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About the Amateur Chamber Music Week

Over the week leading up to the Festival, talented musicians of all ages can indulge their passion for chamber music and receive invaluable advice by professional coaches.

The Verbier Festival Amateur Chamber Music Week is a unique opportunity for talented and enthusiastic amateur musicians. Over the course of a week, participants work with coaches selected from the Verbier Festival Academy and Verbier Festival Orchestra alumni as well as renowned festival artists.
2014 coaches include pianist Paul Coker, Thomas Gould, leader of the Aurora Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia and Verbier Festival Academy Laureate, violinist Philipp Bohnen, member of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Verbier Festival Orchestra alumna flutist Alena Lugovkina, Verbier Festival Academy alumni violist Tomoko Akasaka and violinist Yuuki Wong, as well as renowned cello professor Frans Helmerson, violist Lawrence Power and Gábor Takács-Nagy, founder of the Takács Quartet and Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.
After a week of intense music-making, the amateur participants will give a concert on the opening afternoon of the Festival on 18 July 2014.

There will be a private interview with Frans Helmerson and Lawrence Power for ACMW participants about their career and long experience of playing chamber music. This interview will take place on 17 July 2014 in the evening. Following this interview, we invite everyone for drinks and nibbles hosted by The Chamber Music Network ACMP.

Verbier Festival Amateur Chamber Music Week: 12 - 18 July 2014
Applications are open until 22 April 2014 (extended deadline !)
If you do have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Presented in collaboration with ACMP Network and Thomastik-Infeld Vienna 

“A fantastic week filled with wonderful music, new friendships and a lovely atmosphere…a chance to work towards chamber music perfection…”
Ariane Todes, Editor, The Strad Magazine (Read full article)