The Zermatt Music Festival Academy

Since the first edition in 2005, the Zermatt Festival Academy has 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.

Become an Academy Student

The Zermatt Festival Academy will take place in 2023 from the 2nd until the 17th 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.

Deadline for applications: 31.03.2023

Instrumentation : 10 violinists, 5 violists, 4 cellists, 2 double bassists, 2 flautists, 2 oboists, 2 clarinettists, 2 bassoonists, 3 horn players.