Verbier Festival
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Academy Musicians

Sixty-eight musicians from 23 countries have been selected for 2019 Verbier Festival Academy.

Ages indicated as at 1 July 2019.


Piano


Ekaterina Bonyushkina

Ekaterina Bonyushkina
Russia
Age 15

Roman Borisov

Roman Borisov
Russia
Age 16


Tom Borrow

Tom Borrow
Israel
Age 18


Avery Gagliano

Avery Gagliano
United States
Age 17




Nathan Lee

Nathan Lee
United States
Age 17

Ying Li
China
Age 21

Alexander Ullman

Alexander Ullman
United Kingdom
Age 28

Lauren Zhang

Lauren Zhang
United States
Age 17

Violin


Ellinor D’Melon
Jamaica
Age 18

Hiu Sing Fan
Hong Kong
Age 22



Gina Keiko Friesicke

Gina Keiko Friesicke
Germany
Age 16

Randall Goosby

Randall Goosby
United States
Age 22


Daniel Kogan
Canada/Russia
Age 26



Lun Li
China
Age 23

Nathan Meltzer

Nathan Meltzer
United States
Age 19

Kevin Zhu

Kevin Zhu
United States
Age 18

Viola


Seohyun Moon

Eric Seohyun Moon
South Korea
Age 22

Martin Moriarty

Martin Moriarty
Ireland
Age 24

Daniel

Daniel Orsen
United States
Age 24



Hayang Park

Hayang Park
South Korea
Age 21




Erin Pitts

Erin Pitts
United States
Age 21



Lisa Sung
Australia
Age 23

Emma Wernig

Emma Wernig
United States / Austria / Germany
Age 20

Emiko Yuasa

Emiko Yuasa
Japan
Age 23

Cello


Simon David Eberle

Simon David Eberle
Germany
Age 26


Liav Kerbel
Belgium / Israel
Age 23

Li La

Li La
China
Age 16

Kang-Hyun Lee

Kanghyun Lee
South Korea
Age 25


Antonin Musset

Antonin Musset
France
Age 22



Florian Pons

Florian Pons
France
Age 24

Anton Spronk

Anton Spronk
Switzerland
Age 25

Chamber music ensembles

Quatuor Agate

Quatuor Agate
Adrien Jurkovic (France)
Thomas Descamps (France)
Raphaël Pagnon (France)
Simon Iachemet (France)


Vera Quartet
Rebecca Anderson (United States)
Pedro Rodríguez Rodríguez (Spain)
Inés Picado Molares (Spain)
Justin Goldsmith (United States)

Singers

Clara Barbier

Clara Barbier Serrano
Soprano
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Papagena
France
Age 22

Michael Bell
Tenor
Roles in Die Zauberflöte: Monostatos, ein Mohr; Zweiter Priester; Erster geharnischeter Mann
United Kingdom
Age 24

Olivia Boen

Olivia Boen
Soprano
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Erste Dame
United States
Age 24

Charlotte Bowden
Soprano
United Kingdom
Age 25


Matthew Buswell
Bass-baritone
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Sprecher
United Kingdom
Age 29

Beatriz De Sousa

Beatriz De Sousa
Soprano
Portugal
Age 26

Eric Ferring

Eric Ferring
Tenor
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Tamino
United States
Age 26

Jeane Gérard

Jeanne Gérard
Soprano
France
Age 27

Kali Hardwick

Kali Hardwick
Soprano
United States / United Kingdom
Age 25

Victoria Karkacheva
Mezzo-soprano
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Dreiter Dame
Russia
Age 29

Joylon Loy

Jolyon Loy
Baritone
Roles in Die Zauberflöte: Erster Preister / Zweiter geharnischeter Mann
United Kingdom
Age 29

Ema Nikolovska

Ema Nikolovska
Mezzo-soprano
Canada
Age 25

Maria Sardaryan

Maria Sardaryan
Coloratura-soprano
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Königin der Nacht
Armenia
Age 29

Yannick Spanier
Bass
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Sarastro
Germany
Age 29

Julien Van Mellaerts
Baritone
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Papageno
New Zealand
Age 31

Alexandra Yangel

Alexandra Yangel
Mezzo-soprano
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Zweite Dame
Russia
Age 26

Meigui Zhang

Meigui Zhang
Soprano
Role in Die Zauberflöte: Pamina
China
Age 25

Piano

Daniel Gerzenberg

Daniel Gerzenberg
Piano
Germany
Age 28

Conductors


Nicolas Ellis

Nicolas Ellis
Canada
27 ans

Lucie Leguay

Lucie Leguay
France
Age 29

Sergey Neller

Sergey Neller
Germany/Russia
Age 32

Anna Rakitina

Anna Rakitina
Russia
Age 30



Students-in-residence: Piano


Eva Gevorgyan

Eva Gevorgyan
Russia / Armenia
Age 15

Sabina Maria Siciu

Sabina Maria Suciu
Romania
Age 15

Harmony Zhu

Harmony Zhu
Canada
Age 13

Student-in-residence: Violin


Julian Kainrath

Julian Kainrath
Italy
Age 14

Student-in-residence: Conducting


Maximilian Haberstock

Maximilian Haberstock
Germany
Age 14

Neva Artists of Promise


Elene Gvritishvili
Russia
Age 20


Juliana Ashurova
Russia
Age 18