The Bern Master Cycle was founded and established by the concert society. Today, the Meisterzyklus GmbH company in Zurich is the promoter of the six subscription concerts and the regular extra concerts. Behind the Bern Master Cycle is the Swiss cultural manager Thomas Pfiffner, who recently became responsible as director at the Winterthur Music College and managing director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Since 2014 he has also acted as managing director of the Orpheum Foundation, which supports young soloists. Content-wise, what the Bern Master Cycle has to offer is far superior to the local subsidised cultural and concert events. The careful distribution of event dates over the whole season and the diversity of the programming ensures the successful positioning of the Master Cycle. The successful concert series will be held for the first time at the Bern Kursaal from September 2017 to March 2018 due to extensive refurbishment work to be carried out on the Bern Culture Casino, which is due to reopen in the later summer of 2019. The array of artists appearing in the new season promises numerous highlights: Martha Argerich (piano); Xavier de Maistre (harp); Grigory Sokolov (piano); Daniel Hope (violin); Jan Lisiecki (piano), Fazil Say (piano) and Maurice Steger (recorder).