Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

Established in 1868, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich is the oldest and most prominent symphony orchestra in Switzerland and one of the world’s finest orchestras. Hailing from 20 nations, its 100 or so musicians give nearly 50 concerts in over 100 venues each year.

The orchestra normally performs in one of the world’s greatest concert halls, the Tonhalle Zurich, which opened in 1895. Due to renovation work, in 2017 it will move to a new, temporary location, the "Tonhalle at Maag", where it will remain until 2020. As the interim venue is situated in a popular clubbing district of Zurich, the orchestra is taking the relocation as an opportunity to attract and address younger audiences.

A Tonhalle Orchestra supporter since 1998, Swiss Re began sponsoring the orchestra’s Artist in Residence programme in 2012 to support young musicians and nurture novel ideas and fresh perspectives.

As the Artist in Residence programme will be on hiatus until the Tonhalle reopens in 2020, we are now working on a new format of sponsoring engagement for the next  years.

Artist in Residence

As Artist in Residence, a musician plays in chamber music concerts with orchestra members, making music among friends, in addition to performing as a soloist in a number of orchestral concerts and giving a solo recital. Percussionist Martin Grubinger is the 2016/2017 Artist in Residence.

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Corporate responsibility

Corporate responsibility

We have a long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and strive to implement this across our business. Our performance has received high ratings from independent third-party organisations.

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Swiss Re Milizpreis 2018

On 4 June 2018, Renato Fassbind, Vice Chairman of Swiss Re’s Board of Directors, presented the 2018 Swiss Re Civilian Service Prize to CHEIRA – Swiss Humanitarian Surgery, an association created in 2015...

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