Une nouvelle Saison - un nouveau site !
We are proud and delighted to present our new website to you. Easily accessible information will inform you about the various activities of CMClassics. Happy discovery and enjoy reading!
Just like every season, we invite you to enjoy exceptional musical moments in an enchanting panorama
- unforgettable musical meetings in the grandiose setting of the Valais Alps
- high-level concerts which punctuate the summer and winter tourist seasons, such as the dazzling gala concert on New Year’s Day with the Scala Orchestra of Milan and world-renowned soloists
- prestigious Master Classes to promote a new generation of quartets which will soon shine on major international stages.
In a few words: Crans-Montana Classics is the enchantment of music and the euphoria of the peaks, a perfect symbiosis between Art and Nature.
A word from our President Gérard Bagnoud
The Haut-Plateau was destined to serve as a showcase for music in all its beauty, friendliness and soothing qualities. Crans-Montana Classics offers a new concept this summer. We will make a bridge between experienced artists and the virtuosos of tomorrow. I am confident that these events will be a great opportunity for people of all ages, from all walks of life, to meet up with residents from across the region.
The Jerusalem Quartet is currently preparing to enchant Crans-Montana. New collaborations and synergies are created to offer you an eclectic and colourful program. Treat yourself and your friends by sharing wonderful moments with them and with music lovers from here, there and everywhere.
I and the whole Crans-Montana Classics team look forward to welcoming you on the Haut-Plateau this summer, and warmly thank our patrons, sponsors and friends for their generous and indispensable support.
A word from our artistic Director Michael Guttman
From 3rd to 10th August 2019, Crans-Montana will throb to the rhythms and harmonies of the string quartet for eight days. Concerts, Master Classes, private lessons, various events, all under the direction of the Jerusalem Quartet, THE point of reference worldwide for many seasons now.
Four young quartets which have already been confirmed and affirmed come to Crans-Montana to perfect their skills with these Master Classes, which promise to be a unique event in Valais, in Switzerland and beyond!
The string quartet represents the very essence of Western music and European culture. What composer has not wanted to write a string quartet to prove to the world, and especially to posterity, that he deserves his place among the greats? Putting the virtuosity of the performers at the service of music and never the other way around, that is one of the characteristics and one of the challenges of the string quartet.
4 instrumentalists who put their talents and individualities at the service of a 5th dimension! This is the high plateau of music, where the air is pure, and the air… makes music!
On foot, by funicular or in a 4×4… come and share this crazy week of string quartet with us, accompanied by the guides of the Jerusalem Quartet who will be followed by the Agate Quartet of France, the Quartet Amabile of Japan, the Quarteto de Cordas de Sintra of Portugal and the Quartetto Eos of Italy to musical heights.