Nyon Orchestra looking for new members – Expats included! Hear them play on 25 May

Da capo poster

Photo above – the Orchestre da Capo On Saturday 25th May in Nyon, the Orchestre da Capo will play alongside four graduating students from the COV (Conservatoire de L’Ouest Vaudois) at the Temple de Nyon (in the centre of Nyon) at 18:30. The four soloists – Helena Ricci on harp, Béatrice North, Luca Gendre and Florian […]

Open House at the Conservatoire of Nyon – Saturday


  It’s “Open House” at the Conservatoire of Nyon on the 16th March from 10:00 to 12:30.  Its a good opportunity to discover the courses that this prestigious music academy runs during the year for both children and adults. The Conservatoire is set right along Nyon’s lake side. There are also courses run in Morges […]

What’s On In Nyon- Chess Tournament And Classical Music


Chess Tournament In Signy on 1st – 2nd Of February The Cercle d’Echec de Nyon is holding a chess tournament at the Signy Shopping Center this Friday and Saturday. The inscription fee is 10.- for the Blitz (rounds of 5 minutes per player) on Friday at 6pm, and 15.- for the tournament on Saturday (10am- […]

“Living along Lac Léman” book is now for sale! – The perfect gift for everyone.

Cropped back cover

Tuesday evening in Nyon saw the official launch of  the book “Living along Lac Léman”. Thankyou so much to all those who came to the Villa Thomas at the COV for the vernissage/launch. Photos above. Happy book fans!   The venue in the stunning lake side setting made it the perfect place to launch the book. It also gave readers of […]

Events coming up plus Living in Nyon book launch!

Front cover LALL

Listed below are a few musical, sports and other events coming up in the area, plus news of a Living in Nyon book launch on the 4th October!   Music -  On Saturday 24th September Canadian singer/ songwriter Ian Kelly will be playing at the Parenthèse in the centre of Nyon. His second album “Speak your Mind” sold over 40,000 copies and […]

Villa Niedermeyer is now officially open – Events on this weekend

Opening villa  niedermeyer

The sound of jazz and classical music drifted over the lake on Tuesday evening as pupils from the Conservatoire of Nyon (COV) played at the official opening of the Villa Niedermeyer. This villa, which is situated next to the Villa Thomas (the current home of the Conservatoire) had remained empty for many years and it was becoming […]

Brocante and Christmas fair, Conservatoire’s end of year concert

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Every year the Conservatoire of Western Vaud (the Conservatoire currently has 1200 pupils and 73 teachers), puts on an original performance for the public. Their Christmas concert this year will take place at 18:30 on Thursday 16th December in St Prex and will bring 90 pupils and their teachers together for a Christmas themed musical show. The public will see […]

Events coming up in the Nyon area over this weekend.

Autumn chateau gardens

The lovely sunny warm weather continues here in the Nyon area and with it, many people are out  and about appreciating  the lovely autumnal colours in Nyon’s parks and gardens. Photo above - the gardens just below the Chateau.  Some news from Nyon Latest news in Nyon is that the Roulotte (the temporary café  behind the station) will close this […]

Fête de la Musique in Nyon starts tomorrow


There are scores of different groups and bands playing in Nyon over the next three days, all in different styles and genres providing live and free music for the town. There is a site dedicated to this festival so whether you prefer classical music down at the Conservatoire, or rock in the street or choral music […]

Spring Market and Classical Concert this weekend

It’s the Spring market in Nyon on Saturday 28th, with lots going on in the centre of town. Shops are open until 18:00, there are stands in the street from a Morroccan souk selling couscous and mint tea and other specialities, to jazz bands to a second hand bike sale in the place du chateau (see post below). On […]