Invite-only retreat in the Alps

Invite-only retreat in the Alps

Invite-only retreat in the Alps

Photo by Hasan Yavuz

Turkish pianist Seda Röder has launched the Sonophilia Summer Retreat, an invitation-only gathering for influential people and leaders from the art and business worlds to take place on Aug. 15. 

Held at the secluded Cultural Center of St. Jakob, the Sonophilia Summer Retreat will be an exclusive get-together of individuals who love music and the arts, are innovative and are looking for inspiring cross-conversations and new experiences in life. 

The Sonophilia Summer Retreat will provide a great forum for people in highly demanding positions to take a creative pause. 

“At the Sonophilia Summer Retreat, you will have a concentrated engagement with the arts, attend workshops to explore your own creativity and spend ample time connecting to an exclusive community of like-minded people who cultivate a fine sense of innovation, culture and sustainability,” said Röder. 

The retreat will feature inspiring keynotes by people from the business world such as top executive Anastassia Lauterbach and Austria’s leading volunteerism pioneer Tina Eckert, both of whom successfully incorporate arts, crafts and innovative design into their ventures. 

The day-long get-together will also contain a creative painting session (titled “Touching the Universe”) with internationally renowned artist Thomas Schönauer as well as a multi-media concert show by Röder and Ralph Richter. A special workshop on fusing mindfulness practices and music will be led by executive yoga coach & psychologist Karoline Zenz, along with Röder. 
“This is not a business conference where people have to reduce who they are to a 30 second elevator introduction. Instead, the Sonophilia Summer Retreat provides a setting to have real conversations and engage in a profound arts & music experience.” Röder said.   

To attend the Sonophilia Summer Retreat you either have to be nominated by an attendee, or compose a short written application @