Gstaad New Year Music Festival Opus 14

The programme is set, our friends are aware, and plans are in place: GstaadNewYear

We are delighted to be part of the City of Bonn’s Beethoven 2020 celebrations and will be marking the great date with the composer’s music in a variety of forms – Beethoven in Havana, the Eroica and his wonderful Fifth Symphony – all in special arrangements.


The opening night is Friday 27 December 2019 and we continue until Monday 6 January 2020, with an extra concert for those just returning – on Friday 10 January 2020 in Fribourg.

Gstaad Festival Artists 2019

This video is from last year –


And this is a pdf of the printed programme from last year :  GSTAADPROGRAMME 2018

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Information and concert tickets from the festival office –

Association Altezze e Musica
Spittelweg 12
CH-3782 Lauenen


Tel: +39 334 380 0904

Twitter: @gstaadnymf


and find us on Bachtrack:


Summer concerts

Chopin Ballades – London



Caroline returned to St Martins in the Fields, London WC2 to play

Chopin – Nocturne Op 48 No 1
Chopin – Ballade Op 23 No 1 in G minor
Chopin – Ballade Op 38 No 2 in F
Chopin – Ballade Op 47 No 3 in A flat
Chopin – Ballade Op 52 No 4

and as an encore, Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’ – which is on Vimeo:

As part of the Embassy Series in collaboration with the 14th edition of the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland.

The video of the Four Ballades is to follow – as is more information of Caroline’s World Tour – Chopin’s Ballades 2019 – 2022.


Plans for 2019


Plans are underway to celebrate significant musical anniversaries for the 14th edition of the Gstaad festival, starting on 27 December 2019 and continuing into the first week of January 2020. In the meantime, do come to our events through the year in London (18 June), Venice, New York, Paris – and Lauenen for the Friends Party in August.

The festival is a partner with the Beethoven 2020 celebrations organized by the city of Bonn, with Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier as its patron, and the associated Beethoven Pastoral Project:


In the meantime, please contact the Festival office in Lauenen or Paris –

Princess Caroline Murat, Artistic Director, The New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, Altezze e Musica, Spittelweg, Lauenen. 

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Les Napoleoniens dans la Grande Guerre:

Here is the link to Princess Caroline’s family during the Great War – so significant also for Debussy –

Des Napoléoniens dans la Grande Guerre –


13th edition Gstaad New Year Music Festival


The 13th edition of the festival welcomed returning artists Nathalie Stutzmann and Edwin Crossley Mercer and newcomers including the exceptional pianist Alexandros Kapelis who  played the integral Bach concerti for keyboard and strings.



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The programme: BWV 42 Sinfonia

BWV 170 Alt aria « Vergnügte Ruh »

BWV 133 Alt aria « Getrost ! »

BWV 56 Bass Cantata « Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen »

BWV 42 Bass aria « Jesus ist ein Schild »

BWV 35 Alt aria « Gott hat alles wohl gemacht »

BWV 106 Alt und Bass duo from cantata Actus tragicus

« In deine Hände, befehl’ ich meinen Geist »

BWV 82 Alt Cantata « Ich habe genug »

Nathalie Stutzmann singing Ich habe genug BWV 82

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Masterclasses – Sadly, Inva Mula was unwell but we thank Maestro Jean-Philippe Courtis for replacing her so ably. We look forward to welcoming Inva Mula back to the festival this year. 

A not-for-profit Altezze e Musica festival:

Artistic Director Princess Caroline Murat

E:  •  +44 (0)75 319 575 84