About the Orchestras
The Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra have set a world standard in orchestral training and are an essential part of the Verbier Festival’s success.
Verbier Festival Orchestra
Made up of approximately one hundred young musicians aged 17 to 29, the Verbier Festival Orchestra offers a unique opportunity for talented young musicians to network and develop within a professional environment. This training orchestra has been recognised for its dynamism and its passionate performances. Its fame is such that auditions for the 2011 line-up attracted more than 1000 candidates from the four corners of the Earth. The selected young musicians have an exceptional opportunity to receive intensive orchestral coaching from members of New York City's Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, under the aegis of Conductor Laureate James Levine. At the end of this intensive training session, under the baton of Music Director Charles Dutoit and some of the greatest international conductors, the Verbier Festival Orchestra performs during the Festival. Members of the Verbier Festival Orchestra also offer late evening chamber music concerts during the period of the Festival.
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, which comprises former musicians from the symphony orchestra, devotes itself to performing works from the chamber orchestra repertoire. Since 2006, the Chamber Orchestra has performed every year at the Verbier Festival, and this summer will be no exception. The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra will give five concerts at the 2012 Verbier Festival, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy, its Music Director, and others.
The live auditions for the Verbier Festival Orchestra which took place...
The Verbier Festival Music Camp is the first time the Festival has used...