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VF Chamber Orchestra

Biography

Founded in 2005 and considered one of the top chamber orchestras in the world, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra is made up of alumni of the Verbier Festival Orchestra training programme and who now hold positions in leading international ensembles. The extensive list of orchestras is impressive, and includes, among others, the Vienna, Berlin, and Israel Philharmonics, and the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Concertgebouw, Tonhalle, and London Symphony Orchestras. The VFCO is the resident chamber orchestra of the Verbier Festival, and the six concerts it performs at each summer’s Festival are led by both its acclaimed Music Director, Gábor Takács-Nagy, as well as other illustrious conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Daniel Harding. The orchestra is often joined by soloists such as András Schiff, Leonidas Kavakos, Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Martha Argerich, Yuja Wang, Daniil Trifonov and Gautier Capuçon. As an ambassador of the Verbier Festival, the orchestra’s celebrated tours have brought its electrifying energy to audiences at many of the world’s great concert halls and festivals. Its first recording was in 2006 with the violinist/conductor Maxim Vengerov, and was followed by a 22-concert tour in North America and Europe. Since then, the orchestra has toured regularly throughout the world and, since 2008, has taken up residence for a week each autumn at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria.

Programme

20 July 2024
opera
VFCO / TAKÁCS-NAGY – LES NOCES DE FIGARO
23 July 2024
symphonic concert
VFCO / RATTLE / KAVAKOS / MÄKELÄ / SHANI
03 August 2024
symphonic concert
VFCO / TAKÁCS-NAGY / DOVGAN
Streaming
22 July 2008 ARGERICH, BELL, KRAGGERUD, BASHMET & MAISKY
Concerts
Argerich, Bell, Kraggerud, Bashmet & Maisky play Chostakovitch & Bruch
24 July 2008 HONECK, TAKÁCS-NAGY
Concerts
Honeck & Takács-Nagy conduct Beethoven & Wagner
22 July 2009 TAKÁCS-NAGY, ARGERICH & WANG
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Beethoven, Scarlatti & Mozart – with Argerich & Wang
16 July 2010 HARDING & DUTOIT
Concerts
Harding & Dutoit conduct Prokofiev, Britten & Stravinsky
17 July 2010 MARTIN FRÖST
Concerts
Martin Fröst performs and conducts Mozart's Clarinet Concerto
17 July 2010 ARGERICH, PRESSLER, LUGANSKY, CAPUÇON & HARDING
Concerts
Argerich, Pressler, Lugansky, Capuçon, Harding play Chostakovitch, Prokofiev & Mozart
26 July 2010 PAUL MCCREESH
Concerts
Paul McCreesh conducts Gluck & Beethoven
30 July 2010 VFO, VFCO / DUTOIT, TAKÁCS-NAGY & ZACHARIAS
Concerts
VFO, VFCO / Dutoit, Takács-Nagy & Zacharias conduct Berlioz, Haydn, & Bizet
19 July 2011 TAKÁCS-NAGY, VOGT
Concerts
Takács-Nagy & Vogt perform Mozart & Beethoven
17 July 2012 TAKÁCS-NAGY, KOVACEVICH
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart & Beethoven – With Stephen Kovacevich
20 July 2012 DUTOIT, CAPUÇON BROTHERS & HONECK
Concerts
Dutoit, the Capuçon brothers & Honeck perform Brahms
27 July 2012 VFCO / Takács-Nagy, Gautier Capuçon
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart, Saint-Saëns, & Beethoven – with Gautier Capuçon
31 July 2012 DANIIL TRIFONOV
Concerts
Daniil Trifonov plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 & Études
17 July 2013 GIANANDREA NOSEDA
Concerts
Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's Messa da Requiem
17 July 2013 GÁBOR TAKÁCS-NAGY
Concerts
Antonín Dvořák in Verbier
27 July 2015 TAKÁCS-NAGY, MAISKY
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Saint-Saëns & Schumann – with Maisky
17 July 2016 SCHIFF, FRANG & ZIMMERMANN
Concerts
Schiff conducts Mozart, Schumann & Brahms – Vilde Frang & Tabea Zimmermann
17 July 2016 ANDRÁS SCHIFF
Concerts
Sir András Schiff conducts and performs Bach, Haydn, & Beethoven
17 July 2017 GÁBOR TAKÁCS-NAGY
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3
17 July 2017 TAKÁCS-NAGY, PLETNEV
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart & Schumann – with Mikhaïl Pletnev
17 July 2017 TAKÁCS-NAGY, SCHIFF
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn, Schumann & Brahms – with Sir András Schiff
17 July 2018 TAKÁCS-NAGY, PERSSON, RICHTER, MATTEI & BAUER
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn's Creation – with Persson, Richter, Mattei & Bauer
17 July 2018 SHANI, REPIN
Concerts
Lahav Shani conducts Weber, Prokofiev & Mendelssohn – with Vadim Repin
17 July 2018 RATTLE, SCHIFF
Concerts
Rattle & Schiff in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 1
25 July 2018 VERBIER FESTIVAL
Concerts
The Verbier Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary — Part 2
17 July 2019 TAKÁCS-NAGY, BABAYAN
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart & Brahms – with Sergei Babayan
17 July 2019 TAKÁCS-NAGY, SCHIFF
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn & Bartók – with András Schiff
23 March 2021 IDAGIO Playlist
Playlists
Feature Playlist: Soloists with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra 2021
25 June 2021 Virtual Verbier Festival Exclusive
virtual verbier vestival
VFCO / Takács-Nagy - Beethoven Symphony No. 2
16 July 2021 Gergiev / Matsuev / Martynov
Concerts
Opening concert Verbier Festival 2021
17 July 2021 Takács-Nagy, Špaček, Fujita
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart and Beethoven — with Špaček and Fujita
21 July 2021 VFCO/ Pappano / Jansen
Concerts
Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Bruch and Brahms — with Janine Jansen
24 July 2021 VFCO / Takács-Nagy / Hadelich / Bouchkov
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Ysaÿe — with Hadelich and Bouchkov
29 July 2021 VFCO / Harding / Bell / Isserlis
Concerts
Daniel Harding conducts Brahms and Beethoven — with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis
31 July 2021 VFCO / Shani / Goerne
Concerts
Lahav Shani conducts Mozart