Edmond de Rothschild (Switzerland) S.A. is pleased to
sponsor the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy for the second consecutive
year. This popular summer event bringing together virtuosos and music lovers
will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary this year. "Music &
Family" is the theme for this year's festival, which started on 14 July with
a concert by the Labèque sisters.
The 60th anniversary festival will light up the entire summer in the Gstaad region. Over 70 concerts are scheduled, with appearances by the classical music world's leading performers, including Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang, violonist Renaud Capuçon and Hungarian pianist Andràs Schiff.
This association is in line with the Rothschild family's
two-centuries-old tradition of supporting artistic and musical creation. Over
the decades, the Rothschilds have endorsed Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rossini,
Berlioz, Stravinsky and more recently Jordi Savall.
Now loyal to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, and always
alongside major institutions such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Ariane and
Benjamin de Rothschild have enriched the family tradition with a dimension of
social commitment. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations have sponsored many musical
projects combining education and excellence in underprivileged schools and
neighborhoods in Europe, Israel and New York.
It is from this perspective that the Edmond de
Rothschild Foundations have decided to support the Gstaad Academy for the first
time this year.
Support budding virtuosos
True to the memory of Yehudi Menuhin to support
promising young talent on the path to mastery, during the seven-week festival
the Gstaad Academy provides five master classes open to the public, numerous
closing concerts, recitals by rising stars and workshops for enthusiasts of all
By sponsoring the Gstaad Academy, the Foundations
continue to affirm the importance of arts and music to promote dialogue between
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