Verbier Festival

Verbier Festival Orchestra Musicians

Meet the musicians of the 2018 VFO from around the globe.

New members recruited in 2018 are shown with an asterisk*




Marina Aikawa
Japan
Age 27



Shenae Anderson*
United States
Age 20



Daniel Cho
United States
Age 24


Kevin Chen
United States
Age 25



Leon Blekh*
Netherlands
Age 18

Petr Chonkushev*
Russia
Age 27




Aleksander Daszkiewicz
Poland
Age 24


Emma Gibout
France
Age 20



Yuri Katsumata
Japan
Age 26


Felicity James
United States
Age 22



Gihwan Kim*
South Korea
Age 26


Yurie Tamura
Germany
Age 28







Ah Young Kim*
South Korea
Age 23



Sooyeon Kim*
United States
Age 25

Seika Koike*
Japan
Age 22



Heemin Choi
Canada
Age 25

Madelaine Manasse*
United States
Age 22

Yue Qian*
China
Age 23





Nora Peterhans
Switzerland
Age 21

Age 26

Charline Steffann*
France
Age 23



Yabing Tan*
China
Age 28


Mayu Tomotaki*
Japan
Age 22

Cheuk Nam Tse*
Hong Kong
Age 22

Robson do Carmo Junior*
Brazil
Age 23


Cigdem Tuncelli
Switzerland
Age 19

Muhammedjan Sharipov*
Austria
Age 23


Emilie Weibel
Switzerland
Age 24

Elizaveta Yarovaya
Russia
Age 22

Olivia Rose Francis
New Zealand
Age 26

Sophia Mockler
United States
Age 24




Xiaoti Guo*
China
Age 27


Nayoung Kim*
South Korea
Age 25

Maria Kropotkina
Russia
Age 26

Jiali Li
China
Age 24

Julia McLean*
United States
Age 21

Natalie Loughran
United States
Age 20



Anna Lysenko
Ukraine
Age 27


Eva-Mondragon

Eva Mondragon
United States
Age 29



Evgeniya-Peschankaya

Evgeniya Peschankaya
Russia
Age 26


Evgeny Shchegolev*
Russia
Age 23

Jill Valentine
United States
Age 26

Rimbo Wong
Hong Kong
Age 27


Seth Biagini
United States
Age 25


Guilherme Monegatto
Brazil
Age 23

Jennifer Yunyoung Choi
United States
Age 24

Chloe Joo Yeon Hong
United States
Age 21

Jung-Hsuan Rachel Ko
Taiwan
Age 27


Esther-Hélèna Richard*
France
Age 23



Quentin Sanchez
France
Age 26

Filip Szkopek
Poland
Age 24

Minji Janet Choi*
South Korea
Age 27

Teresa Schneider
Germany
Age 20






Douglas Aliano*
United States
Age 24

Michael Franz*
United States
Age 25

Andrew Keller*
United States
Age 25


Benjamin-Crofut

Benjamin Crofut
United States
Age 29


Asa Maynard*
United States
Age 25


Sean-O'Hara

Sean O’Hara
United States
Age 24



Kyle Sanborn*
United States
Age 26


Naomi Shaham
Israel
Age 20








Ji Weon Ryu*
South Korea
Age 26

Coline Richard
France
Age 27


Agnes Vass
Hungary
Age 29


Gloria Yun
United States
Age 28





Céline Rousselle*
France
Age 25


Russell-Hoffman

Russell Hoffman
United States
Age 22

Mitchell Kuhn
United States
Age 23


Salomo-Schweizer

Salomo Schweizer
Switzerland
Age 24







Kevin Spagnolo*
Italy
Age 22


Céline Millet
France
Age 25


Adrien Philipp
Switzerland
Age 27


Samuel Sparrow
Hongkong
Age 23






Gordon Fantini*
Italy
Age 28


Hunter-Gordon

Hunter Gordon
United States
Age 26


Jihye Kim*
South Korea
Age 27


Maggie O’Leary*
United States
Age 21





Corbin Castro
United States
Age 23



Mees Vos*
Netherlands
Age 24


Hui-Yi-Lee

Hui-Yi Lee
United States

Age 29


Ewa Joanna Paciorek*
Poland
Age 27


Elizabeth Virginia Linares Montero
Venezuela
Age 23




Célestin Guérin
France
Age 25


Dominic Wunderli*
Switzerland
Age 24

Arthur Escriva
France
Age 21


Daniel Egan*
United States
Age 26





Christopher Lindgren
United States
Age 24

Alexandre-Mastrangelo

Alexandre Mastrangelo
Switzerland
Age 26



Ian-Striedter

Ian Striedter
United States
Age 23






Santiago Diaz
Spain
Age 26









Diego Valls Ortega
Spain
Age 29








Pere Cornudella*
Spain
Age 26

Samuel Chan*
United States
Age 24


Valentin Jousserand*
France
Age 26


John Thenell*
United States
Age 25


David-Yoon

David Yoon
South Korea
Age 22





Giulia Ott
Switzerland
Age 25