Verbier Festival
orchestras_successstories

Seit seiner Gründung haben über 770 Musiker im Alter von 17 bis 29 Jahren und aus mehr als 61 Ländern im Orchester unter den bedeutendsten Dirigenten und mit weltbekannten Solisten gespielt. Heute ist das Verbier Festival Orchestra als eines der weltbesten Jugend- und Trainingsorchester anerkannt. Viele Musiker fanden im Anschluss an diese Erfahrung Aufnahme in führenden Orchester.

They include: 
(if you are a VFO alumni appointed in an orchestra and don’t figure in the list below, please feel free to contact us at orchestras@verbierfestival.com)

STRINGS

Violin

Daniel Andai – VFO ’05-’06, VFCO ’07-’13 – Concertmaster – Miami Symphony, Dean – New World School of Arts, Artistic Director – Killington Festival

Sun Kyung Ban– VFO ’13 – First violin principal –Korean Boradcasting Orchestra

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois– VFO ’00-’05, VFCO ’06&’14, Concertmaster –Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida/USA

Liana Berube– VFO ’06-’08 – Associate Concertmaster –San Jose Chamber Orchestra, California/USA

Mariya Borozina– VFO ’02-’05; VFCO ’06-’08 – San Francisco Opera

Jerry Chiu– VFO ’11, ’12 – Colorado Symphony

Sonia Coppey– VFO ’00-’04, VFCO ’05-’10 – Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Norway

Filip Fenrych– VFO ’06-’08, VFCO ’09-’14, Principal Second violin – Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Lulu Fuller– VFO ’03-’05; VFCO ’05-’10 – Philharmonia Orchestra London

Julian Gil Rodriguez– VFO ’12-14 – London Symphony Orchestra

Roberto González Monjas – VFO 11′-13′, VFCO 14′ – Concertmaster –Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Italy

Laura Ha – VFO ’11-13, VFCO ’14-15 – Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Portland/USA

Will Haapaniemi– VFO ’08-09 – Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Emma Hancock McGrath– VFO ’07 – Associate Concertmaster – Seattle Symphony

Sheryl Hwangbo– VFO ’10, ’11 – Detroit Symphony

Lelia Iancovici – VFO ’04-’05, VFCO ’06-’14 – Valencia Orchestra, Spain

Christoph Koncz– VFO ’04, ’05; VFCO ’06-’11 – Principal Second – Wiener Philharmoniker

Justine Lamb-Budge- VFO ’12-14 – Associate Concertmaster – Kansas City Symphony Orchestra

Matous Michal – VFO ’14 – Chicago Symphony

Simon Michal – VFO ’15 – Chicago Symphony

Mae Lin- VFO ’07 – Seattle Symphony

Kuan-cheng Lu- VFO ’01 – New York Philarmonic

Asaf Maoz– VFO ’02-’04, VFCO ’08-’14 – Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Geneviève Martineau– VFO ’06-’08, VFCO ’09-’13 – Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Etien Meneri– VFO ’00-’04, VFCO ’07-’11 – Israel Camerata Jerusalem

Ju Yeong Moon– VFO ’11 – First Principal – Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Aya Muraki– VFO ’00-’04, VFCO ’05-’14 – Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Norway

Sara Pastine – VFO ‘11-13 – RAI Symphony Orchestra, Turin/Italy 

Olga Polonsky– VFO ’04, ’05; VFCO ’06-’11 – Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin

Polina Kozhevnikova – Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Alexandros Sakarellos– VFO ’06-’08, VFCO ’09-’14 – Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sayaka Takeuchi– VFO ’02-’06, VFCO ’05-’14 – Tonhalle Orchester Zürich

Kirill Terentiev– VFO ’02, ’03 – Concertmaster – Mariinsky Theatre

Marc Daniel van Biemen– VFO ’10, ’11 – Royal Concertgebouw 

Asuka Yano– VFO ’06-’09; VFCO ’08 – San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Hyejin Yune– VFO ’12 – Minnesota Orchestra

Lena Zeliszewska– VFO ’07-’09 – First Assistant – City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Viola

Lotem Beider – Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniela Ivanova- VFO ’01, ’04 – Wiener Philharmoniker

Anton Jivaev– VFO ’00; VFCO ’05-’11 – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Rebekah Newman– VFO ’09, ’10 – Minnesota Orchestra

Florentza Nicola– VFO ’02-’03, VFCO ’07 – Montpellier National Orchestra

Janka Szomor-Mekis– VFO ’08-’10, VFCO ’11-’14 – Zürcher Kammer Orchester

Cello

Anne-Sophie Basset– VFO ’07, ’08; VFCO ’09 – WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Anna Burden– VFO ’10 – Associate Principal – Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Rosanna Butterfield – VFO ’13-15 – Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Portland/USA

Lionel Cottet – VFO ’12 VFCO ’13-’14 Associate Principal – Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester

Bruno Delepelaire– VFO ’10-’12, Principal cello – Berliner Philharmoniker

Dorothea Figueroa– VFO ’00, ’01 – Associate Principal – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Stephan Koncz– VFO ’04, ’05; VFCO ’06-’09 – Berliner Philharmoniker

Nerina Elena Mancini– VFO ’02-’03, VFCO ’10-13 – Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin

Double bass

Kristen Bruya- VFO ’04, ’05 – Assistant Principal – Toronto Symphony

Jonathan Colbert– VFO ’05-’08, VFCO ’10-14 – The Royal Danish Orchestra

Michael Fuller– VFO ’01, ’05; VFCO ’06, ’08 – Philharmonia Orchestra, London

Travis Gore- VFO ’05, ’06 – Seattle Symphony

Alex Hanna– VFO ’06-’08 – Principal – Chicago Symphony

Sarah Hogan– VFO ’03, ’05 – St. Louis Symphony

Brendan Kane– VFO ’06-’11, VFCO ’12-’14 – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Joseph Kaufman- VFO ’04 – Seattle Symphony

Dan Krekeler– VFO ’01, ’04 – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Joan Perarnau Garriga– VFO ’08, VFCO ’09-’13, Associate Principal – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Scott Pingel– VFO ’00 – Principal – San Francisco Symphony

Noah Reitman – VFO ’11-13 – Assistant Principal- Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Nicholas Schwartz– VFO ’10-’12, VFCO ’13-’14 – Royal Concertgebouw

Ivy Wong – VFO ’13-15 – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

WOODWINDS

Flute

Rute Fernandes – VFO ’13-15 – Zürich Opera Orchestra

Alistair Howlett– VFO 2010-2012, Principal –Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Sangah Nah– VFO ’08-’10; VFCO ’11 – Principal – Orchestre de Colonne, Paris/France

Oboe

Jennifer Christen– VFO ’10, ’11 – Principal – Indianapolis Symphony

Rémi Grouiller – VFO ’14 – Orchestre de Paris

Nathan Hughues– VFO ’00 – Principal – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Emmanuel Laville– VFO ’07-’08, VFCO ’08-’13, Principal – Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kevin Pearl – VFO ’13-15 – Principal – Milwaukee Symphony, Wisconsin/USA

Jessica Pearlman– VFO ’08-’09, Principal – Pacific Symphony Orchestra

Clarinet

Camillo Battistello– VFO ’11 – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Pedro Lopez – VFO ’09-12 – Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Andreas Ottensammer– VFO ’09 – Principal – Berliner Philharmoniker

Giovanni Punzi – VFO ’13-15 – Principal – Copenhagen Philharmonic

Dmitry Rasul – Kareyev– VFO ’06; VFCO ’08 – Principal – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Balasz Rumy – VFO ’08-10 – Principal – Hungarian State Opera House

Bassoon

Axel Benoit- VFO ’11-’13 – Principal Berner Sinfonieorchester

Sam Blair– VFO ’09-’11 – Kennedy Center for the Arts/Washington National Opera Orchestra

Pierre Gomes– VFO ’09-’11, VFCO ’12-’14 – Solo bassoon – Orchestre National de Lorraine

Billy Short– VFO ’10-’12 – Principal – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

BRASS

Horn

Joe Assi– VFO ’08-’10 – Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Jimmy Charitas– VFO ’11-’12, Principal Horn – Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon

Geneviève Clifford– VFO ’07-’09, VFCO ’08-’11 – Essener Philharmoniker, Germany

James Ferree– VFO ’10-’12, VFCO 2013-’14 – Principal Horn – Richmond Symphony, Virginia/USA

Austin Hansen – VFO ’13-14 – Colorado Symphony

Lionel Pointet – VFO ’13-15 – Zürich Opera Orchestra

Oliver Redfearn– VFO ’08, VFCO ’09-’11 – Hofer Symphoniker, Bavaria/Germany

David Sullivan– VFO ’06-’08, VFCO ’09-’14 – Associate Principal – Kansas City Symphony

Jonathan Wegloop – VFO ’13-15 – Philharmoniker Hamburg

Trumpet

Nathaniel Hepler– VFO ’09-’11, VFCO ’12-’13 – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Caleb Hudson– VFO ’10, ’11 – Canadian Brass Quintet

Trombone

Matteo de Luca– VFO ’07-’09 – Principal – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Inaki Ducun– VFO ’10, ’11 – Principal – Komische Oper Berlin

Vanessa Fralick– VFO ’10 – Assistant – St. Louis Symphony, Missouri/USA

Shachar Israel– VFO ’08, ’09 – First Assistant – Cleveland Orchestra

Jonathan Reith– VFO ’10-’12 – VFO ’13-’14 – Trombone solo –Orchestre de Paris

David Rey– VFO ’02-’08 – Principal – Brussels Philarmonic

Tuba

John Whitener– VFO ’05-’09 – Principal – Royal Scottish National Orchestra

PERCUSSIONS

Sabela Caridad Garcia – VFO ’11-13 – Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Spain

Michael Israelievitch– VFO ’04, ’07 – Principal timpani and percussion – Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota/USA

Jacob Nissly– VFO ’08, ’09 – Principal – San Francisco Symphony

Michael Roberts – VFO ’10 – ’13 – Percussion – Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Portland/USA

Ian Sullivan– VFO ’12 – ’15 – Principal timpani – New York City Ballet

Samuli Viitanen– VFO ’08-’09 – Timpani – Finnish National Opera

If you are a VFO alumni appointed in an orchestra and don’t figure in the list above, please feel free to contact us at orchestras@verbierfestival.com