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 ...

Photo: Adrien Moser

Müller: "Letting go is a part of life"

Christoph Müller's Farewell: Reflecting on Nearly a Quarter Century of Artistic Direction.

In this interview, Christoph Müller, who has devoted almost 25 years to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, discusses his decision to step down and the remarkable journey that led him to this point.

Photo: Adrien Moser

Müller: "Letting go is a part of life"

Christoph Müller's Farewell: Reflecting on Nearly a Quarter Century of Artistic Direction.

In this interview, Christoph Müller, who has devoted almost 25 years to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, discusses his decision to step down and the remarkable journey that led him to this point.


Christoph Müller Announces Departure from Gstaad Menuhin Festival

The acclaimed Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, has revealed his intention to conclude his role at the end of the three-year cycle titled "Change 2023-2025."

Christoph Müller Announces Departure from Gstaad Menuhin Festival

The acclaimed Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, has revealed his intention to conclude his role at the end of the three-year cycle titled "Change 2023-2025."


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On a rainy day like today, there's nothing I enjoy more than diving into a good book or plotting my next adventure to some far-off destination. In fact, the research phase is almost as thrilling as the trip itself. Speaking of exploration, did you realize that beyond offering valuable day-to-day insights ...

Read More!

On a rainy day like today, there's nothing I enjoy more than diving into a good book or plotting my next adventure to some far-off destination. In fact, the research phase is almost as thrilling as the trip itself. Speaking of exploration, did you realize that beyond offering valuable day-to-day insights ...

Photograph: Kerem S. Maurer

The first cycle of change

Music on its own might not change the world, but it can definitely contribute to it said Artistic Director Christoph Müller on launching the ambitious program cycle called CHANGE. As the echoes of the last notes from this year’s Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy fade away, he offers ...
Photograph: Kerem S. Maurer

The first cycle of change

Music on its own might not change the world, but it can definitely contribute to it said Artistic Director Christoph Müller on launching the ambitious program cycle called CHANGE. As the echoes of the last notes from this year’s Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy fade away, he offers ...

Echoes of life - Interview with Alice Sara Ott

Two years after its planned premiere in Gstaad, pianist Alice Sara Ott finally brings her ‘Echoes of Life’ project to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. GstaadLife spoke with Alice ahead of her concert in the Festival Tent on Sunday 13 August.

Echoes of life - Interview with Alice Sara Ott

Two years after its planned premiere in Gstaad, pianist Alice Sara Ott finally brings her ‘Echoes of Life’ project to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. GstaadLife spoke with Alice ahead of her concert in the Festival Tent on Sunday 13 August.


Born the same year as the late painter Balthus, Henri Cartier-Bresson and his second wife, Martine Franck, were not only exceptional photographers but Gstaad habitués and close friends of Countess Setsuko. Both Cartier-Bresson and Franck honoured the Countess with a portrait: his graces the front cover of this issue. ©Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos.

GstaadLife No 5 | Editorial

In this issue, we are honoured to feature two remarkable women who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of artistic excellence: pianist Alice Sara Ott and painter/sculptor Setsuko. Both have roots in Japan but have also embraced the influences of other cultures and traditions. Both have faced challenges ...
Born the same year as the late painter Balthus, Henri Cartier-Bresson and his second wife, Martine Franck, were not only exceptional photographers but Gstaad habitués and close friends of Countess Setsuko. Both Cartier-Bresson and Franck honoured the Countess with a portrait: his graces the front cover of this issue. ©Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos.

GstaadLife No 5 | Editorial

In this issue, we are honoured to feature two remarkable women who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of artistic excellence: pianist Alice Sara Ott and painter/sculptor Setsuko. Both have roots in Japan but have also embraced the influences of other cultures and traditions. Both have faced challenges ...

Image courtesy of Gstaad Menuhin Festival

How can the current situation not preoccupy us?

Insights from violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Image courtesy of Gstaad Menuhin Festival

How can the current situation not preoccupy us?

Insights from violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja


Photograph: © Raphael Faux

Initiating dialogues with music.

Today, the 67th Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy will begin its three-year programme cycle “Change". Christoph Müller, Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, talks about the feedback, wishes and attitudes pursued by the new festival theme. The focus is on departure, ...
Photograph: © Raphael Faux

Initiating dialogues with music.

Today, the 67th Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy will begin its three-year programme cycle “Change". Christoph Müller, Artistic Director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, talks about the feedback, wishes and attitudes pursued by the new festival theme. The focus is on departure, ...

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