They are eleven… Eleven happy elected (including four women) out of three hundred called. Between the ages of 22 to 30 years, they have been chosen after a drastic selection for their natural authority, their ability to construct a musical discourse and to pass it on… and especially their motivation. “The applications come today around the world. Much of Europe and North America, but also South America and Asia,” says Christoph Müller. The director of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious classical music festivals in Switzerland (founded by the famous violinist in 1957), was created in 2015 and an academy of orchestral conducting.

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In four years, this last, launched with the conductor Neeme Järvi, and today led by Manfred Honeck, has become one of the emblems of the event. “It appeared to me as a highlight,” he says. Menuhin invited its students and those of their relatives. This was not formalised. …

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