Every afternoon, the Verbier Festival in partnership with Espace 2, invites you to attend talks given by artists or musical experts. Every evening before the concert in Salle des Combins, you can attend a short presentation about the concert programme and the facts behind the music.
Discovery Conversations, in association with Espace 2
The Verbier Festival in collaboration with Espace 2 present Discovery Conférences. Invited speakers include musicians, writers and other celebrity guests of the Festival. Most of these talks are hosted by journalists from Espace 2. You can listen them on the radio after then.
Some of the Discovery Conférences are in English, those ones are not in partnership with Espace 2 and are recorded but not broadcasted.
Every day, Verbier Festival Discovery offers an introduction to the evening concert programme in Salle des Combins. These introductions are designed to allow you to more fully appreciate the music. The talks are given in French (with Michèle Larivière at 6pm at Café Schubert) and in English (with Stephen Johhson at 6pm at Café Chopin).
Free entry, limited seats available.
Conference & Concert
The research programme ASSET (supported by the European Union) organises, in partnership with the Verbier Festival, the Music & Science project: a concerto for piano and science with the pianist Andrey Gugnin and five internationally renowned scientists.
Saturday 30 July 2016, 4pm at the Espace St Marc (Route de Mauvoisin 45, CH-1934 Le Châble). Free admission, book your place by E-mail: email@example.com / Conference in French and English.
- Frédéric Chopin : 12 Etudes, op. 25
- Nicolaï Medtner: Sonata Romantica, op. 53, no. 1
- Dr Ariel Beresniak, Data Mining International, Switzerland
Introduction: Private and public health
Piano: Etudes, op. 25, no. 1-2-3, by Chopin
- Dr Pierre Lemarquis, neurologist, France
The impact of music on the brain: preventive and curative effects
Piano: Etudes, op. 25, no. 4-5, by Chopin
- Helene Vareille, Vareille Foundation, Switzerland
The cognitive impact of a pilot programme in music education: a violin in my school
Piano: Etudes, op. 25, no. 6-7, by Chopin
- Dr Donato Greco, epidemiologist, Italy
Dynamics of germs
Piano: Etudes, op. 25, no. 8-9-10, by Chopin
- Dr Sylvie Briand, World Health Organisation, Switzerland
Responses to pandemics: the new orchestra for global health
Piano: Etudes, op. 25, no. 11-12, by Chopin
- Dr Alberto Perra, Istituto Superiore di sanita, Italy
Three small things one can do to protect the community from the next pandemic
Piano: Sonata Romantica, op. 53, no. 1, by Medtner