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Fri, October 18, 2024 –
Sat, October 19, 2024
«Voices remembered»
Special Guests:
Julian Prégardien
Éric Le Sage

Dear music lovers

With «Voices Remembered» we celebrate great voices in music - and the 10th edition of «Zwischentöne». You can expect important vocal pieces from the Romantic period, as well as music by composers whose voices were not always heard for reasons we know only too well. And we commemorate some of the voices of recently deceased composers who have enriched the modern musical landscape with their work.

Julian Prégardien, one of the most outstanding classical singers of our time, is this year's special guest. With Éric Le Sage at the piano, you can enjoy Schumann's Dichterliebe and Schubert's Winterreise. With fading strength, Schubert is said to have raised his voice on his deathbed and wished for Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 131. Schubert's Octet celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, which we celebrate at the festival's closing concert. Shostakovich is the symbol of systematically suppressed voices in music, and his 8th String Quartet is sadly topical again and again. And what do the whales have to say about all this? Listen to it in George Crumb's «Vox Balaenae».

We will once again be honored by outstanding artists such as the clarinettist Pablo Barragán, the flutist Héléna Macherel, as well as Irene Abrigo and Jürg Dähler on violin and viola. And Milena Umiglia-Marena, who was the very first Young Festival Artist to perform at the festival in 2016, returns to the «Zwischentöne» as a mature and at least as captivating cellist. For the late-night concert, you can look forward to Irish folk with the sibling duo Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta.


«Voices remembered»



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Olivia Walker

Editor in Chief

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Dan Mitchell

Assistant Manager

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Noah Patterson

Programming Editor

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Passes (now) and single tickets (from July 31st)

can be booked via:

Phone: 0900 585 887

Monday – Friday 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m

CHF 1.20 / min. from a Swiss landline

Students receive a 50% discount on all prices

Residents of Engelberg and second home owners receive a 10% discount
(Please ask Engelberg Tourismus for promo codes) 

Advance sales begin in mid-June


Festivalpass A:      10 concerts Fri-Sun (excl. monastery tour and Dîner)     

                                       Cat I: CHF 450.-

                                       Cat II: CHF 370.- 

Festivalpass B:       7 concerts Fri/Sat (excl. monastery tour and ner)

                                        Cat I: CHF 320.-

                                        Cat II: CHF 280.-

Festivalpass C:        7 concerts Sat/Sun (excl. monastery tour and ner)

                                         Cat I: CHF 330.-

                                         Cat II: CHF 290.-



On Saturday 21.10. From about 9.30 p.m., after concert 7, the joint dinner with the artists will take place in the Ristorante Al Monastero. A menu is served for 45.00 (excl. drinks), with a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian. 


Guests and artists will sit together at mixed tables.  If there are several people in a booking, they will be seated at the same table if possible. If you would like to be at the same table with certain other audience members, please email us with your requests at

The menu you will find here. Bookings via this link.


Partner Hotels

The Zwischentöne Festival extends its gratitude to our partner hotels in Engelberg, who make a generous contribution to the success of the festival by providing accommodation for musicians and our team.


We recommend all visitors to book their stay at one of these hotels. Please use the hotel code found on your Zwischentöne ticket when making your reservation.

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Kempinski Palace

special price: by giving the hotel code (noted on your ticket) you will receive a 20% discount

+41 41 639 75 75

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Hotel St. Josefshaus


special price: by giving the hotel code (noted on your ticket) 85.- p.p. in double room, 105.- p.p. in single room

+41 41 639 51 00

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Hotel Central

+41 41 639 70 70


Hotel Crystal

+41 41 637 21 22


Hotel Eienwaldli

+41 41 637 19 49


Hotel Hahnenblick

+41 41 637 12 12


Hotel Ski Lodge

+41 41 637 35 00


Hotel Sonnwendhof

+41 41 637 45 75


Hotel Bellevue Terminus

+41 41 639 68 68


Hotel Schweizerhof

+41 41 637 11 05




The Kursaal Engelberg, built in 1902, is one of the most magnificent Belle Epoque halls in Switzerland. After four years of renovation, it has been shining in new splendor since October 2020.


With its enchanting ambiance and excellent acoustics, it provides the ideal setting for a chamber music festival like the Zwischentöne.

You can find the Kursaal at Bahnhofstrasse 15, a 5-minute walk from Engelberg train station. The entrance for the audience is located on the side of the Kurpark. You can park in the associated parking garage, which has a lift to the hall.


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Business Manager:

Pedro Zimmermann



Our special thanks go to the generous support of the association «Friends of the Zwischentöne Engelberg Chamber Music Festival». The festival would not be possible without this active support, including the valuable relationship building within the local community.


We encourage you to become a member of the association as well, to strengthen the successful continuation of the festival in the future.

Infos and a sign up sheet  you can find here.



We thank our supporters:


 Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper Stiftung  – Alice Rosner Foundation 

Schüller-Stiftung – Elsener-Gut Stiftung –  Thyll Stiftung 

Association Friends of Zwischentöne Engelberg

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Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper Stiftung – Alice Rosner Foundation
Schüller-Stiftung – Elsener-Gut Stiftung

Thyll Stiftung – Ref. Kirchgemeinde Engelberg
Verein «Freunde des Kammermusikfestivals Zwischentöne Engelberg»

Hotel Patner

Special thanks also to our hotel partners, who make an invaluable contribution by sponsoring the hotel rooms for the musicians and staff:

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