Verbier Festival


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

Ulrika Edström
Principal Cello, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mary Wheelock Javian
Double Bass
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
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Guest Soloist, Kurplälziches Kammerorchester Mannheim
Guest Soloist, Het Ballet Orchestra, Amsterdam

Johannes Grosso
Principal Oboe, Frankfurt Opera Orchestra

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

Chiara Santi
Bassoon, Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Ivo Gass
Principal French Horn, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
Principal French Horn, Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Robin Paillette
Principal Horn, Orchestre National d’Île de France

Tamas Davida
Principal Trumpet, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia

Jonathan Reith
Principal Trombone, Orchestre de Paris

Michael Israelievitch
Principal Timpanist, SWR Symphonieorchester, Stuttgart