First Chamber Music Festival at Pentecost on Château Brunegg
In May 2015 Château Brunegg opened its doors to the puplic for the very first time: A new chamber music festival unter the artistic lead of Jürg Dähler presented seven internationally renowned soloists and also the young swiss composer David Philip Hefti, who introduced not only his own, but all pieces of the festival with expertise and charme. Famous pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert were presented nearby contemporary music, what reflected the stylish restoration of the castle ideally.
The sold out concerts took place in the Festsaal and in the „Tenne“ (barn). About 500 visitors made their way up to the hill, escorted by excellent weather conditions. Around the concerts master chef Bernhard Bühlmann (restaurant „Bären Mägenwil“) spoiled the guests with first class snacks and meals in the cosy festival tent.
A special highlight of the festival was the very first presentation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts „Wiener Geige“ in Switzerland ever. This famous instrument was brought especially for the opening concert of the festival by the Stiftung Mozarteum from Salzburg.
Swiss Television and Radio SRF 2 reported extensive about this special event and broadcasted several concerts live. Hosts and owners of Château Brunegg, the von Salis family, was very happy and satisfied with the first edition oft their festival and is already looking forward to its second edition, which is going to take place May 13 to 16, 2016 – come and join us at this most unique Chamber Music Festival in Switzerland.