Un enseignement de qualité
En prenant part au Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (VFJO), vous bénéficierez d’un apprentissage de la part des musiciens les plus prometteurs du milieu. Coaching, répétitions de groupe et cours individuels vous seront délivrés par des anciens musiciens du Verbier Festival Orchestra qui sont depuis devenus membres des plus grands orchestres internationaux.
Voici les coaches encadrés le VFJO en 2017 :
David BALLESTEROS, coach violon
Co-leader pour le bandArt chamber orchestra, chef d’orchestre invité au Royaume-Uni et en Espagne, membre du London Symphony Orchestra, professeur pour l’Orchestre symphonique des jeunes du Venezuela Simón Bolívar, pour le New World Symphony Orchestra aux US, pour le Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya et le Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, pour la Guildhall School of Music au Royaume-Uni
Béatrice MUTHELET, coach alto
Alto solo du Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Altiste du quatuor Capuçon pendant 10 ans. Régulièrement invité comme alto solo à Leipzig , Bamberg , Munich Phil , Scala de Milan, etc…
Ulrika EDSTRÖM, coach violoncelle
Violoncelliste principal, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mary WHEELOCK JAVIAN, coach contrebasse
Professeur au Curtis Institute of Music, également Directeur du département Développement Professionnel et Engagement Communautaire. Se produit régulièrement avec le Philadelphia Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia et de nombreux autres ensembles aux Etats-Unis.
Caroline LOHMANN, coach flûte
Verbier Festival Orchestra et Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Flûte Solo au São Paulo Symphonie Orchestra. Membre de l’Orchestre d’Europe et de la Philharmonie Européenne de Suisse. Invitée au Opernhaus Zürich et au Berne Symphony Orchestra.
Fabien Thouand, coach hautbois
Hautbois Solo au Teatro alla Scala et Filarmonica della Scala
Professeur au aRoyal Collège of Music of London et Conservatoire de la Suisse Italienne
Hautbois solo invité à London Symphonie Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, München Staastoper…
Aleksandar TASIC, coach clarinette
Clarinette solo, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, professeur à l’Academy of Arts de Novi Sad, Serbie
Lola DESCOURS, coach basson
Bassoniste à l’Orchestre de Paris, professeur à l’Orchestre Français des Jeunes et au CRR de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
Wiliam BLAKE, coach trompette
Trompettiste principal associé à l’Orchestre Philharmonic de Naples en Floride.
William (Liam) Day, diplômé de le Juilliard School, a occupé le poste de co-principal trompettiste à l’Orchestre Philharmonic de Malaysie de 2009 à 2016. En 2016, il retourne à New York en tant que second trompettiste de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de New York. A partir d’août 2017, il prendra le post de trompettiste principal associé à l’Orchestre Philharmonic de Naples en Floride.
Jonathan REITH, coach trombone
Trombone solo à l’Orchestre de Paris
Jacob NISSLY, coach percussions
Percussionniste principal au San Francisco Symphony
Timbalier solo au SWR Symphonieorchester de Stuttgart, précédemment timbalier solo au Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (U.S.A.). Régulièrement invité en tant que timbalier solo aux Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, etc.
S’imposant comme l’un des plus grands violonistes de sa génération, Roman Simovic participe à se nombreux événements, tout autour du globe. Distingué à de nombreuses occasions, il est apparu, en tant que soliste, au sein de l’Orchestre symphonique de Londres, l’Orchestre symphonique de Mariinsky et l’Orchestre de chambre Franz Liszt (Hongrie), sous la direction de chefs d’orchestre tels que Gergiev, Noseda, Jarvi et Heras-Casado.
Nikola Ćirić, coach de cor
Nikola Ćirić, 24 ans, cor solo à l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Belgrade, a étudié à l’Université Mozarteum de Salzburg avec Radovan Vlatkovic.
Harry Steel has been working with Altitude for many years now, and is one of our most experienced and talented leaders. This year Harry is working as our Junior Orchestra Operations Manager. He combines his outstanding natural ability in leadership and coaching techniques to get the best out of the children and his fun personality is always popular!
Harry grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, but his passion for the mountains led him to decide to move to Switzerland. During the winter months he works as the operations manager and coach for the Altitude Futures ski instructor GAP, ISIA and Level 4 courses, and also as a ski instructor. Harry has previously spent his Summers working as a team leader for our mountain adventure camps. When asked what he enjoys most about the camps, “It makes me so happy to pass that thrill of something I enjoy on to others”, he says.
Cam is one of our Team Leaders on the Junior Orchestra, returning for his second year with the camp having worked with the young musicians back in 2014. He is also working on our International Summer Camps as a Night Supervisor.
He originally came to Verbier to complete his ski instructor training course with Altitude. Since then, Cam has worked primarily as a ski instructor in Verbier, and has lots of experience working outdoors with young people, teaching children of all ages how to ski as well as previously working with teenagers on the Junior Orchestra.
When he’s not working in the Summer, Cam is a very keen climber so can usually be found enjoying some of the incredible climbing that the region has to offer. Cam is looking forward to joining the Junior Orchestra again this year, and meeting all the new musicians for 2016!
Joining Altitude in December 2014, András joined our Summer team in 2015 as a Junior Orchestra Team Leader and is returning again this year. Originally from Budapest, Hungary, András came to Verbier in December 2013, and has spent the last two winters training as a ski instructor, both training and working with Altitude this winter. He chose to come to Verbier for the great vibe and freeride skiing opportunities on offer. Before coming to Verbier, András studied International Business Relations at university, and worked as a Marketing and Sponsorship Manager. He speaks Hungarian, English, and some French and German. When he’s not busy working, András loves skiing in the winters and biking in the summer. He’s looking forward to his first summer in Verbier, and intends to work hard and play hard!
Tamara has been in Verbier working for Altitude for the last 3 winters as a part-time ski instructor and in a Bed & Breakfast. This year she is working on the Junior Orchestra as a team leader.
Originally from Germany, near Stuttgart, Tamara was working as a Sports Therapist before making the move to Verbier. She brings plenty of summer camp experience with her, having previously worked on sports camps in Germany, Austria and Canada. She speaks also fluent German and English.
When she isn’t working, Tamara enjoys all kinds of sports as well as travelling. She enjoys Verbier as there is so much terrain to ski, and also offers plenty of activities in the Summer such as climbing and biking.
This Summer, Tamara is most looking forward to watching the musicians perform in the concerts at the Verbier Festival.
Sofie is one of our Team Leaders for the Junior Orchestra. Originally from Sweden, Sofie has been working as a snowboard and ski instructor for Altitude since December 2014, specialising in our Polar Bear Club aged 3-5 years. She originally came to Verbier for the great skiing and snowboarding.
As well as her experience as a ski and snowboard instructor, Sofie has worked as a Kindergarten teacher and school teacher back home in Sweden, and also coaches football for a children’s team. She is fluent in both Swedish and English.
When she isn’t working, Sofie loves to travel and discover new countries, but at the moment she’s loving being in Verbier. “Verbier is one of the most beautiful places I know. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it, Verbier and the surrounding mountains always takes you breath away.” She loves outdoor activities and this summer in Verbier is hoping to do a lot of hiking, biking and get some more experience climbing.
On what Sofie is most looking forward to about the Summer, she says, “I’m super excited for this summer and I’m really looking forward to meeting all the cool kids at camp!”.
Mike joins us this year as a Team Leader for the Junior Orchestra. Originally from Oxford, England, Mike first came to Verbier on holiday to ski and visit a friend who worked here, and loved it so much he just had to come back and work here as well!
Before Verbier Mike worked for Oxford University Press for 4 years, but now prefers to be out of the office and in the mountains, skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and running climbing and cycling in the summer “Verbier and the surrounding mountains are absolutely stunning.”
Mike is most looking forward to meeting all the Music Campers and experiencing Verbier in the summer.