Photograph: Jocelyne Page

Festival transforms with high-calibre concerts and innovative performances

The Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy kicks off its 68th edition, showcasing internationally acclaimed artists and embracing transformation. Artistic Director Christoph Müller highlights the festival’s evolution, featuring new concert formats and venues, such as the Eggli’s panoramic ...
Photograph: Jocelyne Page

Festival transforms with high-calibre concerts and innovative performances

The Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy kicks off its 68th edition, showcasing internationally acclaimed artists and embracing transformation. Artistic Director Christoph Müller highlights the festival’s evolution, featuring new concert formats and venues, such as the Eggli’s panoramic ...

Claude and Franois-Xavier Lalanne, Galerie Mitterrand  |  Photo: Sven Pieren

Les Lalanne exhibition brings artistic magic to Gstaad

Studio Naegeli, under the passionate curation of Anna Högl, has once again brought something extraordinary to Gstaad. Galerie Mitterrand from Paris, in collaboration with Studio Naegeli, is presenting “Les Lalanne,” an exhibition dedicated to the enchanting works of the artist couple ...
Claude and Franois-Xavier Lalanne, Galerie Mitterrand  |  Photo: Sven Pieren

Les Lalanne exhibition brings artistic magic to Gstaad

Studio Naegeli, under the passionate curation of Anna Högl, has once again brought something extraordinary to Gstaad. Galerie Mitterrand from Paris, in collaboration with Studio Naegeli, is presenting “Les Lalanne,” an exhibition dedicated to the enchanting works of the artist couple ...

Photographs:  Verein Castellan in Saanen

Open Air Theatre Saanenland presents Der Chrüzwäg vom Castellan

Every year, the Saanenland offers a smorgasbord of events and attractions, from sports to concerts to festivals and more. This year, something especially thrilling is in the air. Literally. Because Der Chrüzwäg vom Castellan, a play by Johann Jakob Romang, will be performed throughout August ...
Photographs:  Verein Castellan in Saanen

Open Air Theatre Saanenland presents Der Chrüzwäg vom Castellan

Every year, the Saanenland offers a smorgasbord of events and attractions, from sports to concerts to festivals and more. This year, something especially thrilling is in the air. Literally. Because Der Chrüzwäg vom Castellan, a play by Johann Jakob Romang, will be performed throughout August ...

Closely associated with the Saanenland and Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, Daniel Hope will be the new artistic director starting in the autumn of 2025. | Portrait Copyright Hope Music AG

The Menuhin Festival has a new Artistic Director

Daniel Hope will take over as the newly elected Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy on 1 November 2025.

Closely associated with the Saanenland and Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, Daniel Hope will be the new artistic director starting in the autumn of 2025. | Portrait Copyright Hope Music AG

The Menuhin Festival has a new Artistic Director

Daniel Hope will take over as the newly elected Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy on 1 November 2025.


All Images are courtesy of Gstaad Concert Hall Foundation

Gstaad Concert Hall: an overview

Gstaad is set to welcome a state-of-the-art Concert Hall and multi-purpose sports and cultural center, designed to replace the existing tennis hall and festival tent. This ambitious project aims to enhance the town’s facilities while preserving the balance between sports and cultural activities. ...
All Images are courtesy of Gstaad Concert Hall Foundation

Gstaad Concert Hall: an overview

Gstaad is set to welcome a state-of-the-art Concert Hall and multi-purpose sports and cultural center, designed to replace the existing tennis hall and festival tent. This ambitious project aims to enhance the town’s facilities while preserving the balance between sports and cultural activities. ...

’Figure’ Floor Lamp (’Tête de femme’), 1933 impressed and monogrammed AG 02 by LBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) the Giacometti Foundation, Paris Height: 153.5 cm bronze

CHF 1 Million world auction record set at Piguet in Geneva for Alberto Giacomett's Tête de femme

One of the outstanding artists of the 20th century, Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) created this sculpture – in the form of a floor lamp – known as woman’s head, expressly for, and in consultation with, Swiss lawyer, industrialist, man of letters, and publisher Henri-Louis Mermod ( ...
’Figure’ Floor Lamp (’Tête de femme’), 1933 impressed and monogrammed AG 02 by LBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) the Giacometti Foundation, Paris Height: 153.5 cm bronze

CHF 1 Million world auction record set at Piguet in Geneva for Alberto Giacomett's Tête de femme

One of the outstanding artists of the 20th century, Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) created this sculpture – in the form of a floor lamp – known as woman’s head, expressly for, and in consultation with, Swiss lawyer, industrialist, man of letters, and publisher Henri-Louis Mermod ( ...

The Menuhin tree-planting team: (back row, from left) forester Daniel Bütschi, Beatrice Frautschi, Seraina Jung, Christoph Müller, (front row, from left) Jasmin Teuscher, Christine von Siebenthal, Arina Kropf and Lukas Wittermann.

Trees Instead of Flowers

Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy Embraces Lasting Sustainability. In a shift towards sustainability, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy has embarked on a meaningful change by replacing traditional flower bouquets with tree certificates for up-and-coming artists. This innovative initiative ...
The Menuhin tree-planting team: (back row, from left) forester Daniel Bütschi, Beatrice Frautschi, Seraina Jung, Christoph Müller, (front row, from left) Jasmin Teuscher, Christine von Siebenthal, Arina Kropf and Lukas Wittermann.

Trees Instead of Flowers

Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy Embraces Lasting Sustainability. In a shift towards sustainability, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy has embarked on a meaningful change by replacing traditional flower bouquets with tree certificates for up-and-coming artists. This innovative initiative ...

Pablo Ziegler (piano), Anzhe Zuo (cello), Manu Compté (band.), Virgilio Monti (double bass)

Pablo Ziegler Headlines at the Gstaad Tango Festival!

Don't miss the electrifying performance by Argentinian Grammy Winner, Pablo Ziegler, and his quartet at the 2nd Gstaad Tango Festival! Taking place on Friday, May 24th, at the picturesque Lauenen Church.

Pablo Ziegler (piano), Anzhe Zuo (cello), Manu Compté (band.), Virgilio Monti (double bass)

Pablo Ziegler Headlines at the Gstaad Tango Festival!

Don't miss the electrifying performance by Argentinian Grammy Winner, Pablo Ziegler, and his quartet at the 2nd Gstaad Tango Festival! Taking place on Friday, May 24th, at the picturesque Lauenen Church.


The five IMMA legends obviously enjoyed their performance in the Saanen church. From the left: Liviu Prunaru, Valentina Svyatlovskaya, Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Sophia Reuter, Stanimir Todorov. (Photo: Çetin Köksal)

When Friendship Harmonises: A Musical Celebration in Saanen

Five former Yehudi Menuhin and Alberto Lysy students, who have remained close friends over the decades, came together for a remarkable concert at Saanen church on Tuesday, April 30.

The five IMMA legends obviously enjoyed their performance in the Saanen church. From the left: Liviu Prunaru, Valentina Svyatlovskaya, Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Sophia Reuter, Stanimir Todorov. (Photo: Çetin Köksal)

When Friendship Harmonises: A Musical Celebration in Saanen

Five former Yehudi Menuhin and Alberto Lysy students, who have remained close friends over the decades, came together for a remarkable concert at Saanen church on Tuesday, April 30.


A visitor to The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure at the National Portrait Gallery looks at Standing Figure with African Masks (2018) by Claudette Johnson © Photo National Portrait Gallery, London.

From Saanen to London: A 'Vanishing Point' in the Big City!

"The Time Is Always Now" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London continues until May 19th. Among the featured artworks is "Vanishing Point 26" by British artist Barbara Walker, owned by Jill Wolf and her partner Farrol Kahn.

A visitor to The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure at the National Portrait Gallery looks at Standing Figure with African Masks (2018) by Claudette Johnson © Photo National Portrait Gallery, London.

From Saanen to London: A 'Vanishing Point' in the Big City!

"The Time Is Always Now" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London continues until May 19th. Among the featured artworks is "Vanishing Point 26" by British artist Barbara Walker, owned by Jill Wolf and her partner Farrol Kahn.


Back to the Roots Concert: A Nostalgic Journey

Experience a unique concert featuring five former students of the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA). Join us on Tuesday, April 30th at 5 pm in Saanen Church for this special event.

Back to the Roots Concert: A Nostalgic Journey

Experience a unique concert featuring five former students of the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA). Join us on Tuesday, April 30th at 5 pm in Saanen Church for this special event.


Simon Gabriel, trumpet, guest soloist at the Saanen Easter Concerts 2024. Press photo

Saanen Easter Concerts Spotlight Haydn's Trumpet Concerto & Rising Star Soloist

Experience the magic of classical music as the Saanen Easter Concerts take center stage, presenting a captivating showcase of talent and tradition. From the timeless melodies of Haydn's acclaimed Trumpet Concerto to the electrifying performance by rising star soloist Simon Gabriel, immerse yourself ...
Simon Gabriel, trumpet, guest soloist at the Saanen Easter Concerts 2024. Press photo

Saanen Easter Concerts Spotlight Haydn's Trumpet Concerto & Rising Star Soloist

Experience the magic of classical music as the Saanen Easter Concerts take center stage, presenting a captivating showcase of talent and tradition. From the timeless melodies of Haydn's acclaimed Trumpet Concerto to the electrifying performance by rising star soloist Simon Gabriel, immerse yourself ...

"Lasso", Hannes Schmid, 2001, 27,5 x 41,5 cm, single copy

Legendary Photographer Hannes Schmid offered Exclusive Gallery Tour

On March 1st, 2024, Studio Naegeli Gallery in Gstaad welcomed visitors to an exclusive tour led by acclaimed photographer Hannes Schmid.

"Lasso", Hannes Schmid, 2001, 27,5 x 41,5 cm, single copy

Legendary Photographer Hannes Schmid offered Exclusive Gallery Tour

On March 1st, 2024, Studio Naegeli Gallery in Gstaad welcomed visitors to an exclusive tour led by acclaimed photographer Hannes Schmid.


Gstaad Art 2024 | (c) Baptiste Janin

Gstaad Art Festival: A Spectacular Debut!

The first edition of Gstaad Art closed its doors on Sunday, 18 February, after three sunny days of intense atmosphere. Visitors to the Festival-Zelt, were delighted by the original and high-level showcase set under the giant white tent.

Gstaad Art 2024 | (c) Baptiste Janin

Gstaad Art Festival: A Spectacular Debut!

The first edition of Gstaad Art closed its doors on Sunday, 18 February, after three sunny days of intense atmosphere. Visitors to the Festival-Zelt, were delighted by the original and high-level showcase set under the giant white tent.


DOB (Monochrome), 2019–2021 FRP, urethane paint, stainless steel, wood base (158.40 × 130.40 × 82.80 cm) © 2019–2021 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Perrotin

A satirist in our midst: sculptures by Takashi Murakami

For its third annual exhibition, after Richard Prince, Henri Matisse & Jonas Wood, Nahmad Contemporary teams up with Perrotin to present sculptures by Takashi Murakami until 12 March at Saanen Airport’s Tarmak22.

DOB (Monochrome), 2019–2021 FRP, urethane paint, stainless steel, wood base (158.40 × 130.40 × 82.80 cm) © 2019–2021 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Perrotin

A satirist in our midst: sculptures by Takashi Murakami

For its third annual exhibition, after Richard Prince, Henri Matisse & Jonas Wood, Nahmad Contemporary teams up with Perrotin to present sculptures by Takashi Murakami until 12 March at Saanen Airport’s Tarmak22.


Carol Bove Taper The Pretas!, 2023 (detail) Stainless steel and urethane paint 61 x 109.2 x 61 cm | Carol Bove Photo: Maris Hutchinson | Courtesy Gagosian

New sculptures by swiss-born & american-bred talent Carol Bove

Entitled The Machine Age, this exhibition  features a group of abstract sculptures that juxtapose contorted tubes of steel with highly ref lective, perfectly finished closed cylinders made from the same material. The tubes’ matte urethane paint finish imparts a deceptive impression ...
Carol Bove Taper The Pretas!, 2023 (detail) Stainless steel and urethane paint 61 x 109.2 x 61 cm | Carol Bove Photo: Maris Hutchinson | Courtesy Gagosian

New sculptures by swiss-born & american-bred talent Carol Bove

Entitled The Machine Age, this exhibition  features a group of abstract sculptures that juxtapose contorted tubes of steel with highly ref lective, perfectly finished closed cylinders made from the same material. The tubes’ matte urethane paint finish imparts a deceptive impression ...

Photograph: Raphael Gîtz

Everything transformed!

The new Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy programme is officially out. The 68th edition of the festival is all about transformation – and is increasingly breaking new ground beyond the well-trodden, purely classical paths. What exactly will this look like? We asked Artistic Director Christoph ...
Photograph: Raphael Gîtz

Everything transformed!

The new Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy programme is officially out. The 68th edition of the festival is all about transformation – and is increasingly breaking new ground beyond the well-trodden, purely classical paths. What exactly will this look like? We asked Artistic Director Christoph ...

Photographs: Courtesy: Marshall Vernet

Art Talk

VERNET’S WORLD in B/W

Photographs: Courtesy: Marshall Vernet

Art Talk

VERNET’S WORLD in B/W


Gstaad Art Salon has come to town

Imagine strolling leisurely through the charming village of Gstaad, surrounded by its majestic natural beauty and snow-capped peaks; in this intimate setting, you will find access to the most important international art galleries. This is Gstaad Art.

Gstaad Art Salon has come to town

Imagine strolling leisurely through the charming village of Gstaad, surrounded by its majestic natural beauty and snow-capped peaks; in this intimate setting, you will find access to the most important international art galleries. This is Gstaad Art.


Michel Dalberto led the talents through the festival

UPDATE! The great pianist Stephen Hough was due to open this year's Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad festival. Due to illness, he was unable to take part in the festival and Michel Dalberto took his place as pianist instead.

Michel Dalberto led the talents through the festival

UPDATE! The great pianist Stephen Hough was due to open this year's Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad festival. Due to illness, he was unable to take part in the festival and Michel Dalberto took his place as pianist instead.

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