Verbier Festival
Verbier Festival 2017

Academy Musicians 2018

Forty-nine musicians from 21 countries have been selected for the 25th edition of the Verbier Festival Academy.

Piano

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett
United Kingdom
Age 21

Alim Beisembayev

Alim Beisembayev
Kazakhstan
Age 20

Luca BurattoLuca Buratto
Italy
Age 25


Mao FujitaMao Fujita
Japan
Age 19




Alexander GadjievAlexander Gadjiev
Italy
Age 23

Giuseppe Guarrera
Italy
Age 26

Max Ma

Max Ma
United States
Age 21

Alexei Menikov

Alexei Melnikov
Russia
Age 28

Violin

SongHa ChoiSongHa Choi
South Korea
Age 18

Timothy ChooiTimothy Chooi
Canada
Age 24


Ioana Cristina GoiceaIoana Cristina Goicea
Romania
Age 25

Abigél Králik
Hungary
Age 19


Cosima Soulez LarivièreCosima Soulez Larivière
France / Netherlands
Age 21


Ryosuke SuhoRyosuke Suho
Japan
Age 22

Belle TingBelle Ting
Canada
Age 18

Diana TishchenkoDiana Tishchenko
Ukraine
Age 27

Viola

Jordan BakJordan Bak
United States
Age 23

Ming-Yu HsuMing-Yu Hsu
Taiwan
Age 18

Nicolas LoubatonNicolas Loubaton
France
Age 23


Martin MoriartyMartin Moriarty
Ireland
Age 23



Pauline Schulte-Beckhausen
Pauline Schulte-Beckhausen
Germany
Age 19


Caeli SmithCaeli Smith
United States
Age 26

Sào Soulez LarivièreSào Soulez Larivière
France / Netherlands
Age 19

Tahara AyakoAyako Tahara
Japan
Age 24

Cello

Danielle AktaDanielle Akta
Israel
Age 15


Christoph Croisé

Christoph Croisé
France
Age 24

Christine J. LeeChristine J. Lee
South Korea
Age 26

Sandra Lied HagaSandra Lied Haga
Norway
Age 24

Shazuki MitsuiShizuka Mitsui
Japan
Age 26

Erica PiccottiErica Piccotti
Italy
Age 18

Aleksey ShadrinAleksey Shadrin
Russia
Age 25

Kristina WiniarskiKristina Winiarski
Sweden
Age 23

Chamber Music Ensembles

Amatis Piano Trio

Amatis Piano Trio. Photo: Marco Borggreve

Amatis Piano Trio
Mengjie Han, piano (Netherlands)
Lea Clara Hausmann, violin (Germany)
Samuel Shepherd, cello (United Kingdom)


Trio SōraTrio Sōra
Pauline Chenais, piano (France)
Magdalena Geka, violin (Latvia)
Angèle Legasa, cello (France)

Singers

Christian Andreas AdolphChristian Andreas Adolph
Baritone
Role in Rigoletto: Il Conte di Monterone
Germany
Age 26

Andrés AgudeloAndrés Agudelo
Tenor
Role in Rigoletto: Il Duca di Montova
Colombia
Age 25

Emily EdmondsEmily Edmonds
Mezzo-soprano
Australia
Age 26

Leonardo Lee


Leonardo Lee
Baritone
Role in Rigoletto: Rigoletto
South Korea
Age 30


Sandra Hamaoui
Soprano
Role in Rigoletto: Contessa Ceprano
France / United States
Age 25


Alexandra Nowakowski
Soprano
Role in Rigoletto: Gilda
United States
Age 26

Theo Platt
Bass-Baritone
Role in Rigoletto: Marullo
United Kingdom
Age 25

Kieran Rayner
Baritone
New Zealand
Age 29


Sava VémicSava Vémic
Bass
Role in Rigoletto: Sparaficule
Serbie
Age 30

Joel Williams
Tenor
Role in Rigoletto: Borsa and Page
United Kingdom
Age 26

Students-in-Residence: Piano

Maximilian Haberstock
Germany
Age 13

Yoav LevanonYoav Levanon
Israel
Age 14

Alexandra Stychkina


Alexandra Stychkina
Russia / Greece
Age 14