Right from its first edition in 2005, the formula chosen by the Zermatt Festival Academy has proved a success. About thirty-five young musi- cians from all over the world are invited each year to attend an intensive music course, such as the ones formerly directed by Pablo Casals at the foot of the Matterhorn. These highly qualified students bene t from the support of the Berlin Scharoun Ensemble with whom they form the Zermatt Festival Orchestra.
The supervision of students by members of the Berlin Philharmonic, who are experienced chamber and orchestral musicians, is an encouragement at the highest level. After successfully fulfilling the conditions for their participation in the first year of their presence in Zermatt, academics have the opportunity to return for a second edition. By renewing this experience, they perpetuate the valuable learning they received the previous year.
You can attend rehearsals during the Festival!