Christoph Stiefel is a Swiss jazz pianist and composer based in Zurich. Active since more than 30 years, he ran through a unique development, beginning with a career start without any diploma of a musical academy. In 2014, he was invited to play the 3rd Hauskonzert at chrigu’s home in Fribourg. The next day we had an extensive conversation about … Read More
Maurizio Pollini, the Maestro from Milano, was invited by Lucerne Festival im Sommer to celebrate his 40th stage anniversary. After a difficult beginning of their collaboration he then came to Lucerne almost every year, and especially his work together with Pierre Boulez was always supposed to become Sternstunden at the Lake Lucerne.
The Montreux Jazz Festival celebrated its 50th edition with a lot of specials and new concepts. For example the collaboration with Images Vevey was strengthened, and notably, the Montreux Jazz Digital Project together with the EPF Lausanne – saving and restarting every audio and video file from the last fifty years could be presented during its final phase.
Anja Dirks, Theatre Director with experience in all German-speaking countries, directs the Belluard festival Fribourg since two years. chrigu could have a short interview with her during the last evening of this years’ edition. chrigu: This edition of the Belluard Festival seems to deal a lot with music in general, right?