14-30 August 2020

Since 2017 the Megève Festival has fascinated its audiences with unique productions for all senses and a 2020 vision. If in 2020 you´d like to open a new chapter and a bottle of champagne with artists ranging from Lera Auerbach to Renaud Capucon, book your stay already here or join the Friends. For a detailed feature of the Megève Festival, take a look at the recent issue of the BBC Music Magazine

 

Fri 14 August : Beethoven – a Prelude

18h, Welcome dinner with French pianist improvisor Jean-François Zygel at a private home for the members of the Geneva Friends of the Megève Festival. SIGN UP

 

Sat 15 August : Beethoven´s life

18h, Cocktails in a private chalet for the Friends of the festival. SIGN UP

20h30, Cinéma Panoramic de Megève : movie-concert with pianist Jean-François Zygel who will accompagny the silent movie « Beethoven » (1927) by Austrian director Hans O. Löwenstein. BOX OFFICE

 

Sun 16 August : The String Quartets

12h, Hotel Vieux Moulin de Megève : meet poet, visual artist and composer Lera Auerbach who will present some of her sculptures.

17h, Armel Soyer Alps, Flumet : cocktail for the Friends of the Megève Festival with Lera Auerbach . SIGN UP

20h, St Baptist Church Megève : Aviv Quartet. BOX OFFICE

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Strint quartet in D major, opus 18 no 3 (1799)
Lera Auerbach (*1973): Cetera desunt. Sonnet for String Quartet / Quartet No.3 (2005)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75): String quartet no 9 in E flat major, opus 117 (1964)

 

Thu 20 August : The String Trios

19h Auditorium du Palais de Megève : Concert of the Académie de Megève. Free entrance

Cheryl Frances-Hoad (*1980) : Excelsius for cello solo (2002)
Wolfgang Jacobi (1894-1972) : Sonata for viola and piano (1946)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Trio for violin, viola and cello no 4 in D major op. 9 no 2 (1798)
Amy Beach (1867-1944) : Sonata for violin and piano in A minor op. 34 (1897)

Philippe Villafranca, violin
Johannes Moehrle, viola
Timothée Botbol, cello
Nathalie Lanoë, piano

 

Sat 22 August : The Bagatelles

17h, Auditorium du Palais de Megève : student concert of the Académie de Megève (director : Nathalie Lanoë). Free entrance

 

Thu 27 August : The Correspondence

18h, cocktail with the artists in a private chalet for the Friends of the festival. SIGN UP

20h30, Salle des congrès du Palais de Megève BOX OFFICE

Wolfgang Jacobi (1894-1972) : Sonata for alto saxophone and piano (1931)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Six variations on a Swiss folk song for harp WoO 64
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) : Sonata for harpe (1957)
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) : « Hot Sonata » for alto saxophone and piano (1930)

Vincent Barras, saxophone
Marie-Pierre Cochereau, harpe
Evgenia Pilyavina, piano
Guido Houben, speaker

Fri 28 August : The Sonatas for Violin and Piano

18h, cocktail with the artists in a private chalet for the Friends of the festival. SIGN UP

20h30, Salle des congrès du Palais de Megève : recital. BILLETTERIE

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Sonata for violin and piano no 5 in F major op. 24 (1801)
Charles Ives (1874-1954) : Sonata for violin and piano no 2 (1919)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Sonata for violin and piano no 7 in C minor op. 30 no 2 (1802)

Renaud Capuçon, violin
Guillaume Bellom, piano

 

Sat 29 August : The Piano Sonatas and the Symphonies

18h cocktail with the artists in a private chalet for the Friends of the festival. SIGN UP

20h30, Salle des congrès du Palais de Megève : piano recital and – by video – a symphony concert. BOX OFFICE

James Sellars (1940-2017) : Three Nocturnes (1981)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : Sonata for piano no 7 in D major, op. 10, 1 (1798)
James Sellars : Afterwards. Identity and Difference (1996) European premiere (by video)
Ludwig van Beethoven : Sonata for piano no 23 in F minor, op. 57 “Appassionnata” (1805)

Saleem Abboud Ashkar, piano
Orchestre Symphonique de Karlsbad
David Robert Coleman, conductor

 

Sun 30 August : Beethoven – A Postlude

15h, NN : screening of Andy Sommer s new movie on Beethoven.

17h, Vieux Moulin, Megève : meeting with movie director Andy Sommer.

 

Archives

2019:

 

Watch an extract of the Megève Festival´s Winter tour (February 14-22, 2019) here.

2018: