Principal Conductor of the Gstaad Festival Orchestra and the Gstaad Conducting Academy as of 2017
The Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden, who has been announced as new music director of the New York Philharmonic effective 2018, will be heading the Gstaad Conducting Academy and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra in Gstaad as of 2017.
For months 140 children and teenagers from the Canton of Berne (8 school classes) have been deeply absorbed in the music of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. DJ Janiv Oron has spun this world famous work on his turntables and through his mixing consoles in order to create a truly unique version of the Ninth Symphony. This new version served as the basis for captivating and inspiring the youngsters for this compelling and challenging project.