Gstaad New Year Music Festival – News


The 13th edition of the festival welcomes returning artists Nathalie Stutzmann and Edwin Crossley Mercer and newcomers including the exceptional pianist Alexandros Kapelis who will play the integral Bach concerti for keyboard and strings.

Tickets for all concerts are available at the entrance to the concerts, by email from the festival office: or from the tourist offices in the region. Call us anytime in Gstaad on 077 474 1527 or in London +44 (0)75 319 575 84


Wednesday 2 January 2019 – 6:30 pm 

Eglise de Rougemont: Italian and French arias

Nino Machaidze, soprano

Natalia Morozova, piano

Thursday 3 January, 2019 – 6:30 pm – Tribute to Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Park Gstaad, Wispilenstrasse 29, 3780 Gstaad

Sasha Rozhdestvensky, violin

Viktoria Postnikova, piano

Schubert, Duo in A major • Richard Strauss, Violin Sonata in E flat major

Friday 4 January 2019 – 6:30 pm – The Beauties of Bach Part II – Nathalie Stutzmann


Eglise de Rougemont

Bach in Contralto and Bass Voice!

Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor, contralto

Leon Kosavic, bass

Orfeo 55 Chamber orchestra

Including: Ich habe genug BWV 82 • Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 & more

Nathalie Stutzmann singing Ich habe genug BWV 82

Saturday 5 January 2019

12 – mid day – Hotel Wildhorn, Lauenen – Conference & Brunch with Helena Matheopoulos “Prayers from Opera” in English.

3 pm – Kids’ concert at the Kennedy School in Saanen

6:00 pm  – The Beauties of Bach Part III


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Alexandros Kapelis, piano

Berliner Barok Solisten

J.S. Bach – Integral of the concerti for keyboard and strings


Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 7:00 pm – Gstaad Yacht Club

Conference & Dinner

Helena Matheopoulos: “Queens, Kings and Emperors – plus the odd naughty Princess! – in Opera”

Plus Masterclasses – Sadly, Inva Mula is unwell but will be replaced for the masterclasses by Jean-Philippe Courtis. We thank Maestro Courtis – and look forward to welcoming Inva Mula back to the festival next year. 

Saanen and Chateau d’Oex – Voice with Jean-Philippe Courtis



and Piano with Ilan Rogoff –


Masterclass participants’ final concert Saanen Landhaus Theatre:

Landhaus Saanen

Sunday 6 January 2019: Mid day for voice students, 6pm for piano students.

The “New Year Music Festival in Gstaad”

13th edition –  Thursday 27.12.2018 – Sunday 6.1.2019

A not-for-profit Altezze e Musica festival:

Artistic Director Princess Caroline Murat

E:  • tel: 077 474 1527 in Gstaad or +44 (0)75 319 575 84



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