The Hindemith Music Centre in Blonay (Vaud, Switzerland) is housed in the Chalet Lacroix built around 1900 that was acquired and modernised by the Hindemith Foundation in 1976. The Hindemith Foundation expanded the Hindemith Music Centre through the new construction of a Pavilion in 1988. Up to 60 visitors can be received in a familiar atmosphere in the Chalet and in the Pavilion. The property is surrounded by a 17,000 m² park with old trees, providing a view onto Lake Geneva and the Alps. The beauty and peace of these surroundings encourage concentrated work, at the same time offering restful relaxation.
The regular guests of the Hindemith Music Centre in Blonay appreciate the warm welcome, the stimulating ambiance and the atmosphere characterised by the spirit of music.
Chalet de Lacroix
Ground floor: reception, library, Hindemith Salon (2 Bösendorfer grand pianos, 1 Revox tape recorder, LP, CD and cassette recorder), dining room for 60 persons altogether
1st floor: 4 double rooms with WC/bath and balcony, 1 double room with WC/bath without balcony (toilet and bath in the room, or private toilet and bath in the corridor)
2nd floor: 1 single room with balcony, 1 single room without balcony, 1 two-bed room with balcony, 2 three-bed rooms with balcony, 1 four-bed room with balcony, 1 four-bed room without balcony (toilets and showers in the corridor)
Basement: 1 instruction/practice room 28 m2 with a Sauter piano, 1 teaching/practice room 37 m2 with a Yamaha grand piano (video, LP and CD device), 1 teaching/practice room 25 m2 with a Kawai grand piano
Ground floor: Honegger Hall 49 m2 (approx. 7 x 7 m) with Schimmel grand piano, Bartók Hall 141 m2 (approx. 11.5 x 12 m) with Steinway B grand piano (CD and cassette recorder, overhead projector with double screen)
Mezzanine: 1 practice room 28 m2 with Kawai grand piano (CD device and tuner)
1st floor: 10 two-bed rooms with WC/shower