The Academy searches the world for the most promising pianists, violinists, violists, cellists and chamber music ensembles of trios and quartets to become students of its Soloists & Ensembles Programme.
Four to eight from each solo discipline and up to two ensembles are selected for three weeks of mentorship and coaching by a faculty that is second to none. Up to three Junior Students, aged 13 to 15, may also be invited to soak up the Festival experience with the aim of inspiring them to apply for full Academy positions in the future. The study and performance of chamber music is fundamental at Verbier. Soloists take part in chamber music masterclasses in addition to those in their respective solo disciplines.
with generous support from
Anders and Mia Bergendahl
François and Caroline Reyl
David and Nadia Sela
The Tabor Foundation
Applications open: 10 October 2023
Application deadline: 18 January 2024
Fee: USD 100 (USD 50 for Junior Students)
14 July – 5 August 2024
includes arrival and departure dates
how to apply
Please read the guidelines at the following link before beginning your application to the Soloists & Ensembles Programme and before sending any questions to the Verbier Festival Team.guidelines
Information for students
Soloists normally perform in at least six masterclasses in their solo disciplines and four masterclasses in their assigned chamber music groups. When possible, Junior Students will perform in at least two masterclasses or private coaching sessions; they may also be assigned to a chamber music group at the Academy’s discretion.
Ensembles perform in approximately ten masterclasses.
Information for the public
Academy masterclasses are open to the public at no charge. Only musicians accepted to the Academy perform during these classes. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when the 2024 masterclass schedule is published. All classes are led in English.
21C Artist Training
All Academy musicians learn to navigate the business of music through exposure to concepts they don’t learn in school: interactive concert programming to address changing audience tastes and demographics, effective marketing and social media, media training, ﬁnancial management, sound and video recording, and mental and physical wellness practices. Musicians meet with artists, educators and businesspeople who are living proof that there is no single career path for a young artist.
In its quest for excellence, the Academy has developed collaborations with some of the greatest mentors and coaches. Returning 2024 mentors are marked with an asterisk.
Dmitri Bashkirov †
Claude Frank †
Isaac Stern †
Lars Anders Tomter*
Lynn Harrell †
Julian Lloyd Webber
Gabriel Le Magadure*