The Riga Jurmala Music Festival has announced that Credit Suisse is to become an international sponsor and a platinum partner for the Festival’s 2021 season. This new partnership supports the Festival’s long-term ambition to become one of the top classical music summer events and underscores Credit Suisse’s continuous commitment to classical music.

As part of the partnership, Credit Suisse is supporting the Festival’s core programme, making, among other things, cross-industry collaboration, world-class performances and excellent visitor experience possible, as well as year-round initiative’s such as its Academy which provides young musicians access to mentoring and masterclasses with some of the great musicians of our time.

Zane Culkstena, Executive Director of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival: “Our new partnership with Credit Suisse is a major accomplishment by the festival’s team and a significant milestone towards achieving our organisation’s long-term ambition. It is also a very strong signal reaffirming the importance of cross-sector collaborations, corporate sponsorship and philanthropy to ensure that creative industries can continue to exist and develop during and after the pandemic. Switzerland is known for its rich classical music landscape, and we are deeply proud and honoured that in its third year of existence, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival has attracted the attention of such a reputable partner and organisation as Credit Suisse. We will continue our efforts to make sure that our summer 2021 season delivers an artistically rich musical experience combined with the highest standards for customer and artist care.”

Mathias Ordody, Market Area Head for Central Europe at Credit Suisse: “We are proud to partner with the Riga Jurmala Music Festival. With Jurmala and other internationally renowned concert houses we support from Zurich to Beijing and Sydney, our goal is to make classical music as accessible as possible for as many people as possible. Central Europe and the Baltics are focus areas for Credit Suisse and this partnership is a great opportunity to show our commitment to the region.”

About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is one of the world’s leading financial services providers. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, Credit Suisse’s strategy is built on its core strengths as a leading wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Credit Suisse employs approximately 48,800 people.

About Riga Jurmala Music Festival

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival held its first season in summer 2019. After a successful first year, the festival was included in British newspaper The Telegraph’s top 10 summer festivals, in addition to gaining a prestigious EFFE Label from the European Festivals Association. Every summer during the festival, the world’s leading symphony orchestras and conductors visit Riga and Jurmala to allow people to enjoy symphonic, chamber and solo concerts, and to listen to star classical musicians and emerging talents, with 20 concerts offered over a four-week period. More information: