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Les Alpes
July, 13 – September, 1 2018

By now, the String Academy has become integral part of Gstaad Menuhin Festival. Excellent teachers like Igor Ozim, Ana Chumachenco, Rainer Schmidt, Wonji Kim, Ettore Causa or Ivan Monighetti share their knowledge and longstanding experience in one-to-one lessons 

Of particular value for the students is furthermore the opportunity to perform alongside their professors. Being inspired by Yehudi Menuhin‘s approach, Gstaad String Academy follows the tradition of a final chamber music concert, involving one of the professors per each ensemble.

The master class will be open to public audition. Final concerts will take place at the Hotel Landhaus in Saanen and in the Church of Lauenen.

The active participants in the master classes will also have the opportunity to attend various outstanding concerts during the festival week (tickets based on availability and pre-booking).

Applications will be accepted as from early December.
Registration deadline: 28 February 2018

String Academy Gstaad Igor Ozim

Lesson with Ivan Monighetti

String Academy: Ivan Monighetti with a string quartet
photo: Anne-Laure Lechat

String Academy - Final Concert

String Academy Gstaad Igor Ozim

String Academy: Rehearsal in Church of Rougemont
(Foto: Ettore Causa)

Professors 2018

Rainer Schmidt, violin

Ettore Causa, viola

Ivan Monighetti, cello

Roby Lakatos Ensemble, workshop

Dates 2018

29 July - 08 August

Public lessons

30 July - 07 August
The public course dates will be announced later on.


Hotel Landhaus, Saanen / John F. Kennedy International School, Saanen