Since the first edition in 2005, the Zermatt Festival Academy has, year after year, been heralded a success. Young musicians from all over the world are invited each year to take part in an intensive two weeks of music-making, following the tradition that Pablo Casals created all those years ago at the foot of the Matterhorn. These exceptional students receive tuition and support from the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin with whom they form the Zermatt Festival Orchestra.

2021 Orchestra Members

Violin : Johannes Ascher, Mariana Espada Lopes, Sophia Eschenburg, Emma Gibout, Pauline Herold, Arevik Ivanyan, Ayano Kimura, Gyurim Kwak, Juliette Leroux, Sophia Stoyanovich

Viola : Lise Guérin, Claudio Laureti, Samuel Matzner,  Johannes Moehrle, Connie Pharoah

Cello : Lukas Barmann, Gustav Hübner, Mara Lobo, Bea Magdalena Sallaberger

Double bass : Stefania Secci, Jakub Zon

Flute : Alexandra Gouveia, Ronja Macholdt

Oboe : Philipp Adamczewski, Ana Gavilán Quero

Clarinet :  Sofia Casci, Joel Cardoso

Bassoon: Carlotta Brendel, Alexander Rauch

French horn : Stefano Brusini, Daniel Dubrovsky, Pauline Zahno