Menuhin Festival Gstaad
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA is the proud principal sponsor of the Menuhin Festival Gstaad since 2003.
We are pleased to contribute to the intense cultural activity which emerges from this unique and prestigious musical event. It was founded in 1957 as a platform to promote young talented musicians of all religions and nationalities by the famous violinist of Russian origin Lord Yehudi Menuhin (1916 – 1999).
The Festival aim's to achieve a symbiosis of art, human contact and nature. It runs from mid-July to September every year and it has become a must for music lovers from all over the world.
Gstaad, the beautiful mountain resort with its breathtaking scenery and lovely chalets in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, was Lord Menuhin's choice as honorary citizen of the Municipality of Saanen.
The theme for the 2012 edition of the Menuhin Festival Gstaad is "Air".
In addition to world famous, popular artists such as violonist Nigel Kennedy, mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli, soprano Noëmi Nadelmann, pianist Fazil Say, the London Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas and many others, Christoph Müller, the Festival’s artistic director, also looks forward to greeting new, fascinating artists of international fame for the first time in Gstaad.
The Menuhin Festival took place from 20 July to 8 September 2012.
For more information, please visit the Menuhin Festival Gstaad website.