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Coaches

Musicians of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (VFJO) are coached by the best in the business. Coachings, sectional rehearsals and private lessons are led by a roster of established orchestra members from around the world, many of whom are former musicians of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. More coaches will be announced soon.

David BALLESTEROS, violin coach

Co-leader, bandArt chamber orchestra Guest Concertmaster in United Kingdom, Spain London Symphony Orchestra
Professor, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Venezuela) New World Symphony Orchestra (United States), Catalonian Youth and the Spanish National Youth Orchestras, Guildhall School of Music (United Kingdom)

German CLAVIJO, viola coach

London Symphony Orchestra and Professor Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Ulrika EDSTRÖM, viola coach

Principal cellist, Swedish Radio Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mary WHEELOCK JAVIAN, double bass coach

Faculty and Director of Professional Development and Community Engagement, Curtis Institute of Music
Guest with Philadelphia Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia and other throughout United States

Caroline LOHMANN, flute coach

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra – Guest Solo Flute Kurplälziches Kammerorchester Mannheim, Het Ballet Orchestra Amsterdam.

Johannes GROSSO, oboe coach

Principal oboe at the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra

Aleksandar TASIC, clarinet coach

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra – Professor, Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia

Chiara SANTI, bassoon coach

Member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Ivo GASS, horn coach

Principal French Horn at the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Principal French Horn at the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Robin PAILLETTE, horn coach

Principal horn at the Orchestra National d’Île de France

Tamas DAVIDA, trumpet coach

Principal trumpet at the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, member of the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Yamaha España artist and teacher at the University

Jonathan REITH, trombone coach

Principal, Orchestre de Paris

Michael ISRAELIEVITCH, percussion coach

Principal timpanist at the SWR Symphonieorchester in Stuttgart, former principal timpanist at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (U. S. A.). Regularly invited as principal timpanist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, etc.