Verbier Festival
Verbier Festival 2017

Invest in education

The Verbier Festival’s reputation for excellence, creativity and innovation in training future generations of classical musicians is unequalled. By offering an Academy scholarship and by providing host accommodation, you play an important role in in shaping young, bright talents on their journeys to rewarding, professional careers in music—the unforgettable experience of Verbier.

Scholarships for Academy musicians

A CHF 3,500.- scholarship underwrites accommodation, training and production costs for one Academy musician.

By providing an Academy scholarship, you become an Associate Friend of the Verbier Festival, enjoying all applicable membership benefits. You may choose to designate your support to a particular Academy musician and may set up the scholarship in your name or in the name of a friend or loved one.

Host an Academy musician in your home

The Verbier Festival is searching for individuals and families to host Academy musicians in their homes (age 16 to 30) during their stay in Verbier. Hosts enhance the welcome extended to those taking part in the Academy and their support makes it possible for the musicians to escape from the reality of every day and to concentrate on all that the Academy has to offer.  Hosts become Supporter Friends of the Verbier Festival, and enjoy an insider’s view of the Festival experience. They also form friendships that last a lifetime.

How does it work?

  • Hosts provide their musician with a single room (from Sunday 15 July to Monday 6 august).  Academy musicians have very full schedules and are away from their host homes for most of the day. They often return home late after evening Festival concerts.
  • Hosts offer their musician breakfast every morning
  • Hosts become Supporter Friends of the Verbier Festival, enjoying all applicable membership benefits, including advance access to tickets.
  • Hosts are covered by the Festival’s insurance policy in the unlikely event of damage to a property.

The Festival is also looking for apartments and chalets in which to house guest artists and Festival team members. Again, all hosts are eligible for membership in the Friends (Associate or Supporter level).


Alexandra Koch
Manager Ad Interim of The Friends of the Verbier Festival
+41 21 925 90 66