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The Academy searches the world for the most promising pianists, violinists, violists, cellists and chamber ensembles to become students of its Soloists & Ensembles Programme, Eight from each solo discipline and two pre-formed chamber ensembles are selected for three weeks of mentorship and coaching by a faculty that is second to none. A select number of promising junior students, aged 13 to 15, are also invited to soak up the Festival experience with the aim of inspiring them to apply in the future. The study and performance of chamber music is fundamental at Verbier. In addition to classes and coachings offered to two string quartets this, all soloists, including junior students, are assigned to chamber music groups and take part in chamber music masterclasses in additional to those in their respective disciplines.