The Musique & Neige Festival has been staging chamber music concerts in Les Diablerets during the winter season since 1970. Sir Peter Ustinov, the British actor, writer and director, who was living in Les Diablerets at the time, came up with the idea for this event.
Each musical season kicks off on the first day of the year with a concert at the Maison des Congrès in Les Diablerets. The other seven concerts take place at the Temple de Vers-l'Eglise. This magnificent, unspoilt hamlet, the administrative center of the commune of Ormont-Dessus, is only a few minutes from Les Diablerets. Recitals, sonatas, trios and quartets of contemporary and classical works are presented. The quality of the program has ensured the festival's renown for over half a century.
The Festival Committee's intended aim is to provide music lovers from the region and beyond with top-quality concerts at affordable prices, in an atmosphere characterised by simplicity, a warm welcome and friendship.
Introducing young people to music is very important to us! The Festival offers afternoons in which to discover music, under the guidance of the musicians who will give the evening concert. This gives young Ormonians and visitors to the valley the chance to meet the artists and see the instruments up close.
A volunteer committee
Without volunteers, there is no festival! The members of the Festival Committee and the many volunteers who are active each evening of the concert are committed to a 100% volunteer base. A close-knit team that strives to make sure you have a great time listening to renowned ensembles in an enchanting setting.
The committee members, Yoann Huck is behind the camera.
President of the Committee and of the Association of Friends
Sylviane Huck, Yoann Huck, Brigitte Borloz, Yaël Bruigom, Séverine Mermod, Valérie Schneiter
The Festival is also kind and devoted punctual helpers :
Claude and Thierry Bretton - Chevallier, Philippe Dussoix, Élise Favre, Philippe Hebeisen, Gérard Huck, Nicole and Frédéric Keller, Claire Kurzen, Murielle Mettler, Michèle and Manuel Peitsch, Sabine Perret, Corinne Pernet, Cécile Pittex, Nathalie Rapin, Laurence Reber, Jean-Philippe Schneiter, Aurélie Vivet, Françoise and Michel Wicht.