World Premier at the New Year Music Festival

Opening Night in Gstaad – Saturday 26 December 2015

On the opening night of the 10th anniversary edition of the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, the world premier of Yves Prin’s “HAFFNER TRIO” will be performed by French pianist Caroline Haffner and the New Year Music Festival Trio.

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A recipient of the Prix Florent-Schmitt de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts, Yves Prin has his own dramatic language – a special lyrical vision of music. A pianist and conductor, he was in charge of coordination for contemporary music and music theater for Radio France, producer at Radio France for the contemporary music concert series and acting producer of Radio France’s Festival “Présences” he now dedicates himself to his own music. His catalogue includes forty works including five concertos and 41 melodies. A longtime collaborator with Caroline Haffner (, Yves Prin has regularly attended the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad.

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The full programme for the festival will be out next week.

Information from the festival office – E: or call/text +41 (0)77 474 1527


Gstaad pre-programme announced over lunch in Lauenen

Thank you to all the Friends of the Festival who came to Lauenen on Wednesday. We were delighted to see you.

If you have any comments about the programme or ideas of ways to contribute then please let us know.

As you all know, we are open to new contacts, ideas and suggestions for ways to make the festival stronger – and even more open and welcoming to new partners and supporters. The music will sound all the better for it come December.

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Artistic Director: Princess Caroline Murat


A summer in Lauenen – with plans for pre-festival events

Summer is in the air but planning is also underway for the 10th anniversary edition of the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad.  “Friends of the Festival” have been invited to the lunch in Lauenen on Wednesday 26 August.

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Artists are engaged and pre-festival events organized.

We will also be marking an exceptional new step forward for the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad (26.12.2015 – 9.1.2016) with a new piece of music composed especially for the festival which will be premiered in Gstaad this year.

Celebrations will be in high voice with enchanting international opera talents – two returning artists and one making her debut at the festival.

Continuing the vocal range we will have two choirs – one returning and one new to the festival.

Friends from my world of piano will be taking their place with fine young talents as well as international maestros playing innovative and unique programmes.

The performances will not just be musical but also move across to the world of words and poetry.

Our venues – from our base at the Grand Hotel Park Gstaad – will take the music and performance out of concert halls and to the community with another of our popular concerts at the train station.

We will mark the end of the year with the traditional new year’s eve free concert at St. Josef Church and start 2016 with an early evening concert in Rougemont Church.

Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated with artists from eastern Europe.

For news, please keep up to date with my Facebook page or via Twitter.

For Friends of the Festival information please contact the festival office –



Twitter: Caroline Murat, Artistic Director @gstaadnymf

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Naples, May 2015 – Recital Palazzo Reale

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As part of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of her ancestors, King Gioacchino and Queen Carolina of Naples, Princess Caroline Murat played a recital in the Court Theatre of the Palazzo Reale in Naples on Monday 18 May 2015 under the patronage of HE the Ambassador of France to Italy, and official organizations in Naples.

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Two minute video from the recital:

10th edition New Year Music Festival in Gstaad – news

Plans are already in hand for the celebratory, 10th edition of the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad to start on Saturday 26 December 2015 and continue until Saturday 9 January 2016.

We look forward to sharing plans with friends and colleagues in the coming months.

Thanks again to all performing artists, audiences, guests and sponsors for making the 9th edition such an enjoyable event.


Caroline & Team New Year Music Festival in Gstaad


Tel/text: 077 474 1527



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