In a multicultural city like Geneva or in the Geneva area , the array of concerts and musicals that take place mirrors the strong and varied musical scene. Thanks to their cultured population, music festivals are at a premium, and for live music, Geneva region is hard to beat.
One of Europes most prestigious musical events; The Montreux Festival
, takes place in Montreux each July, and brings together world-class musicians, a vibrant ambience in an incredibly picturesque setting. The 2012 edition saw Katie Melua, Rufus Wainwright, Van Morrison and Jessie J take to the hallowed stage, following in the supremely talented footsteps of Prince, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and David Bowie who have performed in previous years. As prominent sponsors, Swiss Development Group plays an integral role in maintaining the festivals reputation for excellence and in securing a host of industry greats year upon year.
Another renowned event in Geneva region includes The Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey
which presents symphonic orchestras, renowned soloists and new talents. This year, a plethora of orchestras is attending, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London
, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg
as well as the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
With more and more festivals being added to the musical calendar in Geneva and its region, music and arts lovers will never be left disappointed.