Welcome to Ernen, the “Music Village”

Ernen, where you can hear both Baroque music, and music other than Baroque. Take part in riveting discussions with concert musicians. Visit a writing seminar with Donna Leon and Judith Flanders, or attend a biography workshop. Where you can hear innovative music interpreted in innovative ways. Or go hiking, enjoy the flowers, relax, take the sun, read, and dine in venues with fine Gault Millau ratings. We look forward to welcoming you in Ernen soon!

Ernen, where you can hear both Baroque music, and music other than Baroque. Take part in riveting discussions with concert musicians. Visit a writing seminar with Donna Leon and Judith Flanders, or attend a biography workshop. Where you can hear innovative music interpreted in innovative ways. Or go hiking, enjoy the flowers, relax, take the sun, read, and dine in venues with fine Gault Millau ratings. We look forward to welcoming you in Ernen soon!

Limitless

This year’s motto, «Limitless,» shows itself in a wide variety of musical offers: from piano recitals to the two weeks of Baroque, or from contemporary works in the chamber weeks to the Beethoven piano sonatas Dasol Kim will interpret at the end of the festival. The many interfaces between classical, jazz and folk music would seem to be limitless. Brahms’s Hungarian and Bartok’s Romanian dances are but two such examples. And a commissioned work by Alfred Zimmerlin − slated for its world premier performance on August 2 in the Ernen church − is a piece for solo e-bass and orchestra that pushes the limits of musical convention.

«Anyone who loves music can never be quite unhappy».

Franz Schubert