The Swiss Alps Chamber Ensemble was founded especially for the Swiss Alps Classics. It consists of top-class musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic and other renowned orchestras. The ensemble celebrated its debut under the direction of Prof. Dr. Clemens Hellsberg on June 30, 2017 with the "Concert in the Mountain" in the Sasso San Gottardo and has since become program fixture of the festival.
The aim of Swiss Alps Classics is a continuous expansion of the ensemble in the coming years.
On Friday, June 12, 2020, the SWISS ALPS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE will perform in Disentis/GR in the newly renovated and over 1,400-year-old monastery church of St. Martin, which is of great historical value and a cultural asset of national importance. The SWISS ALPS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, with the participation of top-class members of the Vienna Philharmonic and under the artistic direction of EMMANUEL TJEKNAVORIAN, is particularly impressive with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birthday we are celebrating this year.