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Artist Training

Academy & Orchestras

“Verbier is now possibly the world’s leading summer centre for classical music performance, artist development and all-round artistic exchange and excellence.”

— Charlotte Gardner, Gramophone


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.

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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Applications for Summer 2023

Programme dates and application deadlines are now posted.
Applications to the Academy Atelier Lyrique open 5 September. Applications to all other programmes open 11 October.


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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