15 May 2013
Inauguration of the bust of Richard Strauss
This weekend was officially inaugurated the bust of German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949), who stayed in our town at the end of his life. Following this event, a special concert was held in the foyer of the Auditorium Stravinski. The Geneva International Orchestra was led on this occasion by the great Swiss conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher. The program featured two works by Richard Strauss (Capriccio and Metamorphoses) and a work by Richard Wagner (Siegfried Idyll).
Press article here
02 May 2013
FESTIVAL OF MEDIA GLOBAL 2013 ACHIEVES GUINNESS WORLD RECORD AT THE 2m2c IN MONTREUX !
The Festival of Media Global has set a new Guinness World Record at this year’s event, currently taking place in Montreux, Switzerland at the 2m2c Convention Centre.
The Festival was awarded the Record for Networking, thanks to C Squared account director James Fleetham’s effort at collecting 400 business cards within 24 hours. The record attempt was officially verified on site by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records, Marco Frigatti, who is the organisation’s head of records.
Achieving the record was no mean feat, as Mr Frigatti had to accompany James for the duration of the 24 hours and verify the number of business cards with a Guinness World Records scanner to ensure no duplicate cards were collected. Anyone who wants to break this record will have to surpass the 400 mark.
24 April 2013
A Guiness World Records™ during the Festival of Media at the 2m2c !
You've always wanted to participate to a world record, here's your chance !
In July 2006 already, during the Camlog Biotechnologies Congress at the 2m2c, 539 people have participated to "The largest music lesson" but the record has since then been broken.
More recently, in July 2011, Greg Parmley from England has established the record of "Most festivals visited in 30 days", which included a visit to the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Finally, "The most expensive music entry" was the CD set "Miles Davis at Montreux" which entered the US Top 20 Jazz chart in November 2002, and was priced $250.- US.
The Festival of Media will this time try to establish a brand new record adjudicated by Guinness World Records for "the most visit cards collected in 24h". Therefore, they will need to collect a minimum of 400 cards during the two days of the festival. This attempt will be supervised by Mr Marco Frigatti, head of records at Guinness World Records.
The record attempt will start monday 29th April at 11am and will end tuesday 30st April at 11am.
All the citizens and visitors in the Montreux region are welcome to drop-off their professional visit card at the main entrance of the 2m2c.
18 April 2013
Montreux Jazz Festival 2013
Here are the names you have been waiting for! We’re setting things on fire with 18 days of hot music—good thing there’s a lake to jump in! We’ve shaken up the playing field: three concert halls will be fighting over the microphone, taking the Festival to the next level and increasing quality. The lineup for the 47th edition marks Jazz’s return with a vengeance to its lakefront home, with a dizzying list of famous names. Surrounded by this musical constellation you can see the incandescence of rising stars being born.
22 March 2013
Montreux Jazz Festival: New Offer 2013
"Nothing is impossible for dreamers." This motto drives an evolving Festival. Steeped in a rich heritage, the Montreux Jazz Festival is being lovingly polished like a treasured LP. On the A-side: three paying venues with their own specific personalities. On the B-side: a selection of free events, fully remastered for this edition.
Video: Montreux Jazz Beyond
06 February 2013
The 2m2c will benefit from renovations
The Council of Montreux will grant an investment of 7 million Swiss francs for the technical renovation of the Montreux Music & Convention Centre (2m2c) on the occasion of its 40th year as well as for an architectural competition for structural renovations.
11 January 2013
Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, has died
It is with sadness that the 2m2c team has learnt of the death of Claude Nobs, Founder and Director of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Since 1993, the 2m2c has had the honour and privilege to welcome within its walls 19 of the 46 editions of this prestigious event which have fully contributed to the notoriety and development of the Montreux Music and Convention Centre.
The bonds with Claude Nobs and his entire crew have strengthened to the extent that the permanent members of the Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation joined the 2m2c premises in the year 2011.
Claude Nobs knew how to convey his passion for music, special event management and hospitality to us and this passion will be maintained at the heart of our activity, in remembrance of him.
Our thoughts are with him and his family.
20 December 2012
The programme of EMEC 2013 is now online!
EMEC, January 27-29, 2013, guarantees a rich and varied programme, of which the main theme is connectivity. orators will be invited, amongst whom we can mention Dr Bertrand Piccard, Swiss aeronaut and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. Discover the programme
26 September 2012
For the first time, the 2m2c will welcome Polymanga from 29th March to 1st April 2013 !
It is under the slogan “Polymanga in Montreux, it is moving house” that the 2013 edition dedicated to Japanese manga will take place in Montreux for the first time. Thousands of Japanese pop culture fans will be filing through Montreux from 29th March to 1st April.
09 August 2012
Portes Ouvertes au 2m2c le 22 septembre 2012
Le 2m2c, comme vous ne l'avez jamais vu!
Découvrez les coulisses, visitez les différents espaces et lieux insolites du Centre de Congrès de Montreux.