Integral to the Festival's Success
Cancellation Bulletin

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 Members

Catherine de Marignac

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

Bermet Akaeva
Press relations, Russian-speaking nations

Hans Bölsterli
Treasurer & American Friends Ambassador

Peggy Czyzak-Dannenbaum
United Kingdom Friends Ambassador



Jorien Crol-de-Groot
Academy Housing

Véronique Fellay
Promotion/Relations with local housing rental agencies

Dawn Sarasin
Post-Concert Dinners

Patrice Feron


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

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