photo by Robbie Lawrence
Dear Classic Friends!
We are very please to inform you that we have engaged for our opening concert of our festival on Sunday, june 25th 2017 Top Star IGOR LEVIT. His curiculum vitae is very impressive as well as comments from international experts.
"Winner of Gramophone’s “Recording of the Year 2016" award, Igor Levit has established himself as “one of the essential artists of his generation” (The New Yok Times).
The press attests his performances a “wealth of meaning without artifice” (Washington Post), leaving the listener “speechless with amazement and admiration” (The Telegraph).
„Wo er spielt, hinterlässt er Verblüffte.“ - Die Zeit
„Es ist ein atemberaubendes Erlebnis, Levit zuzuhören.“ - Neue Züricher Zeitung
„Dieser junge Mann hat nicht nur das Zeug, einer der großen Pianisten dieses Jahrhundert zu werden. Er ist es schon!“ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
„Der faszinierendste junge Pianist der heutigen Klassikszene.“ - Süddeutsche Zeitung
„Igor Levit has learnt everything that there is to know about music.“ - Kulturradio
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The entire press release you may download at our press page.
Taking place in 2017 for the first time, the ‘Andermatt Swiss Alps Classics’ organisers together with founder Peter-Michael Reichel pursue the ambition of bringing renowned international artists to the village of Andermatt, adding a new cultural format to the region.
This classical music festival supports the ambitious construction venture of resort developer Samih Sawiris; “Andermatt Swiss Alps Project“, in revitalising the elegance and luxury of this tourist destination.
This construction project of around 3,800 additional lodgings distributed between 6 hotels, 490 apartments and 25 luxury villas contributes together with the Andermatt Swiss Alps Classics to awake the sleepy Swiss mountain village and make it to a year-round holiday destination.
Andermatt offers within the picturesque valley of Uri, the ideal destination for all seasons. During the Winter the region is guaranteed snowfall on the mountains (Gemstock: 2,961m), allowing numerous winter sport possibilities. During the Summer season the region now offers a classical and cultural music event.
From June 25th until July 1st 2017 each day will feel distinctive as renowned artists deliver their personal performances, often accompanied by our newly founded Swiss Alps Chamber Ensemble. Throughout the festival the life and work of Mozart represents the central theme in all orchestrations of the festival programme.
Our programme is completed by the possibility to experience a personal encounter with the artists including the Artist in Residence.
We would like to wish you an inspiring week in Andermatt and an unforgettable festival experience.
Peter-Michael Reichel’s idea in organizing in Andermatt a festival fascinated me in the same way as former artists who visited Andermatt like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe or Franz Liszt that described the region as follows: The beautifulness and the dimension of nature correspond to the beautifulness and dimension of art. I am grateful that world top artists and renowned scientists followed our invitation and are ready to let inspire themselves by this unique ambience.
President & Organiser
Already many years ago, we got the idea to organize a Classic Music Festival, it was only by our emigration to Andermatt that we found the perfect location to develop this event. Also the fortunate circumstance to allure Professor Clemens Hellsberg as Art Director, being one of the leading international experts, made it possible to develop our festival.