updated on August 13th 2021

33rd International Music Camp for String Players and Pianists

July 25th - August 15th 2021 in Spiez



new this summer

Cristina Alís Raurich, portative organ, Medieval Music Performance Practice

Ada Myriel Meinich, Viola, "Be the Music" Body and Mind Performance Practice


About us

Learn more about the music camp

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


- 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


- 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

Course schedule

1. Week

- Audition for Academy, and Festival Orchestra

- Private Lessons

- Chamber Music

- Orchestra Rehearsals

- Concert Preparation

2. Week

- Masterclasses

- Private Lessons

- Chamber Music

- Orchestra Rehearsals

- Concert Preparation

- Concerts

3. Week

- 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


Bank: AEK Bank Thun 1826
IBAN Nr.: CH48 0870 4048 2933 7410 9



Ildiko Piroska Nyffenegger
Goppisberger Musikwochen
Stadlerstr. 171
CH 8404 Winterthur


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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 mean time this Music Camp have taken on an international character, as leachers, especially from Hungary, Germany, Russia and Israel as well as from ihe England, USA, Armenia, Germany also give lessons and pupils from these countries,
furthermore from France and Italy take part too.

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

2008 Grächen, Hotel Sonne, Hotel Abendruh and Gruppenhaus Ausblick

2009 - 2012 Grächen, Hotel Sonne, Hotel Abendruh and Gruppenhaus Santa Fee, Gruppenhaus Ausblick

2013 Grächen, Hotel Sonne, Hotel Abendruh and Gruppenhaus Ausblick

2014 - 2015 Grächen, Hotel Sonne, Hotel Abendruh and Des Alpes

2016 Grächen, Hotel Alpina, Hotel Sonne, Hotel Abendruh and Des Alpes

2017 - Spiez, Hotel Seaside


Concerts in 2021

August 5th

Oberhofen at the Thuner Lake, Klösterli

19:30 - 3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee

August 6th

Ref. City Church Thun

19:30 - Schlossberg 14, 3600 Thun

August 10th

Castle Church Interlaken

20:00 - Lindenallee 10, 3800 Interlaken

August 11th

Ref. Church Spiez

19:30 - Kirchgasse 5, 3700 Spiez

August 14th

Cath.Church Wülflingen

19:30 - Oberfeldweg 28, 8408 Winterthur

 August 15th

Church St. Peter

17:00 - St. Peterhofstatt 2, 8001 Zürich

Houseconcerts and Masterclass


July 31st 1. Houseconcert 2 pm

August 8th 2. Houseconcert 2 pm

August 9th Masterclass .......................2 pm

August 13th 3. Houseconcert 2 pm

Concert in 2020

August 16th Church St. Peter Zürich 17:00

Livestream !


Duo LaLó:

Deborah Spiegel - Violin   (Artistic Director Goppisberg Music Festival and Academy)

Elena Lüthi - Piano    (Teacher Goppisberg Music Festival and Academy)


musique en route:

Ronny Spiegel - Violin   (Conductor Academy Orchestra Goppisberg Music Festival and Academy)

Tom Tafel - Accordion

Ariel Facundo Rossi – Guitar

Stefanie Hess – Double Bass




Welcome to Spiez , the most beautiful bay in Europe!



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

Sponsors since 1990

Musikhaus Jecklin, Zürich


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 2020 / 2021 Stand 28. Mai 2021

AEK BANK 1826, Thun

Alfred-Ilse Stammer-Mayer Stiftung, Zollikon

Blagomanz AG, Zug

Coop Region Bern

Doris und Alex Schaub, Serneus

Dr. Fritz Berthold, Pforzheim

Gemeinde Spiez

Gemeinde Oberhofen

Gemeinde Interlaken

Heidi Zeh, Siebnen

Kedves-Stiftung, Tägerwilen

Kurt und Silvia Huser-Oesch Stiftung

Jubiläumsstiftung der Von Roll Holding AG

Mathias Simmen, Klavierbauer, Klavierstimmer, Thun

Musik Hug Zürich

SMKK-Stiftung, St. Gallen

Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern

Tourismus Thun

Tourismus Spiez

VIVAT Thunersee, Thun


Anonyme Stiftungen


A. 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



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