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.
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 ...
Harvesting sunshine for Saanenland
Seeing the SolSarine Solar Power Project as a Regional Asset
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 his ...
From Orient to Occident: Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola
What the artist is always looking for is the mode of existence in which soul and body are one and indivisible: in which the outward is expressive of the inward: in which form reveals.
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.
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 ...
Sandro Reuteler is fourth-generation managing director of Arnold Reuteler Holzbau AG in Grund. Sandro carved time out of his busy schedule to meet with GstaadLife and talk tradition, technology and the importance of sustainability.
Vera Michalski-Hoffmann: to whom much is given, much is expected
During WWII, my paternal grandmother Maja Hoffmann Sacher (1896-1989) rented Chalet Aellen in Saanen. Immediately beforehand in August 1939, her second husband, Paul Sacher (1906– 1999), himself a conductor and music patron, commissioned Béla Bartók (1881–1945) to write his Divertimento ...
The Great Dame has left the building!
Barry Humphries, Australian comedian and creator of Dame Edna Everage, dies aged 89.
Despite all of his accomplishments, my most vivid memory of him will be as Dame Edna Everage, the housewife who became a megastar known for her lilac hair and extravagant glasses, and an uncanny knack ...
No rest for the wicked it seems, not even this Easter Bunny takes a break from training. Mountain runner, and GstaadLife's summer profile, Charlotte Cotton took advantage of the beautiful Easter weather and ran up the hill, twice on Wednesday!
Valentino - Brains, Beauty & Breeding
The legendary fashion designer and master couturier founded his eponymous fashion house in Rome in the late 1950s with his long-time business partner Giancarlo Giammetti. And has since established an illustrious career often associated with his signature colour, “Valentino Red”. In 1998, ...
Anne Rosat & the art in Hermès
From paper-cutting or découpages to textiles In 1937, a century after the French luxury house Hermès was founded, Robert Dumas, Émile Hermès’ sonin-law, designed the first scarf using woodblocks.
Swiss autioneer Bernard Piguet
THE COMMERCE OF ART & THE ART OF COMMERCE
Antonella Curioni moved to Gstaad in 1997 and set up her own boutique ten years later. The business has grown and strengthened beyond its initial focus on cashmere, proving that independent fashion can compete against the biggest brands. GstaadLife met with Antonella to talk fashion, design ...
Charlotte Cotton is an international championship runner. Born in London, she lives in Spain, represents Belgium and spends large parts of each year in the Saanenland. Charlotte carved time out of her packed training and racing schedule to talk to GstaadLife.
Virtuoso visionary - Interview with Renaud Capuçon
Renaud Capuçon is a world-renowned violinist and artistic director of the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), the resident orchestra of Le Rosey based at its Rolle campus.
The Menuhin Academy Soloists will perform at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival on the 14th of August, for ...
Marc Stebler knows a thing or two about watches. He is a fourth-generation Stebler-Iff, a family with a long watchmaking and jewellery industry tradition. Following the family’s acquisition of Villiger Gstaad in 2019, Marc now heads up the boutique, renamed Stebler Gstaad.
Twenty years ago Caroline Freymond moved to Gstaad and established Menus Plaisirs – part gallery, part shop – right at the start of the art scene in the region.
Garrett Fisher has set himself a lofty goal: to photograph every non-polar glacier across the globe.