Montreux Jazz Festival
3 – 18 July 2015
Music is alive, and you can feel its pulse at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Musicians from all over the world – newcomers and legends – will perform during two weeks. Music genres other than jazz have long since become part of the celebration and now high-class musicians representing just about every style of music produce a colourful mixture of sounds.
UBS has been one of the Festival's main sponsors since 1988.
Prix du Public UBS
As part of the Festival 2014, the Montreux Jazz Artist Foundation, together with UBS, jointly launched the public choice award – the Prix du Public UBS. The prize will yearly be bestowed on one of 15 rising new artists nominated by the Festival for competitions in Voice, Piano and Guitar, in addition to Music in the Park acts.
The promotional platform allows young musical talents to gain direct exposure to a broad audience and offers a rich variety of performance opportunities. In turn, the audience not only has the opportunity to be directly involved in the Festival's activities but is also invited to participate as jury.
The creation of the Prix du Public UBS emphasizes the solid partnership of UBS and the Montreux Jazz Festival. With its projects for the promotion of young talent, UBS demonstrates its commitment to actively contributing towards the development and preservation of a shared cultural heritage in the creative arts in general – and the festivals in particular.
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