The Friends

Integral to the Festival's Success

the friends association
of the verbier festival

The Friends of the Verbier Festival first took shape in 1993, when a group of music-loving donors was inspired by Martin T:son Engstroem’s idea for a two-week festival of classical music in the Swiss Alps of Valais.

Even after more than 25 years, Martin Engstroem feels that the Verbier Festival is “a waking dream”. That dream would not have been realised without the consistent generosity and personal commitment of the Friends. Their support for the Festival as a whole, and notably for its learning programmes and major artistic projects, has been crucial to its rise to the top: the Verbier Festival is now one of the world’s most renowned classical music events, blazing a trail into the 21st century.

board of directors

Julien Tron

Sabine Popescu Dutruit
Vice-President & Promotion/Relations with local institutions and public

Bermet Akaeva
Press relations, Russian-speaking nations

Laure de Preux-Gallone

Alexis du Roy de Blicquy

Véronique Fellay
Promotion/Relations with local housing rental agencies

Patrice Feron

Dawn Sarasin
Post-Concert Dinners


Daphné Amory
Senior Manager, The Friends

Félicien Fauquert
Assistant, The Friends


Association des Amis du Verbier Festival
Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 4
1800 Vevey

T +41 (0)21 925 90 66