‘With this music festival, Sabine Stoffer and Nils Kohler have found a precios niche in this often jaded market.’
Wochen-Zeitung für das Emmental und Entlebuch, 28/08/2009


The 11th year offers the following programme:

18. August 2017, 19.00, Kulturkapelle

opening concert – the singing cellist

Simon Wallfisch, voice & cello

Eduard Rushton, piano
music by Richard Strauss
after the concert: Vernissage by Fred Walter Uhlig 


20. August 2017, 17.00
Barockmusik – Ensemble Libro I
Sabine Stoffer, Barockvioline
Alex McCartney, Theorbe
Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach / Sylvius Leopold Weiss


25. August 2017, 19.00, Kulturkapelle
piano music – Arte Animi piano duo
Yuka Munehisa, piano
Samuel Fried, piano
music by Sergej Rachmaninow / Samuel Barber / Camille Saint-Saëns / Alexander Rosenblatt


27. August 2017, 17.00, Kirche Biglen
reed music – BlattWerk Reed Quintet
Martin Bliggenstorfer, oboe
Jonas Tschanz, saxophone
Nils Kohler, clarinet
Richard Haynes, bass clarinet
Elise Jacoberger, bassoon
music by Robert Schumann / Jean Philippe Rameau / Maurice Ravel / Jannik Giger


01. September 2017, 19.00, Kulturkapelle
folk music – Trio Ambäck
Andreas Gabriel, violin 
Markus Flückiger, Schwyzerörgeli 
Pirmin Huber, bass


03. September 2017, 17.00, Kulturkapelle
classical music – Orion String Trio
Soyoung Yoon, violin
Veit Hertenstein, viola
Ben-Gregor Smith, cello
music by Franz Schubert / Ludwig van Beethoven / Ernst von Dohnányi


Since 2007, we have organised a music festival in the Kulturkapelle Arni near Biglen that mainly centres around the activity of young Swiss based artists.

The festival has seen the following artists amongst others: Gémeaux Quartett, Ernesto Molinari, Benjamin Engeli, Trio Rafale, Quatuor Byron, Nehad El Sayed Ghazy, Chantemoiselle, siJamais or musique en route.

The Kapellenkonzerte enriches the cultural life in Biglen and provides the region with a small but fine chamber music festival that radiates around the region due to its high calibre performances. Notably, the good acoustics of the chapel offers an ideal setting for a music festival. With a variagated programme we cater for a wide audience. Our costs are covered by sponsorship and retiring collections.

We are always very glad to find musicians that agree to play concerts without a fixed salary as they perform for the retiring collection. Thanks to their willingness, the festival gains a certain charme for it gives us the pleasurable opportunity to focus solely on the performance of chamber music .

The music making becomes an intimate gesture where the audience bears witness to the becoming of both well and lesser-known works in a cosy and intimate ambience.

Let yourself be enchanted by our chamber music concerts 2017 and the idylic setting of our festival. Take a look at our website www.kulturkapelle.ch where you can keep up to date with any news relating to the festival.

Sabine Stoffer & Nils Kohler

 ‘This little treasure in the temporary plethora of cultural events should not be lost to the region.’
Wochen-Zeitung für das Emmental und Entlebuch, 04/09/2008