1983, graduate, Julliard School; 1999, Exec. MBA, St. Gallen Univ.; GMP, Harvard. Early 1980s, solo violinist. 1986, Co-Founder, and 1986-88, Director, Int'l Davos Music Festival's Young Artists in Concert. Since 1999, Artistic and Executive Director, Lucerne Festival; heads annual Summer, Easter and Piano festivals. Board Member: Avenir Suisse Foundation, Davos Festival Foundation, UBS Cultural Foundation, Pierre Boulez Foundation, Curtis Institute of Music Board of Overseers. Chairman of the Jury, Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. 2000, Global Leader for Tomorrow, World Economic Forum. Artistic Adviser, Pacific Music Festival, Sapporo, Japan. Recipient of awards and honours.