move to the lively Flon district in 2014
can largely be attributed to its Director,
the renowned conductor Hervé Klopfenstein. Housing the conservatory
in an ivory tower would be something that was inconceivable for the charismatic musician. “As art and culture belong on the streets, among the people, a conservatory must also try to ensure that it plays a role
in society.” Klopfenstein wants to do away with any feelings of adversity or reservation and hopes to communicate the spirit and joy of music. This credo is also reflected in his educational concept: “Performing on stage is a key tenet of our teaching from the very start.” This is attested to by the numerous concerts held in the BCV
Concert Hall and the diverse district every year, which add another facet to the area.