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Newsletter LGT Young Soloists

Invited to Cape Town

Alexander Gilman enjoys a long-standing artistic collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Now, two members of the ensemble have been given the opportunity to perform at the Cape of Good Hope.

LGT Young Soloists in Tel Aviv

Despite rain and low temperatures, the LGT Young Soloists look back upon a heart-warming concert week in Israel.

DVD Release - LGT Young Soloists up close

You can now not only listen to the LGT Young Soloists on CD, but also watch them on video. The newly released DVD provides an in-depth insight into the musical activities of the young talents.

The LGT Young Soloists window display

Anyone arriving or traveling through Zurich Airport since the beginning of the year has likely come across the LGT Young Soloists.

A vision and its maker

Being born with exceptional talent is a wonderful gift. But talent can also isolate people. That is why the LGT Young Soloists can and should share their talent with each other.

Russian Soul

A Highlight at the Start of the Year. From 4 to 7 January 2017 the LGT Young Soloists are recording their second CD, “Russian Soul”. 

A triumphant conclusion

Our guest performance at the Abu Dhabi Classic Festival was like a triumphant conclusion to a wonderful year of concerts or a tale from the Arabian Nights.

Christmas greetings

The LGT Young Soloists wish you happy holidays and all the very best for 2017:

Live in concert

Familiar pastures, an impromptu soccer match and Hollywood amid the desert sands

Changing backdrops in Europe, Asia and the Middle East – the last few weeks have been filled with a number of premieres for the LGT Young Soloists, both on and off the stage.

Samuel Weilacher - a young talent introduces himself

His great passion is the cello, his idol is Rostropowitsch, and his dream is to play the Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Concert review

A rousing concert evening at TAK in Schaan, Liechtenstein


Win an trip to Abu Dhabi

Win an unforgettable trip to Abu Dhabi!

Images from an exhibit

Old Masters accompanied by music performed by the LGT Young Soloists. This feast for the eyes and ears could recently be experienced in Bern.

Chamber music featuring soloists: a “tête-à-trois”

Our longstanding members Elena Kawazu and David Nebel recently met with great success as they charted new territory: as a chamber ensemble, the two young violinists played at the Kulturhaus Uster together with pianist and co-founder of the LGT Young Soloists Marina Seltenreich. The musical sparks were flying so far in the intimate setting that they could be felt by the audience. This is no surprise, seeing as the concert was entitled Sonaten und virtuose Feuerwerke (Sonatas and Virtuoso Fireworks). We are proud to look on as our project unfolds, and how friendships and new musical ideas develop.

Concert debut at Schloss Elmau

The LGT Young Soloists opened this years Liedwochen at Schloss Elmau

A new face among the ranks of the LGT Young Soloists: Carlo Lay

The young cellist Carlo Lay played wonderfully at the auditions in Zurich at the beginning of July 2016 and impressed us all. The trial project that followed in Salzburg was a pleasant experience and he is now an integral part of the ensemble. One success leads to another: in August, our young up-and-coming talent received the "Förderpreis 2016" at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. For the experts: Carlo Lay plays a Toppani cello made in 1733 that was lent to him by the Andarta foundation.

Orchestra in Residence

Gstaad, Verbier, Rheingau, Spoleto…classical music likes to “move” to the countryside or the mountains in summertime. St. Christoph am Arlberg will soon also likely be added to this roster of highly regarded names.

A viola for Benedetta

The prices of instruments made by great masters are exorbitant. How fortunate that there are foundations such as the Pro Canale Fondazione!

Auditions – young talents present themselves

The equivalent of what for most people is an interview is an audition in the case of artists. On 2 July, auditions for the Young Soloists were held at the Musikhaus Jecklin in Zurich.

First prize for Leo!

Congratulations to our violinist Leo Esselson on winning the first prize with distinction at the International Karl Adler Music Competition in Stuttgart, Germany. Bravo!