arden”


Francesco Nicolosi, piano, Laetitia Noyon, narration (in English)
20h00 – Russian Opera Arias – Olga Semenova, mezzosoprano, Caroline Haffner, piano.

Tickets: Sfr 40.- for all concerts & cocktails

21h00 – “Romanticism in the Courts of Europe” – Gonzague Saint Bris Festival Partners ‘Club of Leaders’ Dinner


SATURDAY 27 December 2014

Grand Hotel Park Gstaad Concert Series: “VOCE!”
17h30 – Cocktails and introduction to the life of Richard Strauss (in French) with Gonzague Saint Bris.


18h00 – The Music of Richard Strauss – Anna Kasyan, soprano, Michele Lariviere, récitante

Caroline Haffner, piano.

Tickets: Sfr 30.-

Temple de Château d’Oex

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19h30 –  Trio Tromano – Music by Strauss, Traditional.


SUNDAY 28 December 2014

StNiklaus Kapelle, Gstaad Promenade “Spanish favourites”- “Cellissimo”


18h00 – Oscar Alabau, cello, Pau Figueres, guitar,



Cristina Otero Ruiz-Herrera

Cristina Otero Ruiz-Herrera, castagnettes.

19h30 – Salon Montgomery, Grand Hotel Park Gstaad – Cocktails and Book signing ‘Danse’ by Eugenia Grandchamp des Raux.

Tickets: Sfr 30.-


MONDAY 29 December 2014

17h00 — Salon Montgomery – Grand Hotel Park Gstaad

Swiss Premier 

Documentary Film in Russian. “L’amitié des Titans”: Rostropovitch – Shostakovitch.

Grand Hotel Park Gstaad Concert Series:



French TV sports and classic music presenter Nelson Monfort, introduces – in French and English – some gems about the short life of one of his favourite composers – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) German pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

Trio “Cellissimo”
18h00 – Trio –


Nikita Borisov-Glebskiy, violin,


François Salque, cello,

Natalia s

Natalia Morozova, piano.

Music by Ravel, Mendelssohn and Schumann.

– followed by Cocktail reception with the artists.

Tickets: Sfr 30.-


TUESDAY 30 December 2014

Grand Hotel Park Gstaad Concert Series: “Cellissimo” & “Pianoforte”

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18h00 – Cello and Piano – Peter Schmidt, cello • Katia Michel piano

Music by Beethoven and Brahms.

Cocktail offert par le festival

19h15 – Four hands Piano – Natalia Morozova, Vitaly Yunitsky, piano
Music by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rachmaninoff.

Tickets for both concerts: Sfr30.-


WEDNESDAY 31 December 2014

St Josefkirche, Gstaad Promenade
Free concert on New Year’s Eve – “VOCE!”
19h30 – Bach Concerto and Cantata in association with the Glenn Gould Foundation


Beatrice Villiger, soprano,

François Altermath, orgue,

Joachim Forlani, clarinette.


THURSDAY 1 January 2015

Eglise de Rougemont – New Year’s Day concert: “VOCE!”

Coro Schola San Rocco

18h00 – Coro Schola San Rocco,


Myrto Bocolini, soprano

Silvio Celeghin, piano.

Music by Mendelssohn, della Vecchia & Poulenc.

Tickets Sfr25.- and Sfr 40.-


FRIDAY 2 January 2015

Saanen Landhaus – “Commedia dell arte” –


“VOCE!” 18h00 – Cocktails –

Opera buffa – Pergolesi “La serva padrona”


Marina Bartoli, soprano, Matteo Ferrara, baryton, Ana Marcato, mime Jean-Christophe Leclere, clavecin.

Tickets: Sfr 30.-


SATURDAY 3 January 2015

Lauenenkirche – “Pianoforte”

18h00 – François Dumont, piano,

Music by Bach, Debussy & Chopin


19h15 – Anna Ulaieva, piano,

Music by Chopin, Schubert-Liszt, Tchaikovsky-Pletney.

Tickets both recitals: Sfr 30.-

20h15 – Hotel Wildhorn, Lauenen –
Romantic Dinner & Poetry, Isabelle von Siebenthal & Hans Schenker.


SUNDAY 4 January 2015 –

Eglise de Rougemont – Mid day concert – “Pianoforte”
in association with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the presence of HE the Ambassador –

Zofia Grzelak

12h00 – Zofia Grzelak, piano.

Music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff.

Tickets Sfr25.- and Sfr 40.-

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Click here for the festival schedule pdf: NEWYEAR-SUMMARY

More information and full 52 page print programme :

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Friends of the Festival – please click on this link for the Amis Letter 2014, from Princess Caroline Murat, Jean Sebastien and Claudia Robine, Gstaad

The New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, Association Altezze e Musica
Spittelweg 12
3782 Lauenen

Artistic Director Princess Caroline Murat (Caroline Haffner).


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