Updated on June 29th 2022

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC CAMP

About us

Objective of the music course

  • Private lessons for all Instruments
  • Intensive development of Solo, Chamber Music and Orchestral playing
  • Acquiring of Concert experience
  • Preparation of Concerts
  • Make and maintain friendships across cultural and national borders

Program

  • Daily private lessons for all instruments
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • House concerts for all participants
  • Masterclass
  • Preparation for concerts
  • Group music Theory for pianists
  • For all instruments: lessons with correpetitor
  • Second instrument according to possibility and need
  • new: Yoga

Requirements

  • Children, Young Adults as well as Older, Music enthusiasts
  • For Beginners, Advanced and Professionals
  • Love for the Music

Camp Life

  • Accommodation will be at Hotel Seaside
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Hotel Seaside
  • Individual or communal practice time
  • Outdoor Activities including Sports, Hiking and day Trips
  • Fresh alpine air and wonderful views over the Alps

1. Woche

  • Audition for Academy, and Festival Orchestra
  • Private Lessons
  • Chamber Music
  • Orchestra Rehearsals
  • Concert Preparation

2. Woche

  • Masterclasses
  • Private Lessons
  • Chamber Music
  • Orchestra Rehearsals
  • Concert Preparation
  • Concerts

3. Woche

  • Private Lessons
  • Chamber Music
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • Concerts

Camp Rules

In order to offer all participants an optimal learning and camp experience, the Goppisberg Music Festival and Academy have adopted the following “Camp Rules”.

The following:

1. Punctual participation at Music Lessons as well as at the Rehearsals and Concerts

2. Keep the Hotel House Rules

3. 17 year olds and younger must be in the Hotel at 10.00pm, older participants at 12.00pm

4. No Alcohol for Minors

5. The Artistic Director decides where and when the students will be performing at the public concerts

History

Since 1991, the music camp has taken on an international character, as guest teachers and participants from Switzerland, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Germany, Armenia, USA, Norway, Bulgaria, Italy and Belgium have been teaching since then, as well as music students from these countries take part in the course. Deborah Spiegel has been the new artistic director since 2007. She is supported by her parents Piroska Spiegel Nyffenegger (management / organization) and Bruno Nyffenegger Spiegel (technical management).
In the small Swiss mountain village of Goppisberg, in the region of Aletsch Valais), the Violinist Katharina Hardy founded a music course in the summer of 1987, for children and young people making music seriously, under the name of this village. The idea ofthis course was to develop the instrumental talent of young, gifted pupils intensely in school holidays, During the first years the Music Course was carried out in Goppisberg. Soon after however, the space was too small. So from then onward the Goppisberg music courses have taken place at other locations offering more appropriate accommodation – the old name was nevertheless retained.

In the following years the camp took place in the following locations:

1990 – 1993 Rhone Gletscher, Hotel Belvedere

1994 – 1996 Simplon – Kulm, Hotel Bellevue

1997 – 2006 Grächen, Hotel Sonne und Hotel Abendruh

2007 fand kein Lager statt

2008 Grächen, Hotel Sonne, Hotel Abendruh und Gruppenhaus Ausblick

2009 – 2012 Grächen, Hotel Sonne, Hotel Abendruh und Gruppenhaus Santa Fee

2013 Grächen, Hotel Sonne und Hotel Abendruh und Gruppenhaus Ausblick

2014 – 2015 Grächen, Hotel Sonne und Hotel Abendruh und Hotel Des Alpes

2016 Grächen, Hotel Alpina, Hotel Sonne und Pension Abendruh

2017 – 2019 Spiez Hotel Seaside

2020 infolge Corona Virus abgesagt

2021 – Spiez Hotel Seaside

Spendenkonto

Bank:

SWIFT / BIC Nr. AEKTCH22XXX
Bank: AEK Bank Thun 1826
IBAN Nr.: CH48 0870 4048 2933 7410 9

to:

Ildiko Piroska Nyffenegger
Goppisberger Musikwochen
Stadlerstr. 171
CH 8404 Winterthur

or via

Concerts in 2022

July 31st

Schlosskirche

8pm – Schlossstrasse 17, 3700 Spiez

August 4th

ref. Kirche

8pm – Dorfstrasse 18, 3715 Adelboden

August 5th

Stadtkirche

7.30pm – Schlossberg 14, 3600 Thun

August 9th

Schlosskirche

8pm – Lindenallee 10, 3800 Interlaken

August 10th

ref. Kirche

7.30pm – Kirchgasse 5, 3700 Spiez

August 13th

kath. Kirche Wülflingen

7.30pm – Wülflingerstrasse 181, 8408 Winterthur

August 14th

Predigerkirche

5pm – Zähringerplatz 6, 8001 Zürich

House concerts and Workshops

July 30th 1. House concert 2 pm
August 7th 2. House concert 2 pm
August 8th Alexander-Technique and Performance Practice 2 pm
August 12th 3. House concert 2 pm
WELCOME TO SPIEZ , THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BAY IN EUROPE!

Spiez

Thank you to all our sponsors, because without you we could not carry out the festival in this form.

Sponsors

Sponsors since 1990

Musikhaus Jecklin, Zürich

Göhner-Stiftung

Dr. Branco Weiss

Alfred-Ilse Stammer-Mayer Stiftung, Zollikon

Rentsch-Stiftung Olten

Max und Erika Gideon Stiftung

Robert Heuberger Stiftung

Kitty Weinberger, Rieden

A.+ A. Dr. Schumacher Erlinsbach SO

Raiffeisenbank Grächen, St. Niklaus

Tourismus-Büro, Grächen

Spirig Pharma AG Egerkingen

Dr. med. A. Burckhardt Lostorf

Frau Dr. med. M. Bauer Olten

Dr. med. M. Frei Rombach AG

Dr. med. B. Hammer Erlinsbach AG

Herr + Frau Dr. Chr.+M. Pflugshaupt Hägendorf

Herr + Frau A.+M. Wermelinger Erlinsbach SO

Herr + Frau H.+M. Kohlmann Wangen b. Olten

Spirig Pharma AG Egerkingen

RHL Foundation

Alexander Korach Zürich

Yvonne Kupper, Egg

S. Eustachius-Stiftung, Winterthur

Stab Stiftung, Zürich

Alexander Korach, Zürich

Alice Rosner Stiftung

acrossmedia GmbH, Hittnau

Dr. Branco Weiss

Elisabeth Brack

Erika Gideon, Zürich

Manuela Thurre

Rahn Kulturfonds, Zürich

Richard Irniger, Zürich

Adolf und Mary Mil-Stiftung, Zürich

Elisabeth und Max Held-Baumgartner Stiftung

Georges und Jenny Bloch – Stiftung, Rüschlikon

Marlies + Hanspeter Wüthrich-Mäder Stiftung

Stiftung Dr. Valentin Malamoud

Kurt und Silvia Huser-Oesch Stiftung

Jubiläumsstiftung der Von Roll Holding AG

Sponsors 2021 / 2022

Kurt und Silvia Huser-Oesch Stiftung

Acrossmedia GmbH, Hittnau

AEK BANK 1826, Thun

Alfred-Ilse Stammer-Mayer Stiftung, Zollikon

Alice Rosner Stiftung

Blagomanz AG, Zug

Coop Region Bern

Doris und Alex Schaub, Serneus

Dr. Fritz Berthold, Pforzheim

Fondation Iris Schermann c/o Sostenuto Stiftung

Gemeinde Spiez

Gemeinde Adelboden

Gemeinde Interlaken

Georg und Johannes Barandun-Stiftung

Heidi Zeh, Siebnen

Jubiläumsstiftung der Von Roll Holding AG

Johann + Elisabeth Kubny-Stiftung

Kedves-Stiftung, Tägerwilen

Mathias Simmen, Klavierbauer, Klavierstimmer, Thun

Musik Hug Zürich

René und Susanne Braginsky Stiftung, Zürich

SMKK-Stiftung, St. Gallen

Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern

Tourismus Thun

Tourismus Spiez

VIVAT Thunersee, Thun

Verband Schweiz. Jüdischer Fürsorgen

Diverse anonyme Sponsoren

Patrons / donations:

Dr. Schumacher, Erlinsbach SO

Emma Martin

Daniel Weiss

David Dreyfuss

Guido Scheidegger

Juliane Rohner

Manuela Muri

Margrit Hörrmann

Margrit Frieda Romer Hagmann

Stephan und Gabriela Bienz, Winterthur

Restaurant Weisses Kreuz, Zürich

Ruth Elfriede Seiler, Zürich

Taverne zum Hirschen, Winterthur Wülflingen

Speziellen Dank an die Gemeinden Spiez, Adelboden, Interlaken und Tourismus Spiez und Thun, und dem Hotel Seaside in Spiez