become a member of the friends
You wish to play an important part in sustaining and building the future of the Verbier Festival? Become a member of The Friends and enjoy a number of benefits to enhance your Festival experience. Classic memberships help the artistic and learning activities of the Verbier Festival where support is most needed. Membership benefits are also offered for donations of Academy scholarships, and offers of housing and post-concert dinners.
Priority Access to Performances
- Exclusive advance notice of Festival Programme
- Priority booking of tickets by phone or online
- Ticket exchange free of charge within the same category
- Priority reservation for masterclasses
- Academy: free admission to Église concerts and to opera and VFJO concerts at Salle des Combins
Membership also entitles you to …
- Subscription to Friends e-newsletter, ‘Courant d’Art’ magazine and daily Festival e-news
- Discounts at partner shops and restaurants in Verbier
- Invitation to barbecue-raclette after Friends Annual General Meeting
- Charitable tax receipt (Swiss fiscal residents)
- … and more, depending on your membership level
Residents or entities in 19 European countries, the UK, the United States and Canada may receive a tax exemption by making their donations through the Association’s partner institutions. Please contact the Friends Office for a list of these institutions and further information.
Memberships help the artistic and learning activities of the Verbier Festival where support is most needed.
You may choose your membership category and make your donation online using your credit card in amounts ranging from CHF 200 to CHF 10,000.
For all donations over CHF 10,000, please contact The Friends Office.
To pay your membership by electronic bank transfer, please use the following bank account:
Address UBS, Place Centrale, 1936 Verbier — Suisse
Account No. H4352329.0
Clearing No. 0264
Postal Account No. UBS 80-2-2
Once you have made your donation, please inform the Friends Office by phone or email.
Choose Your Membership and Donate Online
* Benefits are offered per membership; subject to availability of seats; presentation of Friends Card may be required
The Friends Association knows how important it is to cultivate future generations of donors. With this in mind, each donor aged 35 and under is eligible for a Friends membership and associated benefits by making a donation at 50% of the stated membership donation amount. To take advantage of this offer, please contact The Friends Office to arrange your donation.
support verbier festival projects
By offering a scholarship to a musician of the Academy—soloist, orchestral or chamber musician, singer or conductor—you play an important role in developing the talent of tomorrow. Each scholarship of CHF 3,500 covers roughly a quarter of the cost to train one musician each summer. Donors are eligible for membership benefits corresponding to the value of their donation(s) and are credited as ‘Booster’ Friends in addition to their eligible membership category. Your scholarship may be directe to the Academy student of your choice.
House an Artist, Student or Team member
Housing represents a significant cost to the Verbier Festival. By offering accommodation to a visiting artist, student or one of the more than 200 members of staff, you allow the Festival to devote more funds to artistic and learning programmes while benefitting from newly formed friendships. The Festival’s Housing Department coordinates logistics, including arrivals and departures, and any requests that your guests might have during their stay. They also coordinate cleaning and laundry services. Please contact the Friends office for more information, including corresponding membership benefits.
Host a Friends Post-Concert Dinner
Be part of a tradition that is truly unique and important to the Verbier Festival. We invite you to host a post-concert dinner—a gathering of musicians, Friends of the Festival and key members of the Festival team where new friendships and warm memories are formed. Please contact the Friends office for more information, including corresponding membership benefits.
ASSOCIATION DES AMIS DU VERBIER FESTIVAL
T +41 (0)21 925 90 66
Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 17:00
The Friends of the Verbier Festival is a charitable not-for-profit association.