The First Moscow International Festival of Chamber Music, Window to Switzerland, will take place 2-10 April 2013. The following well-known Swiss and Russian ensembles and performers will take part: swiss folk ensemble Doppelbock, the flutist Maurice Steger (Switzerland), the flutist Andrea Kolle and the pianist Alexander Boeshoten (Switzerland), the ensemble Telemann Consort (Russia), the alphornist Arkady Shilkloper (Russia), the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.
The festival will be held with the assistance of the Swiss Embassy in Russia and The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (Switzerland).
The festival is sponsored by the major Swiss companies active in Russia: Nestlé, Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, UBS Bank, Abamet, Securiton and the Swatch Group Ltd.
The main reason for holding the festival is so that Russians can get acquainted with contemporary, classical, early and folk music of Switzerland, which is still unfortunately not well known in Russia.
General partner of festival - "NESTLE"
As part of the festival, master classes, symposia, and creative meetings will be held (7 April at the Children's music school named after M.Tabakov, etc.).
Artistic Director of the Festival: Valery Proshutinsky
Executive Director of the Festival: Irina Skiner-Chetverikova