Sponsored by the Pro Scientia et Arte Foundation and the Friends of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad. One of the main goals of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad has always been to give young talents a chance, to help and guide them, reason for which, from the very start, the festival included into its programme a series of concerts given in the Gstaad chapel by promising young musicians of diferent nationalities playing the same instrument.
Every year, this Prize aims to reward one of these young musicians with the opportunity of recording a CD with an orchestra, produced by Claves Records, ensuring a wide distribution. This Prize gives the laureate experience with microphones, collaboration with a conductor, with orchestra musicians, an artistic director, sound engineers… and finally the joy of an extensive distribution.
Our laureates’ success reminds us of the importance of supporting a promising career in its early days. We ofer our sincere thanks to our sponsors who enable us to continue in this direction. The Thierry Scherz Prize is an homage to the co-founder and artistic director of the Festival.