The Prix Yves Paternot recognises the Verbier Festival Academy’s most promising musician each summer. The Laureate receives CHF 10,000, an invitation to perform at a future edition of the Festival, and is eligible for a contribution of up to CHF 15,000 to support his or her artistic and professional development.
After receiving the inaugural Prix Yves Paternot in 2016, Swiss bass-baritone Milan Siljanov went on to win Second Prize at Munich’s ARD Music Competition in 2018 and the start of busy professional career. He has returned to the Verbier Festival twice since 2016: first, in 2018 in the role of Prince de Bouillon in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, and again in 2019 as Der Einarmige in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten.
This recording of Schubert’s ‘Auf der Bruck’ was made possible with funds from the Prix Yves Paternot, and was made during Milan Siljanov’s 2019 visit to Verbier.