Artist Training

Academy & Orchestras

Artist training is at the heart of the Verbier Festival’s DNA. The Festival’s Academy and Orchestra Programmes have been a career launchpad for many of today’s most sought-after soloists, chamber ensembles, singers, orchestral players and conductors.

with generous support from

Yves Paternot Legacy Fund

students 2023

223 musicians from 40 countries have been invited to take part in the Verbier Festival Academy & Orchestra programmes in 2023.

academy programmes

Training of pianists, violinists, violists, cellists, chamber ensembles and singers, plus internships for recording engineers

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orchestra programmes

Training of orchestra players aged 15 to 28 and mentorship opportunities for conductors aged 25 to 35

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Success Stories

Over the past 30 years, the Verbier Festival has nurtured an entire generation of young artists.
Meet some of our greatest ambassadors.

support a student

With a donation of CHF 3,500, you can provide a scholarship to cover a quarter of the costs to train an Academy or Orchestra programme student and become a Friend of the Verbier Festival.

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house a student

Each summer, life-long friendships are formed between Academy students and Verbier homeowners. Hosts become members of The Friends of the Verbier Festival.

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