Swiss Chamber Concerts
National forum for New Music
The Swiss Chamber Concerts were established in 1999 as the first nationwide chamber music concert series, with performance cycles in Basel, Geneva, Lugano and Zurich, at the initiative of musicians Jürg Dähler (Zurich), Daniel Haefliger (Geneva) and Felix Renggli (Basel). Thanks to innovative programming and performances at the highest level, the Swiss Chamber Concerts soon made a name for themselves on the Swiss music scene. Contemporary music is particularly close to their heart, and the three art directors have made a significant contribution to the expansion of its repertoire through numerous commissions, mainly to Swiss composers such as Heinz Holliger, Xavier Dayer, Rudolf Kelterborn and Hans Zimmerlin. The Swiss Chamber Soloists are a flexible ensemble of first-rate musicians like Patricia Kopatchinskaja or Julian Prégardien; moreover, together with the string quartet Swiss Chamber Academy and the Swiss Chamber Camerata, the Swiss Chamber Concerts are committed to promoting young musical talent.