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About Us

Classical Music in the Heart of the Swiss Alps
The Verbier Festival is an international classical music event that takes place each summer in the mountain town of Verbier, Switzerland. The Festival’s mission is to build a community of exchange between great masters and young artists from all over the world and to be a leader in its field by providing meaningful music education programmes.

Launched in 1994, and now globally renowned, the Festival welcomes audiences with a distinctive and exhilarating blend of events, both large-scale and intimate. Audiences from around the globe come to experience music-making at the highest level in a setting that brings them close to star performers, rising talent and a complete process of learning, rehearsal and performance.

The Festival’s Academy is its respiratory system—a laboratory where future talents are discovered and nurtured. It sets the gold standard for the training of emerging soloists, chamber  and orchestral musicians, singers and conductors. Each summer, audiences witness these musicians in action at more than 100 masterclasses, rehearsals and performances. The Verbier Festival Orchestra has become a rite of passage for today’s exceptional young orchestral musicians and the Academy’s programmes for soloists, chamber musicians and singers include an impressive list of alumni from over 60 countries who have been engaged by the world’s leading concert presenters since their time in Verbier.

 


 

 


 

 

our founder & director

En 1991, Martin Engstroem put the wheels in motion for what in 1994 would become the Verbier Festival & Academy.

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Our telephone numbers, email and postal addresses, office hours and directory of personnel

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board of directors

 

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe   
President

Alain Nicod
Vice President

Patrick Aebischer
Member

Yves Bonzon
Member

Martin T:son Engstroem
Founder & Director

Patrice Feron
Member

Jean-Albert Ferrez
Member

Pierre de Labouchère
Member

Christophe Maret
Presiden, Commune de Val de Bagnes/VS

Catherine de Marignac
President, The Friends of the Verbier Festival

John Porter
Member

Patrick de Preux
Member

Julien Schoenlaub
Member

Olivier Verrey
Member

Julien Tron
Secretary, non-voting participant

board committees

 

Chairman’s Committee

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Alain Nicod
Martin T:son Engstroem
Jean-Albert Ferrez
Christophe Maret
Julien Schoenlaub

 

Public Relations

Christophe Maret
Patrick de Preux

 

Audit

Patrice Feron
Jean-Albert Ferrez
Olivier Verrey

 

Development

Patrick Aebischer
Martin T:son Engstroem
Pierre de Labouchère
Catherine de Marignac
Julien Schoenlaub
John Porter


 

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