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 Berlin Scharoun Ensemble with whom they form the Zermatt Festival Orchestra.
The Zermatt Festival Academy will take place in 2020 from the 5th until the 20th September and is aimed at exceptional young music students with a strong passion for both orchestral and chamber music. The isolated mountain village and the stunning beauty of nature provide the perfect backdrop for two intensive weeks of master classes, rehearsals, concerts… and, of course, a lot of hiking! The selected students will get the chance to work with members of the Berlin Philharmonic as well as leading soloists and conductors.