An exceptionally extensive repertoire, innovative programming, and a charismatic presence make John Axelrod today one of the most sought-after conductors in the world. In 2014, Maestro Axelrod became the new Artistic and Musical Director of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and in 2020, Mr. Axelrod became the Principal Guest Conductor of the Kyoto City Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to this, John Axelrod has also held the positions of Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano "Giuseppe Verdi", Music Director of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Theater, and Music Director of the
“Hollywood in Vienna” Concerts, with the
Symphony Orchestra of Radio ORF Vienna.
Mr. Axelrod graduated in 1988
from Harvard University.
He also studied alongside Leonard Bernstein,
as well as at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the class of Ilya Musin in 1996-1997.
Mathieu Bruno Chef and manager of Là-Haut. Mathieu Bruno,
recently awarded the 1st Swiss culinary merit and holder of Gault & Millau distinctions, was born in Montreux in 1983, and has a wealth of experience with many recognized and starred chefs of French gastronomy, including Alain Carro and M. Chibrac, Patrick Zimmerman, Julien Retler, Denis Martin, Philippe Blondiaux, etc. ..
This curious and creative gourmet confirms his gastronomic orientation towards authenticity, the subtlety of unexpected combinations and the freshness of seasonal products.
From 2012 to 2015, he was cook and manager at the Paysan Horloger space in Boechet in the Jura. and awarded the “Découverte romande”
by Gault & Millau.
2016 was the opening of La-Haut in Chardonne.
The OIG, founded in 2010 by Dominique Föllmi, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. This innovative and original ensemble is not intended to evolve into a “classic” institutional structure, with a permanent head.
It is above all a creative entity with variable geometry, arranged according to the works presented, audiences, partners and places.
This orchestra is made up of talented professional musicians of different nationalities, all members of renowned orchestras. They are united for each concert around the same humanist ideal, making music a privileged vector of dialogue between cultures. This spirit gives its coherence and its personality to this beautiful orchestra.
Born in 1988 in Moldavia, Alexandra Conunova won the First Prize at the Joseph Jochim Violin Competition in Hanover in 2012, the jury greeted unanimously her virtuosity, impressed by her technique and musicality. In 2015 she was awarded by the International Competition in Singapore and won the Third Prize at the Tchaikovsky Violin Competition in Moscow (the First prize was not awarded). In 2016 she is the fellowship winner of the prestigious Borletti-Buittoni Trust in London.
Alexandra performs as soloist with the major orchestras such as Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de la Svizzera Italiana, NDR Hannover, Radio Saarbrücken, Mariinsky Orchestra Sankt Petersburg, Camerata Bern, Orchestra di Teatro Regio Torino, Sevilla Orchestra, Toulouse Orchestra, Vienna and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, under Valery Gergiev, Theodor Curentzis, John Axelrod, Vladimir Spivakov, Gianandrea Noseda. She toured Japan with Moscow Philharmonic/Yuri Simonov and Europe with Insula Orchestra/Laurence Equilbey (Budapest, Aix, Paris, London…).
She plays at the prestigious festivals : Verbier, Montreux Septembre Musical, Gstaad, BBC Londres, Ferrara Musica, Accademia Santa Cecilia Roma, Hamburg Martha Argerich Festival, Bonn, Colmar, Menton, Radio France Montpellier, Aix-en -Provence Easter Festival, Folles Journées in Nantes and Tokyo… and collaborates as chamber music partner with Michail Lifits, Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau, Denis Kozhukhin, David Kadouch, Andreas Ottensamer, Gérard Caussé, Boris Brovtsyn, Jean Rondeau…
Nominated « Maître ès Arts » by the Moldavian President, she founded a charity Foundation « ArtaVie » in her home town Chisinau to help disabled young music students.
Alexandra plays the Guarneri del Gesu 1730 « von Vecsey ».
Just in time for the holidays to eat, drink and be musical and merry with the family, come experience The Heavenly Life, featuring Spanish soprano, Lucía Martín-Cartón, in a performance of Mahler's Symphony 4, Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, and two versions of sleigh bells by the Mozart family, Leopold and Wolfgang.
Dégustation and Menu information will be posted
after September 26.
Star of the Vienna State Opera and known throughout the world, Romanian Soprano Teodora Gheorghiu, will be featured in a performance of Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs,
with Debussy's Prélude l'après midi d'un faune,
and Copland's Appalachian Spring.
Dégustation and Menu information will be posted
after December 19.