Learning at the Verbier Festival Academy is unique for many reasons. It is the only summer Academy in the world where each musician can work with several prestigious teachers and performers one after another over a period of three weeks. The Academy encourages an interdisciplinary approach which opens horizons for curious, emerging professional concert artists.
Artist Citizen Projects
Team Building & Performance Nerves
Injury Prevention & Mechanics
Fit as a Fiddle with Pamela Frank and Howard Nelson
In its quest for excellence, the Academy has developed collaborations with some of the greatest performers and professors of today. Returning 2018 faculty members are marked with an asterix.
Claude Frank †
Lars Anders Tomter*
Voice / Opera
Sir Thomas Allen
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Testimonials from Faculty
“I feel that the Academy is special because it’s completely focused on the future and on promoting imaginative thinking. The Academy gives seeds of creativity to the younger generation. This is not only amazing for them but also for us professors, it really provides a learning process for us all!”
— Gábor Takács-Nagy
“All of the participants play a lot of chamber music which I think has incredible importance for everyone today; musicians should have as much contact with all kinds of repertoire as possible.”
— Frans Helmerson