Call for entries for ensembles

27.04.2021 10:46:02 | LINKultur, Christine Lüthi
Your heart beats for brass and you would like to take your ensemble one step further and are looking for a performance opportunity? The Swiss Chamber Music Festival (SCMF) brings together dedicated ensembles with the renowned musicians of German Brass.

We are pleased to welcome the international ambassadors of brass music beyond the concert podium as mediators at the Swiss Chamber Music Festival. Brass ensembles from the Swiss music colleges as well as amateur ensembles (especially from the Bernese Oberland!) are invited to apply. Participating ensembles are invited as listeners to the opening concert of German Brass, as learners at the workshop and as players at the workshop concert.

When and where

Friday, 10 September 2021, 5 pm to Sunday, 12 September 2021, 4 pm in Adelboden. The ensembles will stay in the "Cantate Gruppenhaus" accommodation. The opening concert and the workshop concert will take place in the Reformed Church Adelboden, the workshops at various local venues.


Friday: Arrival, visit of the opening concert and the After Concert Apéro.
Saturday: Workshops from 11 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 3.30 pm with teachers from German Brass.
Sunday: Rehearsal at 12 noon, workshop concert at 2 pm. 

Admission / Application

Please send the completed application form together with a video (link) with music pieces of different styles (duration max. 15 minutes) to: workshop@swisschambermusicfestival.ch by 6 July 2021

Four ensembles will then be selected by our jury and notified by 12 August 2021. The jury consists of Daniel Schädeli (lecturer for tuba at the HEMU), Michael Bach (musician, conductor and juror) and Christine Lüthi (artistic director of the Swiss Chamber Music Festival).


The cost per ensemble member is 250 Swiss francs. This includes: Two nights with half board, concert admission, course fees. Reductions possible by arrangement.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact: workshop@swisschambermusicfestival.ch. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!

About German Brass

The formation German Brass unites outstanding brass players from Germany, each of whom is one of the best in his or her field. Together they are world-class and offer unique musical enjoyment. What the alchemists of the Middle Ages tried in vain, the musicians succeed in doing together: they turn brass into gold, gold for the ears of the audience. Whether they play the moving Bach, the powerful Wagner or modern evergreens: Their sound hits the heart of even the most demanding audience. The musicians have been travelling the world for decades and the list of cities, countries and concert halls in which they perform is almost endless. They play the most important concert halls in the world and their CDs reflect the brilliance of their playing. 

German Brass' involvement in the Swiss Chamber Music Festival 2021 goes back to the "Chappeli Konzerte Grenchen" in 2019: this is where German Brass trumpeter Matthias Höfs and SCMF artistic director Christine Lüthi met for the first time. The musician played an intimate counterpart in Grenchen to the pageantry with which the ensemble is commonly associated. And showed that the members of German Brass have not only kept their feet on the ground, but also appreciate it. To be able to welcome them to Adelboden as soloists and as teachers is a privilege that the Swiss Chamber Music Festival is happy to share with the next generation of brass players and a broad audience. 

More about German Brass: www.german-brass.de