Renaud Capuçon is the new artistic director of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad Festival. Capuçon will present his first program in the 16th edition of the festival which will take place from 29 January to 6 February, 2016. He succeeds Mr Thierry Scherz, former artistic director and co-founder of the festival, who passed away in 2014.
“What a pleasure to join the Sommets Musicaux and the whole team! I intend to pay tribute to Thierry Scherz, to whom I owe my first ever concert at the Festival. I wanted to stay true to his wish to present a different instrument every year, in a variety of forms. This year will be devoted to the piano.”, says Capuçon.
In the spirit of the festival’s objectives, unchanged since its inception in 2001, audiences at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad will be able to hear outstanding young talents as well as major international virtuosi over the course of nine days.