Verbier Festival
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Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (VFCO), which comprises alumni musicians from the Verbier Festival Orchestra, was founded in 2005. Its Music Director is Gábor Takács-Nagy. The Chamber Orchestra is the resident chamber orchestra at the Verbier Festival and perform 6 concerts during the Verbier Festival with works from the chamber orchestra repertoire. One of its first big projects was to perform and record Mozart’s Violin Concertos with soloist/conductor Maxim Vengerov. A tour of 22 concerts followed in 2006 through Canada, USA and Europe. The VFCO has toured yearly and holds an annual residency during the Verbier Festival week at Schloss Elmau, Germany. In early spring 2013, the VFCO toured one week in China with the 8 Seasons of Piazzolla and Vivaldi lead by Kirill Troussov followed by a tour through Asia with Gábor Takács-Nagy and soloists Martin Fröst and Joshua Bell. In May 2014, it toured with David Garrett in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
With Joshua Bell as director/soloist, the orchestra gave a 4-concert tour of Switzerland in October 2016, performing in Zurich, Geneva, Bern and La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Gábor Takács-Nagy, Music Director

Appointed Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in 2007, Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy regularly conducts and tours with the Orchestra alongside renowed soloists including Martha Argerich, Frederica von Stade, David Garrett and Daniil Trifonov.

Born in Budapest, he studied at the Franz Liszt Academy, then with the great violinists Nathan Milstein, Ferenc Rados, András Mihaly, Zoltán Székely, Sándor Végh and György Kurtag. A founding member and principal violin (1975 to 1992) of the Takács Quartet, he performed with Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovitch, András Schiff, Mikhail Pletnev, Joshua Bell and Gidon Kremer. He founded the Takács Piano Trio in 1996 and the Mikrokosmos Quartet in 1998 (Excellencia Prize for the complete cycle of Bartók’s quartets). Since 2002 he has devoted himself entirely to orchestral conducting, founding the Camerata Bellerive. In 2011 he was appointed Music Director of the Manchester Camerata and, in 2012, Principal Guest Conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He became Principal Artistic Partner of the Irish Chamber Orchestra in 2013. He coaches string quartets at the Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneva, and is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music (2012) and Artistic Director of the Verbier Festival Academy chamber music programme.

The musicians

Jane-Choi

Jane Choi
United States

Armen-DERKEVORKIAN

Armen Derkevorkian
United States

Teodora_Dimitrova

Teodora Dimitrova
Bulgaria

Filip_Fenrych

Filip Fenrych
Poland

Anthony-Fournier2

Anthony Fournier
Switzerland

Roberto_Gonzalez

Roberto Gonzalez
Spain

Laura_Ha

Laura Ha
United States

Lelia_Lancovici

Lelia Lancovici
Romania

Evgeny-Kaplan

Evgeny Kaplan
Spain

Marta-Krechkovsky

Martha Krechkovsky
Ukraine, Canada

JiMin_Lee

Ji Min Lee
Korea

Myrelis-Morgan

Myrelis Morgan Verdecia
Cuba, Spain



Aya_Muraki

Aya Muraki
Japan

Alexandros_Sakarellos

Alexandros Sakarellos
Greece

Viktor-Stenhjem

Viktor Stenhjem
Norway

Sayaka_Takeuchi

Sayaka Takeuchi
United States, Japan


Lorna Tsai

Lorna Tsai
United States

Audrey_Wright

Audrey Wright
United States

Carolyn-Blackwell

Carolyn Blackwell
United States

Arabella_Bozic

Arabella Bozic
Australia

Carrie-Robinson

Carrie Robinson
United States

Jarita-NG

Jarita Ng
United States

Elizaveta-Zolotova

Elizaveta Zolotova
Russia

1.Guillaume-Artus

Guillaume Artus
France

Nerina-MANCINI

Nerina Mancini
Switzerland, Italy

1.Paul-Rah

Paul Rah
New Zealand, Korea

Maksim-Velichkin

Maksim Velichkin
Uzbekistan

Jonathan-Butler

Jonathan Butler
United States

Brendan_Kane

Brendan Kane
United States

Tristan-Sutton

Tristan Sutton
United States

Rute_Fernandes

Rute Fernandes
Portugal

Frederic_Sanchez

Frederic Sanchez
Spain

Vicente_CastelloSansaloni

Vicente Castello Sansaloni
Spain

Rémi-Grouiller

Rémi Grouiller
France

Alexander_Bedenko

Alex Bedenko
Ukraine

Gonzalo-Esteban

Gonzalo Esteban
Spain

Giovanni-Punzi

Giovanni Punzi
Italy

Aleksandar_Tasic_ok_site

Alex Tasic
Serbia

Axel-Benoit

Axel Benoit
France

Pierre_Gomes

Pierre Gomes
France

Denise_Sun

Denise Sun
Australia

Lionel-Pointet

Lionel Pointet
Switzerland

1.olivier-redfearn

Oliver Redfearn
Australia

David_Sullivan

David Sullivan
United States

Gabriel_Dias

Gabriel Dias
Brazil, Portugal

Andrès Nebot_site

Andres Nebot Pitarch
Spain

Sabela-CARIDAD-GARCIA

Sabela Caridad Garcia
Spain

Ian-Sullivan

Ian Sullivan
United States