The Zermatt Music Festival Academy

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 two weeks of intensive music-making, following the tradition that Pablo Casals created in the 1950s and 60s 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.

The Zermatt Festival Academy will take place in 2021 from the 4th until the 19th 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.

2021 Academy Students 

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