Our principal sponsor

Capital Dynamics (www.capitaldynamics.com), Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm based in Zug, Switzerland, has supported Astona International since 2011.


Capital Dynamics commented: «At Capital Dynamics, we embrace a culture of performance and drive – we believe that by working hard and measuring our success by the results we deliver, we can grow both individually and together as a firm. Which is why when we initiated our sponsorship program, we were determined to find talented individuals who share these values – leading us to Astona International!» 


Since 2011, Capital Dynamics has given several highly-talented young musicians the chance to attend Astona’s international summer academy through scholarships and general financial support. “We are thankful for the opportunity to help such exceptionally talented young musicians turn their passion of music into a profession,” added Capital Dynamics.

Lyra Foundation

The Lyra Foundation (www.lyra.ch), created in 1995 by private banker Dr. Hans Vontobel, supports young, highly-gifted musicians through individual scholarships and donations for participating in master classes and in our Summer Music Academy Astona International.


Even before that, in 1987, Vontobel was intrigued by Nancy Chumachenco's idea to establish and develop an international summer music academy in Switzerland for talented students.  From the very beginning he was Astona's sole patron, a dedication and commitment which lasted 30 years until his death in January 2016.


The Lyra Foundation continued to support Astona by financing scholarships.

Our private sponsor and Donator

Dr. Hans-Peter Wild, entrepreneur and owner of Capri-Sun, Zug