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Prepare for the most extraordinary
music experience of your life!

Presenting the Verbier Festival Music Camp

Are you a musician aged 15 to 17 looking for a life-changing musical experience?
Then the Verbier Festival Music Camp is for you!

Launched 2013, the Verbier Festival Music Camp is an international orchestral training programme for 15 to 17 year olds set in the heart of the Swiss Alps, and led by British star-conductor Daniel Harding. As a member of this brand new youth orchestra, you will rehearse and perform alongside talented young instrumentalists from all over the world and plunge into the fascinating Verbier Festival experience. Known worldwide for the quality of its music education initiatives, the Verbier Festival has invited inspiring musicians to deliver high-quality tuition which is both fun and challenging. Besides orchestral training, you will have the opportunity to attend concerts and explore the many leisure and sporting activities on offer in this stunning alpine setting!

The Verbier Festival Music Camp, alongside the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy (created in 1994), the Verbier Festival Orchestra (created in 2000), and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (created in 2004), has set standards of excellence, creativity and innovation in music education worldwide. With this new talent development programme, the Verbier Festival reaffirms its commitment to the next generation, offering even younger musicians a first-rate stepping stone towards a successful music career.

Be part of the adventure!

Save the date(s)!

1 November, 2013 - The online application period opens. Downloadable audition excerpts are published on the website.

28 February, 2014 - The online application period closes. This is also the final deadline for uploading or mailing all supporting application material.

21 March, 2014 - Applicants are notified by Verbier Festival of acceptance status.

30 March, 2014 - Deadline for accepted musicians to confirm invitation and request financial aid by e-mail. Additional invitations to wait-listed applicants follow as needed.

15 April, 2014 - Deadline for booking forms and parental consent and release forms to be sent.

7 July, 2014 - Start of the Verbier Festival Music Camp

3 August, 2014 - End of the Verbier Festival Music Camp