September 28-October 1
Guests arriving, VIP Drink Reception, Piano Trio Concert - 'A Viennese Treat', Dinner Buffet
Drinks Reception, Clarinet Trio Concert - 'A German Affair', Dinner Buffet,
Drinks Reception, Cello Concert 'A Tribute to Christopher Verney', Dinner Buffet
Art Exhibition, Wine Tasting, Family Concert
Giez Festival was founded in 2013 by Swiss aristocrat Christiane de Muller and concert cellist Linda Lin. The pair has co-hosted many recitals and exhibitions at Giez Castle over the years, and time has finally come to launch the much-anticipated music festival.
The aim of the festival is to provide a platform for the international concert soloists to showcase their talent in front of a sophisticated audience, to evoke discussions on art and culture, and most importantly of all, to have a good time!
Giez Festival 2017 lasts for four days, with guests arriving on the afternoon of Thursday September 28. Nearest airport is the Geneva international airport, followed by a short 55 minute train/car journey to Giez. Please join us in this very special music festival in the heart of Switzerland, and let us share with one another the joy of music-making, fine dining, and the beauty of all that Switzerland has to offer. We look forward to welcoming back old friends, and making new ones!
Concert Cellist LINDA LIN is one of the most innovative and exciting musicians of her generation and has been described as having 'a penchant for flamboyance'. As the winner of the Young Artist of Australia at the age of 15, she made her debut performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which was broadcasted live on 3MBS FM and ABC Classic FM in Australia. Since then, she has been frequently performing and collaborating with artists worldwide.
With a flourishing career as an international soloist and Artistic Director of two European Festivals, Linda gives recitals across four continents including the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. She makes regular appearances across the UK including Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, National Portrait Gallery, Australia House, and has made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 2007 as the winner of the Derek Butler Award which marked her appearance on London BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme. Lin has won numerous awards including the Sir Edward Cooper Prize, the Florence Hooton Concerto Prize, the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, and the Associated Board International Scholarship.
Linda has worked with renowned artists including Ralph Kirshbaum, Steven Isserlis, Natalia Gutman, Philip Muller, Gary Hoffman and Leonid Gorokhov. Whilst performing with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra, she has had the privilege to work with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Trevor Pinnock, Lutz Kohler, and composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davis. Recent performance highlights include recitals at Australia House, Chelsea Arts Club, Lansdowne Club Mayfair, Kensington Palace, Grange Park Opera House, St. James´s Piccadilly, St. John´s Smith Square, St. Mary´s Cambridge, and the City of London Festival in LSO St. Luke's. Linda has also performed for the Royal Family on many occasions including the Ampney Park Manor House Celebration with Prince Harry, Kensington Palace Gala for Prince Michael of Kent, and Princess Diana's Memorial Service at the Guard's Chapel in 2007, which was broadcasted live on BBC1 and ITV1 worldwide. Former British MP and BBC Broadcaster Michael Portillo has also invited Lin to give private recitals at his Westminster mansion.
Linda Lin studied with David Strange, Colin Carr and Felix Schmidt at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with first class honours. Subsequently she was invited to become a Leverhulme Fellow to teach cello and chamber music. Her debut CD with pianist Ian Brown was launched in June 2013, under London Rooftop Records. Her second CD, featuring an all Russian programme, will be released later this year.
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