Updated on January 20th 2023

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About us

2022

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 village of Goppisberg in the Aletsch region of the Canton of Valais violinist Katharina Hardy founded
in the summer of 1987 music weeks for children and young people with a serious motivation to play music, the
music weeks henceforth bearing the name of this romantic village.
Katharina Hardy was guided by the idea of intensively developing the instrumental skills of young talents during
the school vacations. In the first years, the music weeks were held in the village of Goppisberg itself, but with an
increasing number of participants, the location became too small. Therefor the venue of the Goppisberg Music
Weeks was relocated to other places in the Upper Valais. The old name, however, remained, referring to the early
days.
This year, the music festival will be held in the idyllic town of Spiez

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

updated on november 23th 2022

Concerts in 2023

July 30th

Castle Church Spiez

5pm – Schlossstrasse 17, 3700 Spiez

August 3rd

reformed Church Adelboden

8.15pm – Dorfstrasse 18, 3715 Adelboden

August 4th

reformed Church Grindelwald

8.15pm – Dorfstrasse 202, 3818 Grindelwald

August 7th

catholic Church Grächen

(Memorial concert for Katharina and Erwin Hardy)

5pm – 3925 Grächen

August 8th

Castle Church Interlaken

8pm – Lindenallee 10, 3800 Interlaken

August 9th

reformed Church Spiez

7.30pm – Kirchgasse 5, 3700 Spiez

August 12th

Zwingli Church Winterthur Mattenbach

5pm – Unterer Deutweg 13, 8400 Winterthur

August 13th

Prediger Church Zurich

5pm – Zähringerplatz 6, 8001 Zürich

House concerts and Workshops

July 29th 1. House concert 2 pm
August 6th 2. House concert 2 pm
August 12th 3. House concert 2 pm

For Copyright reasons, sound,video and image recording are not permitted.

WELCOME TO SPIEZ , THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BAY IN EUROPE!

Spiez

Pictures: Bruno Nyffenegger, Martin Masan

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 2022 / 2023

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 dem Hotel Seaside in Spiez