VERBIER FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Day VII: medici.tv

22 July 2020 19:00

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Discover the programme of the Virtual Verbier Festival on medici.tv—partner of the Festival since 2007: 18 virtual days in the Swiss Alps with your favourite artists from July 16 to August 2.

Founded in 2000 by Martin T:son Engstroem to “espouse educational values and inspire young musicians through their interaction with world-class artists, creating mutual benefits for both the old and young,” the Verbier Festival Orchestra provides an indispensable training ground for gifted young instrumentalists. Rising talents aged 18 to 28 come from all over the world to work with leading international conductors and soloists—like Janine Jansen, Denis Matsuev, Daniil Trifonov, Yuja Wang, Khatia Buniatishvili, Paavo Järvi, Evgeny Kissin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yefim Bronfman, Sir Antonio Pappano, Joyce DiDonato, Martha Argerich, and Renaud Capuçon—and to prepare and perform at concerts during the Festival.
Members of The Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (aged 15-18) often transition from that ensemble, a musical summer camp orchestra, to the Verbier Festival Orchestra—and the 60 members of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra are chosen from among VFO alumni. Since 2018, the preeminent ensemble has been in the capable hands of Maestro Valery Gergiev.
HOSTS

CHARLOTTE GARDNER
music critic & journalist

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
Head of Artistic Planning, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

WHAT TO EXPECT EACH FESTIVAL DAY

Hour 1
Exclusive newly recorded performances by each day’s featured artist(s) as well as interviews, stories and documentaries—old and new.

Hours 2–4
Favourite and previously unreleased footage of extraordinary Verbier Festival performances by each day’s featured artist.

Hour 5
The Verbier Festival Academy programmes take the spotlight
: interviews, masterclasses and rehearsal footage featuring each day’s featured artists.