Announcing a new classical music festival in St. Moritz: Sinfonia Amadei's Mozart at Badrutt's Palace HotelBadrutt's Palace Hotel will launch Das Musikfestival Badrutt's Palace on the 5th - 7th September 2014.
The festival will see the collaboration of the legendary grand hotel in St. Moritz with the Sinonia Amadei Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Lukas Christian Reinitzer.
The premiere music festival is dedicated exclusively to the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and will include some of his most famous recitals, such as piano concerto in F Major 459 and Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.
Sinfonia Amadei consists of original instruments dating back to the time of Vienese Classicism, so the sound of the orchestra is very close to how Mozart and his contemporaries would have heard the masterpieces: dynamic, lively, very expressive and emotionally intense.
"The development of the music, the instruments and also the mastery of playing from the time of Monteverdi through the baroque period to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is tremendous," says conductor Lukas Christian Reinitzer. "Sinfonia Amadei differs considerably from baroque orchestras and most other ensembles for 'old' music as the orchestra sees itself as historically authentic. This concerns details of the instruments played just as much as the mastery of playing which are true to the period of the 18th century, and also immersing oneself in and empathising with the composer, his work and his time."
Yves Gardiol, General Manager of Badrutt's Palace Hotel comments "We are very happy to be able to offer this first class orchestra a home with the new Music Festival, and we are certainly giving our hotel and concert guests an extraordinary musical offering,"
Badrutt's Palace Hotel plan to make the festival a regular bi-annual event each Summer and Winter. Each festival will focus on the wondrous works of a different composer and is available to both members of the public, as well as hotel guests.
The focus of the second festival from January 23-25, 2015 will be on the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.