Mozart themed “Musikfestival” returns to Badrutt’s Palace

Lukas Reinitzer conducts a series of classical concerts alongside the Sinfonia Amadei Orchestra – 28th to 29th August 2015

Badrutt’s Palace in St Moritz will present their third edition of “Musikfestival Badrutt’s Palace”, a classic concert in the heart of the Engadin Valley. Themed around Sempre Mozart, the esteemed event will see conductor Lukas Reinitzer take the musical lead, conducting a series of classical concerts alongside the Sinfonia Amadei Orchestra. The two-day festival attracts local residents and visitors from surrounding hotels, as well as guests of the luxury Badrutt’s Palace.

Following on from the premiere, which took place last summer, the forthcoming festival program focuses purely on the definitive Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Recreating the original flair eminent in the time of Mozart, the orchestra will play the pieces on historical instruments, recreating the authentic harmonies of the classical icon. Sinfonia Amedei specialise in the techniques prominent in the time of Vienese Classicism, creating sounds synonymous of the dynamic, lively and emotionally intense music once orchestrated by Mozart himself.

After the premiere of our first Musikfestival in the summer of 2014, we received a great deal of positive feedback from our hotel and concert guests. Lovers of classical music will appreciate what we are offering as well as the demands of the “Sinfonia Amadei” and so, we have decided to continue this classical highlight and partnership,” says Yves Gardiol, General Manager of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.

With the Sinfonia Amadei made up of exceptionally accomplished musicians, the orchestra is able to draw soloists from its own ranks; in Mozart’s second flute concerto, Ildiko Keresz takes the lead. The esteemed flautist has played with several significant baroque orchestras and teaches at the infamous Juilliard School in New York.

Mozart composed his Sinfonia Concertante for two solo instruments, the violin and the viola. Alongside her intensive concert playing, the violin soloist and first violinist, Mechthild Karkow, is also Professor of Baroque Violin at the Leipzig College of Music. Her partner, violist Lucile Chionchini, is a member of Freiburg’s Baroque Orchestra and the Bernese Ensemble, les Passios de l’Ame.
In addition to the solo pieces, the Sempre Mozart program also includes the lively and spirited Prague Symphony and the impressive piece, Jupiter Symphony. The final movement of the Jupiter Symphony is the crème de la crème of classical music, with its unsurpassed classical sonata arrangement and refined, dreamy intonation.

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a celebration of style, sports, cuisine and fashion, with discreet service and traditional elegance evoking an atmosphere of pampered luxury for all. An ideal destination in both winter and summer, the hotel is located in one of the most challenging ski areas in the world and offers a host of summer alpine activities. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel boasts 157 guestrooms and 37 suites with stunning views of the Swiss Alps. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Swiss Historic Hotels.