A very kind message from Regine Sixt

A very kind message from Regine Sixt
Dear Music Lovers, dear Visitors of the 14th Gstaad New Year Music Festival, dear Friends,

What would our world be without brilliant music? Just unimaginable! Music is for me an absolutely indispensable element of our lives. Or – how Friedrich Nietzsche pointed it out so aptly: “Without music, life would be a mistake!”
So I thank all of you who contribute to this outstanding Music Festival. You truly help to fill our lives with beauty, harmony and meaning. I especially salute the young top-musicians who decide to dedicate their lives to the mission of cultivating this universal language that connects our civilization, our minds and our souls. Thank you so much for choosing the way of the artist to brighten up our world!
Through your music, you provide our existence with wings and you help our imagination to fly high. Isn’t music just the ultimate source of inspiration? A true gift from heaven to mankind? And music is also especially beneficial for the development of our children and youth. It was Plato who pointed out 2,400 years ago: “I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music are the keys to any learning.” In this sense: Thank you all for supporting this cause of promoting the power of music in a world that is desperately in need of inspiration, beauty and grace. Enjoy this outstanding evening with wonder and awe!
Regine Sixt