Switzerland's newest cultural destination to host Europe's largest showcase of young Italian musical talents outside of Italy

September 2, 2019

Following the grand opening of the Andermatt Concert Hall with Berliner Philharmoniker in June, Andermatt Music today announces its year-long flagship concert series in the Alpine village of Andermatt, Switzerland’s new addition to Europe’s cultural destinations.

Comprising 10 concerts to take place over three venues, including the newly built Andermatt Concert Hall, Andermatt Music’s Young Artist Concert Programme will feature 13 of Italy’s leading young instrumentalists, the Rome-based Quartetto Werther and the Bologna-based Orchestra Senzsapine. This first season of the programme, sponsored by Bank Julius Baer, opens on 24 September with a recital by the violinist Giuseppe Gibboni and the pianist Ludovica de Bernardo and concludes on 23 June 2020 with Orchestra Senzaspine and 22-year-old violinist Gennaro Cardaropoli, first prize winner of the Claudio Abbado Competition, the Grumiaux International Violin Competition, and the Violin Competition of the Filarmonica della Scala, among others.

In partnership with Musica con le Ali, a Milan-based charity that helps emerging musical talents with their professional development, Andermatt Music’s Young Artist Concert Programme offers the selected musicians up to three years of ongoing support and performance opportunities in Switzerland, Italy and further afield. The second year of the programme, September 2020 – June 2021, will extend beyond Italy to include Swiss musicians from the Young Artist Foundation founded by Manfred Langenegger, the Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Scholars, artists supported by the Catskill Jazz Factory and graduates of the Mascarade Opera Studio, in addition to welcoming applications from instrumentalists and young singers from around the world.

Andermatt Music is the brainchild of Andermatt Swiss Alps and a trio of young British producers – Maximilian Fane, Roger Granville and Frankie Parham – who together co-founded The New Generation Festival, an organisation which supports young music talents from around the world, showcasing them at events across several countries throughout the year and at an annual flagship festival in the heart of Florence, Italy.

Andermatt Music is responsible for the musical programming at the new 650-seat Andermatt Concert Hall, the first major purpose-built concert hall in any Alpine ski village. Designed by Studio Seilern Architects led by Christina Seilern and integrated in Andermatt Swiss Alps project, the Andermatt Concert Hall features an exceptionally flexible stage capable of incorporating a 75-piece orchestra. The acoustics and theatre design are respectively by Kahle Acoustics and dUCKS scéno – the same teams behind the Philharmonie de Paris. Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality located in the canton of Uri in the heart of Switzerland. The Andermatt Concert Hall and Andermatt Music represent a culmination in the transformation of Andermatt into one of the world’s finest year-round destinations, following major development led by Andermatt Swiss Alps. Facilities include a new village square at the heart of which is the new concert hall and where the new hotel, residential and chalet facilities with retail are also located.

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Concert 1, Tuesday 24th September 2019 – The Chedi Andermatt

Giuseppe Gibboni violin Ludovica De Bernardo piano
Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo in C major, op. 34
Paganini, Capricci, op. 1, nos. 1, 5
Wieniawski, Variations on an original theme, op. 15
Brahms, Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108

Concert 2, Tuesday 22nd October 2019 – The Chedi Andermatt

Quartetto Werther
Fauré, Piano Quartet in G minor, op.45
Brahms, Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 60

Concert 3, Tuesday 19th November 2019 – Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul Andermatt

Ludovica De Bernardo piano
Beethoven, Sonata in E flat major, op. 27, no. 1
Chopin, Scherzo, op. 54, no. 4
Debussy, Waltz “La plus que lente”, L. 121
Rachmaninov, Etudes - Tableaux, op. 33

Concert 4, Tuesday 17th December 2019 – Andermatt Concert Hall

Fabiola Tedesco violin Martina Santarone viola Erica Piccotti cello
Haydn, String Trio in G major, op. 53, no. 1
Schubert, String Trio in B flat major, D. 471
Beethoven, Serenade in D major, op. 8

Concert 5, Tuesday 21st January 2020 – The Chedi Andermatt

Axel Trolese piano
Kocsis/Wagner, Prelude from Tristan und Isolde
Liszt, Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171
Liszt, Transcendental Études No. 3 in F major and No. 10 in F minor, S. 139
Chopin, Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58

Concert 6, Tuesday 25th February 2020 – Andermatt Concert Hall

Clarissa Bevilacqua violin Giulia Rossini piano
Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, op. 47, the Kreutzer Sonata
Chopin, Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, op. 39
Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108

Concert 7, Tuesday 24th March 2020 – Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul Andermatt

Stefania Scapin harp
Britten, Suite for Harp, op. 83 Rota, Sarabanda and Toccata
Damase, Fantaisie pour harpe sur des motifs des “Contes d’Hoffmann”
de la Presle, Le Jardin Mouillé
Scarlatti, Sonata in A major, K. 208
Scarlatti, Sonata in F minor, K. 19
Debussy, Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque, L. 75
Salzedo, Ballade, op. 28

Concert 8, Tuesday 21st April 2020 – Andermatt Concert Hall

Giacomo Cardelli cello Margherita Santi piano
Brahms, Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, op. 99
Liszt, Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata in D minor from “Deuxième année: Italie”, S. 161, Années de pèlerinage
Shostakovich, Cello Sonata in D minor, op. 40

Concert 9, Tuesday 19th May 2020 – The Chedi Andermatt

Lavinia Bertulli piano
R. Schumann, Gesänge der Frühe, op. 133
C. W. Schumann, Scherzo No. 1 in D minor, op. 10
C. W. Schumann, Scherzo No. 2 in C minor, op. 14
Schubert, Sonata in A major, D. 959

Concert 10, Tuesday 23rd June 20 – Andermatt Concert Hall

Gennaro Cardaropoli violin Orchestra Senzaspine
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op. 68

Notes to Editors

Andermatt Music

Andermatt Music is the newly formed entity responsible for the programming of the Andermatt Concert Hall and the greater Andermatt Swiss Alps campus in Andermatt Reuss. The artistic team comprises three British producers: Maximilian Fane, Roger Granville and Frankie Parham, the co-founders of The New Generation Festival. The Andermatt Concert Hall is the crown jewel of the Andermatt Swiss Alps project that includes six new 4- and 5-star hotels, along with apartment buildings, chalets and an 18- hole, par 72 championship golf course. The 5-star luxury hotel The Chedi Andermatt opened in December 2013. Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen opened in December 2018. www.andermattmusic.com


Andermatt Swiss Alps AG

From vision to destination: During the past several years, Andermatt has developed into a popular year-round holiday resort with numerous attractive features: apartment buildings, hotels and chalets, a Scottish-style 18-hole golf course that offers golfers a welcome challenge, and the SkiArena, not only one of the most modern ski regions in Switzerland but also the largest in Central Switzerland, with pistes from Andermatt to Sedrun and Disentis. With its perfect blend of alpine simplicity and urban sophistication, the five-star deluxe hotel The Chedi Andermatt exudes a special magic, as does the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, with its public indoor pool and wellness-and-fitness area. More apartment buildings and hotels will be built in the forthcoming years.

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