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Bachwochen Thun

Name:

Bachwochen Thun (since 2012)
Bachwochen Thun-Amsoldingen (until 2011)

Location:

Thun and Amsoldingen, Switzerland

Venues:

Thun's Parish Church
Romanesque Church Amsoldingen
KKThun (Centre of Culture and Congress)
Knight's Hall in the Castle of Thun
Thunís Romanesque Scherzligen Church

Years:

Since 1987 (Annual Festival)

Months:

Every year August/September
(August 15, 2010 - September 12, 2010; 6 concerts in 3 churches)
(August 12, 2012 - September 16, 2012; 9 concerts in 4 locations)

Artistic Director:

Foundress: Besse Welsh (1987-2004)
Jakob Stämpfli (2005-2008)
Julia Vincent (since 2008)

Ensembles:

2009: Tölzer Knabenchor; Minguet Quartett; London Baroque; The Hilliard Ensemble; soloists of the Berne Symphonie orchestra; Vital Julian Frey (Hapsichord); Naoki Kitaya (Harpsichord); Núria Rial (Soprano); Gabriel Schwabe (Violoncello)
2012: Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations, Emmanuel Pahud & Marie Pierre Langlamet, David Fray, Minguet Quartett & Léon Berben, Berner Bach-Chor

Website:

Bachwochen Thun
Bachwochen Thun on Facebook

History & Mission:

Exquisite Baroque Concerts

The Bachwochen Thun-Amsoldingen were founded in 1987 by the American flautist Besse Welsh. In 2005 the singing teacher Professor Jakob Stämpfli took over as the music festivalís artistic director. Since 2008 the Bach Weeks have been under the artistic direction of the violinist and cultural manager Julia Vincent (Zentrum Paul Klee Bern). Traditionally the inaugural concert is held in Thunís parish church, with other concerts performed in Thunís Romanesque Scherzligen Church. The principal venue is the Amsoldingen Church, which is more than one thousand years old and renowned for its atmospheric setting and unique acoustic, along with its legendary spiritual aura. The Bach Weeks are held every year from mid-August to mid-September and feature outstanding concerts with international soloists.

Recent Festivals:

21st Festival: Aug 20-Sep 7, 2008
22nd Festival: Aug 16-Sep 6, 2009
23rd Festival: Aug 15-Sep 12, 2010
24th Festival: Aug 14-Sep 11, 2011
25th Festival: Aug 12-Sep 16, 2012
26th Festival: Aug 11-Sep 8, 2013
27th Festival: Aug 12-Sep 14, 2014
28th Festival: Aug 7-Sep 6, 2015

Logo:

22nd Festival - 2009

23rd Festival - 2010

 24th Festival - 2011  25th Festival - 2012

26th Festival - 2013

27th Festival - 2014        
       
Programme        

Source: Julia Vincent - Bachwochen Thun-Amsoldingen (November 2009); Bachwochen Thun-Amsoldingen Website; Isabelle Bischof - - Bachwochen Thun (April 2012, April 2013)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - October 2014)

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