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ACADEMY 2019 VFJO VFO Conducting Soloists & Chamber Music Atelier Lyrique Alumni


MENTORSHIP INSPIRATION FRIENDSHIP MENTORAT CRÉATIVITÉ AMITIÉS the VERBIER GENERATION The Academy is the Verbier Festival’s respiratory system, the laboratory where future talents are discovered and nurtured. It sets the gold standard for training of emerging soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, singers and conductors. Nowhere else on the planet is there such a concentration of talent deserving of support each summer. The Academy has been a career launchpad for many of today’s most sought-after musicians and the Festival’s resident professional orchestra— the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra—is made up of Academy alumni who now hold positions with the world’s leading orchestras. L’Academy est le poumon du Verbier Festival, un laboratoire de découverte et de formation des jeunes musiciens émergents. Elle réunit les jeunes solistes, chambristes, chanteurs, musiciens et chefs d’orchestre les plus talentueux au monde. L’Academy est un tremplin pour un grand nombre de musiciens parmi les plus plébiscités de notre époque. Les musiciens de l’orchestre professionnel en résidence – le Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra – est composé d’anciens élèves de l’Academy qui occupent aujourd’hui des postes au sein d’orchestres de premier plan.


the VERBIER GENERATION NEEDS YOU Scholarships Bourses This year, the average cost to train each of our 222 Verbier Festival Academy musicians is CHF 20,000: roughly CHF 10,000 per Junior Orchestra musician, conductor, soloist, chamber musician and singer, and approximately 30,000 for each Verbier Festival Orchestra musician. Donations of scholarships ranging from 3,500 to 5,000, help offset these expenses. Training costs differ between the Academy’s programme, but generally include faculty, conductor and coaching fees and expenses, rental of training facilities and equipment, as well as some housing and travel costs. Indeed 40% of the Verbier Festival’s budgeted is committed to Academy programmes. Please help us ensure that this exceptional artist training experience remains offered ‘tuition-free’ to the talented young artists who join us in Verbier each summer. Pledge a scholarship for 2020 now by joining The Friends of the Verbier Festival! Cette année, le coût moyen pour la formation de chacun des 222 musiciens de la Verbier Festival Academy s’élève à CHF 20’000 .- : environ CHF 10’000 par musicien du Junior Orchestra, chef d’orchestre, soliste, chambriste et chanteur, et environ CHF 30’000 pour chaque musicien du Verbier Festival Orchestra. Les dons de bourses d’études, allant de CHF 3’500 .- à CHF 5’000 .-, permettent de pondérer ces dépenses. Les coûts de formation diffèrent d’un programme de l’Academy à l’autre, mais comprennent généralement les honoraires et les dépenses des professeurs, des chefs d’orchestre et des coachs, la location d’équipement, ainsi que les frais de logement et de déplacement. C’est effectivement 40% du budget du Verbier Festival qui est consacré aux programmes de l’Academy. Aidez-nous à faire en sorte que cette expérience exceptionnelle de formation reste offerte aux jeunes artistes talentueux qui nous rejoignent à Verbier chaque été. Engagez-vous dès maintenant pour offrir une bourse d’étude en 2020 en rejoignant Les Amis du Verbier Festival ! CONTACT Daphné Amory Manager, The Friends Responsable Les Amis amis@verbierfestival.com


Yves Paternot Legacy Fund Yves Paternot was the founder of The Friends of the Verbier Festival and member of the Foundation’s Board. Before his passing in 2016, Mr Paternot made a significant donation to the Festival with the aim of encouraging others to give too. The fund’s trustees have approved a CHF 200,000 contribution to build the sustainability of the Verbier Festival Academy over three years. This commitment began in 2018 with the ultimate goal of encouraging support from new donors. Yves Paternot a fondé l’Association des Amis du Verbier Festival et fut membre du conseil de fondation.. Avant son décès en 2016, M. Paternot a fait un don important au Festival dans le but d’encourager les autres à faire de même. Depuis, les administrateurs approuvent chaque année une contribution de CHF 200’000.- pour soutenir et pérenniser la Verbier Festival Academy, sur une période de trois ans. Cet engagement depuis 2018 vise à encourager de nouveaux donateurs à contribuer au financement de nos programmes de formation des artistes.

create a lasting legacy la passion en héritage CONTACT Marina Gross Manager, Major Donors Responsable grands mécènes legacy@verbierfestival.com


T I M E T O R E A C H YO U R S TA R

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T H E W O R L D ’ S TA L L E S T B U I L D I N G . F O R N O W .

THE FU T URE SINCE 1865

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The successes of Verbier Festival Academy alumni are a testament to the commitment the Verbier Festival makes to the world’s most promising young artists. Forty per cent of the Festival’s budget is dedicated to artist training delivered through the Academy’s Soloist & Chamber Music Programme, Atelier Lyrique, Orchestra and Junior Orchestra, and, since 2018, its Conducting Programme. All of these programmes now make up the ‘Verbier Festival Academy’ in the interest of more effectively communicating our commitment to young artists. I look forward to seeing and speaking with many of you at the more than 200 masterclasses, workshops, rehearsals and performances featuring our talented young guests this summer. And be sure to visit the Festival’s Spiegeltent—the newest venue for Academy and Unlimited activities adjacent to Salle des Combins! Les succès des alumni de la Verbier Festival Academy témoignent de l'engagement du Verbier Festival envers les jeunes artistes les plus prometteurs. Quarante pour cent du budget du Festival est consacré à la formation artistique à travers ses programmes pour solistes, chambristes, son Atelier Lyrique, son Orchestra et Junior Orchestra, et depuis 2018, son programme de direction d’orchestre. Afin de communiquer plus efficacement notre engagement, ces programmes sont désormais regroupés sous le nom de « Verbier Festival Academy ». Je suis impatient de vous retrouver et d’échanger avec vous lors des plus de 200 masterclasses, ateliers, répétitions et représentations avec nos jeunes invités talentueux cet été. N’hésitez à nous rendre visite à la Spiegeltent du Festival – nouvelle structure d’accueil des activités de l’Academy et du Unlimited – voisine de la Salle des Combins ! Stephen McHolm Director, Academy & Unlimited Directeur Academy & Unlimited


SPIEGELTENT This year, the Verbier Festival introduces a new home for its Academy and Unlimited programmes, located adjacent to Salle des Combins. Spiegeltents, or magic mirrors, were travelling pavilions hand-crafted in Belgium that toured Europe at the start of the 20th century. They were a popular fairground attraction to which thousands flocked to dance on their beautiful oak floors and be entertained while nestled in their elegant seating booths. They were the ultimate cabaret and music salon. La Spiegeltent est le nouveau lieu du Festival, dédié à l’Academy et au programme Unlimited. Installée en face de la Salle des Combins, elle accueille les festivaliers dans son ambiance chaleureuse et singulière. Les Spiegeltents désignaient les structures circulaires en bois, verre et tissu qui voyageaient de villages en fêtes populaires dans la Belgique de la fin du XIXe siècle. With generous support from Avec le généreux soutien de Caroline & François Reyl

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CONTENTS sommaire p.8

AGENDA

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VERBIER FESTIVAL JUNIOR ORCHESTRA

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VERBIER FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

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CONDUCTING PROGRAMME

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SOLOIST & CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAMME

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ATELIER LYRIQUE

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AWARDS PRIX

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ALUMNI

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Thanks Remerciements

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AGENDA MASTERCLASSES Free Gratuit

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Masterclasses of the Soloist & Chamber Music Programme and Atelier Lyrique are very popular and seating is limited. Friends of the Verbier Festival are offered exclusive access to seating up until 15 minutes prior to the start of each class. Masterclasses are led in English. Les masterclasses du Programme Soloist & Chamber Music et de l’Atelier Lyrique sont très populaires et le nombre de places est limité. Les Amis du Verbier Festival bénéficient d’un accès exclusif aux places assises jusqu’à 15 minutes avant le début de chaque classe. Les masterclasses sont menées en anglais.

OPEN REHEARSALS RÉPÉTITIONS OUVERTES Free Gratuit

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Witness the VFJO, VFO and Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (VFCO) at work. VFJO rehearsals are free and open to the public at Collège de Bagnes in Le Châble. The public is welcome to five VFO and six VFCO general rehearsals at Salle des Combins. Observez le VFJO, le VFO et le VFCO à l'œuvre. Les répétitions du VFJO ont lieu au Collège de Bagnes au Châble. Le public est ainsi invité à assister à cinq répétitions générales du VFO et six du VFCO à la Salle des Combins.

CONCERTS

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Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra WED ME 24.07 | Salle des Combins | Free with ticket Gratuit sur réservation SUN DI 28.07 | La Chaux | Free Gratuit SAT SA 03.08 | Salle des Combins | CHF 50 / 25

Verbier Festival Orchestra THU JE 18.07 | MON LU 22.07 | THU JE 25.07 | SUN DI 28.07 | WED ME 31.07 | SAT SA 03.08 | Salle des Combins | CHF 25 – 220


Conducting Programme SUN DI 28.07 | La Chaux | Free Gratuit The Academy’s Conducting Fellows take the stage to lead the VFJO at the annual open-air concert at La Chaux. Les chefs d’orchestre de l’Academy montent sur scène pour diriger le VFJO lors du concert annuel en plein air à La Chaux.

Soloist & Chamber Music Programme TUE MA 23.07 – SAT SA 27.07 & SUN DI 28.07 – WED ME 31.07 | Cinéma | Free Gratuit FRI VE 02.08 | SAT SA 03.08 | Église | CHF 25 / Free Gratuit FRI VE 02.08 | Spiegeltent | Free Gratuit Discover tomorrow’s biggest names of the concert stage at the popular free Academy Showcase performances at the Verbier Cinema and three final chamber music concerts. Découvrez les plus grands noms de la scène de demain lors des Academy Showcase au Cinéma de Verbier, et des concerts finaux de musique de chambre.

Atelier Lyrique SUN DI 28.07 | Église | CHF 25 / Free Gratuit SAT SA 03.08 | Salle des Combins | CHF 50 / 25 The Atelier Lyrique Song Programme’s singers and collaborative pianist perform a final song recital and the Opera Programme singers join the VFJO for a semistaged performance of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Les chanteurs et le pianiste du Song Programme de l'Atelier Lyrique donnent un récital final, et les chanteurs du Opera Programme se joignent au VFJO pour une représentation de Die Zauberflöte de Mozart.

Alumni: Soloists Exceptional Academy alumni return to perform and teach at the Festival this summer Des alumni exceptionnels de l'Academy sont de retour pour se produire et enseigner au Festival cet été : Quatuor Arod, Calidore String Quartet, Renaud Capuçon, María Dueñas, Quatuor Ébène, Mathieu Herzog, Yoav Levanon, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, George Li, Lawrence Power, Louis Schwizgebel. See the Official Festival Programme. Voir le Programme officiel du Festival.

Alumni: Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra FRI VE 19.07 | SUN DI 21.07 | TUE MA 23.07 | SAT SA 27.07 | TUE MA 30.07 | FRI VE 02.08 | Salle des Combins | CHF 25 – 160

Unlimited verbierfestival.com/unlimited

Unlimited offers a mountain of free and accessible activities for all ages. Many Unlimited concerts feature musicians of the Academy. Unlimited offre une montagne d’activités gratuites, accessibles et ouvertes à tous. De nombreux concerts Unlimited mettent en lumière des musiciens de l’Academy.

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LEGEND LéGENDE

VENUES LIEUX

VFJO

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VFO

FR : verbierfestival.com/lieux

Soloist & Chamber Music programme

TICKETS BILLETS

Atelier lyrique

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VFCO

T +41 (0)848 771 882

UNLIMITED

THU JE 18.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Hellwig Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Frank

Chalet Orny

MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Power Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: SONG Quasthoff Cinéma 

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFO Gergiev

Salle des Combins

13:30 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Gaffigan

Collège de Bagnes

14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Frank

Chalet d'Adrien

MASTERCLASS: OPERA Waters Cinéma  MASTERCLASS: CELLO Wang Téléverbier 19:00 CONCERT: VFO Gergiev Salle des Combins 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS

VF Orchestras Église

FRI VE 19.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Hellwig Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Frank

Chalet Orny

 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Power

Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Wang Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: STAGE PRESENCE Waters Cinéma 

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFCO Takács-Nagy Salle des Combins

13:30 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Gaffigan

Collège de Bagnes

14:00 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Herzog Cinéma 14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Frank

Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Power Téléverbier 19:00 CONCERT: VFCO Takács-Nagy Salle des Combins

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SAT SA 20.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Frank

Chalet Orny

 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Power

Chalet d'Adrien

10:00 MASTERCLASS: SONG Quasthoff Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: OPERA/VOCOLOGY Frittoli/Cossu Téléverbier 13:30 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Gaffigan

Collège de Bagnes

14:30 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Wang Téléverbier  MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Herzog 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS

Chalet Orny

VF Orchestras Église

SUN DI 21.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Weilerstein Chalet d'Adrien 10:00 MASTERCLASS: SONG Quasthoff Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: STAGE PRESENCE Waters 

Chalet Orny

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFCO Takács-Nagy Salle des Combins

14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Hellwig  Chalet d'Adrien 19:00 CONCERT: VFCO Takács-Nagy Salle des Combins

MON LU 22.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Hellwig Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Weilerstein Chalet Orny  MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Power

Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Wang Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: SONG Hampson Cinéma 13:30 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Masur

Collège de Bagnes

14:00 MASTERCLASS: OPERA Frittoli Cinéma 14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Hellwig

Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Weilerstein

Chalet Orny

18:00 CONCERT: VFO Gergiev Salle des Combins 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS

VF Orchestras Église

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TUE MA 23.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Bavouzet  Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Weilerstein Chalet Orny 10:00 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFCO Goebel

Salle des Combins

10:30 MASTERCLASS: SONG Hampson Cinéma 

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Masur

Collège de Bagnes

13:30 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Masur

Collège de Bagnes

14:00 MASTERCLASS: OPERA Frittoli Spiegeltent 

SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber 

14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Hellwig

Cinéma Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Takács-Nagy  Chalet Orny 19:00 CONCERT: VFCO Goebel 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS

Salle des Combins

VF Orchestras Église

WED ME 24.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Babayan Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Weilerstein Chalet Orny  MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Power

Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Wang Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Takács-Nagy Cinéma 14:00 SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma 15:00 CONCERT: VFJO Masur Salle des Combins 22:30 UNLIMITED: THE LAB

Atelier Lyrique Spiegeltent

THU JE 25.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Babayan Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: CELLO Helmerson Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: SONG/OPERA Hampson Cinéma 

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFO Welser-Möst Salle des Combins

14:00 SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma 14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Takács-Nagy

Chalet Orny

19:00 CONCERT: VFO Welser-Möst Salle des Combins 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS

VF Orchestras Église

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FRI VE 26.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Achúcarro Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Baráti

Chalet Orny

 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Tamestit Chalet d'Adrien 10:00 MASTERCLASS: OPERA Carroll Cinéma 14:00 MASTERCLASS: OPERA Hampson Spiegeltent 

SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma

14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Takács-Nagy

Chalet Orny

23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS VFJO Église

SAT SA 27.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Achúcarro Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Baráti

Chalet Orny

 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Tamestit Chalet d'Adrien  MASTERCLASS: CELLO Helmerson Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS 

Merlin (Quatuor Ébène) Cinéma

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFCO Shani

Salle des Combins

14:00 MASTERCLASS: OPERA Carroll Spiegeltent 

SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma

14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Takács-Nagy

Chalet Orny

19:00 CONCERT: VFCO Shani

Salle des Combins

SUN DI 28.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Baráti

Chalet Orny

 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Helmerson Téléverbier 10:00 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFO Honeck

Salle des Combins

14:00 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Bavouzet Spiegeltent  UNLIMITED: OPEN AIR VFJO/Conductors La Chaux 14:30 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Tamestit Chalet d'Adrien 16:00 CONCERT: SONG

Atelier Lyrique  Église

19:00 CONCERT: VFO Honeck Salle des Combins 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS VFJO Église

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MON LU 29.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Bavouzet Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLIN Baráti

Chalet Orny

 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Rados Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Schiff Cinéma 13:30 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Kochanovsky Collège de Bagnes 14:00 MASTERCLASS: OPERA Carroll Spiegeltent 

SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma

14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Rados 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS

Chalet Orny

VF Orchestras Église

TUE MA 30.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Tomter

Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Helmerson Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Rados Cinéma 

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO / OPERA Kochanovsky  Collège de Bagnes



OPEN REHEARSAL: VFCO Takács-Nagy Salle des Combins

13:30 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Kochanovsky Collège de Bagnes 14:00 SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma 14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Rados

Chalet Orny

19:00 CONCERT: VFCO Takács-Nagy Salle des Combins 23:00 UNLIMITED: WINDOWS

VF Orchestras Église

WED ME 31.07 09:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Bavouzet Spiegeltent  MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Tamestit Chalet d'Adrien  MASTERCLASS: CELLO Helmerson Téléverbier 10:00 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO / OPERA Kochanovsky

Collège de Bagnes

10:00 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFO Shani

Salle des Combins

14:00 MASTERCLASS: PIANO Schiff Spiegeltent 

SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma



OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO VFJO/Kochanovsky Collège de Bagnes

14:30 MASTERCLASS: PIANO QUARTETS Rados

Chalet Orny

19:00 CONCERT: VFO Shani Salle des Combins 23:00 UNLIMITED: TINTED WINDOWS Academy Spiegeltent

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THU JE 01.08 09:30 MASTERCLASS: CELLO Helmerson Téléverbier 10:00 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Rados Cinéma 

OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO / OPERA Kochanovsky  Collège de Bagnes

14:00 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFJO Kochanovsky Collège de Bagnes 

SHOWCASE: SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Cinéma

14:30 MASTERCLASS: VIOLA Tomter

Chalet d'Adrien

 MASTERCLASS: STRING QUARTETS Takács-Nagy

Chalet Orny

FRI VE 02.08 10:00 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFCO Kavakos

Salle des Combins

11:00 CONCERT: CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Église 19:00 CONCERT: VFCO Kavakos 22:00 CONCERT: STRING QUARTETS

Salle des Combins

String Quartets Spiegeltent

SAT SA 03.08 10:00 OPEN REHEARSAL: VFO Luisi

Salle des Combins

11:00 CONCERT: CHAMBER MUSIC Soloists/Chamber Église 15:00 CONCERT: VFJO / OPERA Kochanovsky  Salle des Combins 19:00 CONCERT: VFO Luisi Salle des Combins

Medici.tv’s live and on-demand broadcasts from the Verbier Festival provide a calling card for musicians of the Academy. A selection of VFJO, VFO, VFCO and alumni concerts will be broadcast on medici.tv again this year. Les directs et vidéos à la demande sur medici.tv sont de véritables cartes de visite pour les musiciens de l’Academy. Retrouvez une sélection de concerts du VFJO, VFO, VFCO et des alumni de l’Academy sur medici.tv.

Listen to exclusive live recordings and playlists from the Verbier Festival on IDAGIO, the Festival’s Official Audio Streaming Partner. All closing concerts of the Academy’s Soloist & Chamber Music Programme and Atelier Lyrique will be available for audio streaming exclusively on IDAGIO. Visit idagio.com/verbier for three free months of classical music listening with IDAGIO. Écoutez en exclusivité les enregistrements live et les playlists du Verbier Festival sur IDAGIO, partenaire officiel du Festival en streaming audio. Tous les concerts de clôture du Programme Soloist & Chamber Music et de l’Atelier Lyrique seront disponibles en streaming audio exclusivement sur IDAGIO. Rendez-vous sur idagio.com/verbier pour essayer IDAGIO gratuitement pendant trois mois.

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VERBIER FESTIVAL JUNIOR ORCHESTRA “Being part of this unique group changed the way I look at the world.” Ryan Kim, USA double bass VFJO 2018 & 2019 The Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (VFJO) is an international orchestral training programme for musicians aged 15 to 18. Members are coached by a roster of established players from around the globe, many of whom are Verbier Festival Orchestra alumni and who now perform in prominent orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre de Paris and Frankfurter Opern-und Museumsorchester. Over three weeks, these young musicians learn, rehearse and perform in Verbier and Le Châble. Le Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra est un programme international de formation d’orchestre destiné aux musiciens âgés de 15 à 18 ans. Les membres sont entraînés par un panel de musiciens confirmés venus du monde entier, dont beaucoup sont d’anciens élèves du Verbier Festival Orchestra et jouent dans des orchestres prestigieux, notamment le London Symphony Orchestra, le Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, l’Orchestre de Paris et le Frankfurter Opernen-und Museumsorchester. Pendant trois semaines, ces jeunes musiciens s’instruisent, répètent et se produisent à Verbier et au Châble.


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Musicians Musiciens ​​​​​​

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Coaches coachs

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Conductors Chefs d’orchestre ​​​

With the generous support of Avec le généreux soutien de

Fondation Juchum Loterie Romande Yves Paternot Legacy Fund Anonymous Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées par Marianne-Cécile Bolomey Sibylle Klötzer-Vierhub Fondation Neva for nine promising Russian musicians pour neuf jeunes musiciens russes prometteurs Rental of double basses generously supported by La location de contrebasses est généreusement soutenue par Felicia Paik & Ty Kim, the Andrew B. Kim & Wan Kyun Rha Kim Family Foundation Inc.

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MUSICIANS MUSICIENS 41 musiciens membres du VFJO pour la première fois (¹) 16 musiciens déjà membres lors d’une précédente édition DOUBLE BASS CONTREBASSE Ross Engelmyer United States Gabriel Gaw¹ United States Ryan Kim United States Sebastian Pini¹ Australia

VIOLIN VIOLON Marie-Sophie Baumgartner Switzerland Archer Brown¹ United States Connor Chaikowsky United States Clara Doise¹ France Mariia Farrakhova¹ Russia Eva Ghelardi Italy Apolline Gruffel¹ Switzerland Ekaterina Gushlevskaya¹ Russia Ivan Kuznetsov¹ Russia Yuqi Liang¹ China Agnès Marias¹ France Alexis Mauritz Switzerland Kaito Mimura United States Rahel Neyer Austria Katia Nuez¹ Spain Marija Radovanovic¹ Serbia Nikita Shkuratov Russia Evfrosiniya Tsuvareva¹ Russia Yiran Wang¹ China Jvchao Zhao¹ China

FLUTE FLûTE Jung An Kuo¹ Taiwan Ellen Hayun Lee¹ South Korea OBOE HAUTBOIS Fedor Osver¹ Russia Pedro Sá¹ Portugal CLARINET CLARINETTE Katarina Marjanov¹ Serbia Daniel Solowey United States BASSOON BASSON Sergey Khvorostyanov¹ Russia Inès Pyziak Belgium

VIOLA ALTO Jeanne Duquesnoy France Mia Kulieva¹ Russia Agnes Oberndorfer¹ Austria Ana Pérez Pousada¹ Spain Esteban Ramirez Gaviria¹ Colombia Emma Santini¹ Italy Laure-Anne Simon¹ France Sara Umanskaya Israel

HORN COR Xavier Aguilella¹ Spain Bastian Berlinghof¹ Germany Mireia Jarrega¹ Spain Lucie Lemaire¹ France TRUMPET TROMPETTE Raphael Horrach¹ France Eloy Pérez¹ Spain

CELLO VIOLONCELLE Gerard Flotats Boix¹ Spain Victoria Grishina Russia Ferruccio Guzzoni¹ Italy Callum Owens Ireland Pietro Scimemi¹ Italy Emile Traelnes¹ Switzerland

TROMBONE Botond Drahos¹ Hungary Elise Jacquemettaz Switzerland Carlos Jiménez Fernández¹ Spain PERCUSSION Bastien Lafosse¹ France Sophie McNeal¹ United States

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COACHES COACHS David Ballesteros violin Giovanni Radivo violin German Clavijo viola Heiner Reich cello Mary Wheelock Javian double bass Jessica Dalsant flute Johannes Grosso oboe Aleksandar Tasić clarinet Lola Descours bassoon Robin Paillette horn Philipp Hutter trumpet Jonathan Reith trombone Samuli Viitanen percussion

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VFJO ©Aline Paley


CONDUCTORS CHEFS D’ORCHESTRE James Gaffigan

Stanislav Kochanovsky

Hailed for the natural ease of his conducting and the compelling insight of his musicianship, James Gaffigan continues to attract international attention and is one of the most outstanding American conductors working today. He is currently the Chief Conductor of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and Principal Guest Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Since becoming Chief Conductor of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Maestro Gaffigan has made a significant impact on the orchestra’s profile, both nationally and internationally, with a number of highly successful tours and recordings. He is in high demand, working with leading orchestras and opera houses throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. James Gaffigan continue d’attirer l’attention internationale et est l’un des chefs américains les plus remarquables aujourd’hui. Il est actuellement Chef principal du Luzerner Sinfonieorchester et premier Chef invité de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio néerlandaise. Depuis qu’il est Chef principal du Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Maestro Gaffigan a eu un impact très important sur le profil de l’orchestre, tant au niveau national qu’international, avec de nombreuses tournées et enregistrements très réussis.

Stanislav Kochanovsky was born and studied in St Petersburg where he was singled out early on in his career as a unique talent He is now considered one of the brightest and most promising young conductors coming from Russia today. With an in-depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire gleaned during his formative years conducting at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg and as a Chief Conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra, Kochanovsky is now receiving attention from orchestras and opera houses around the world. He regularly performs at the Mariinsky Theatre as guest conductor and has more than thirty operas in his repertoire. Diplômé avec mention du Conservatoire d’État de Saint-Pétersbourg, Stanislav Kochanovsky se produit régulièrement au Théâtre Mariinsky en tant que Chef invité et compte plus de trente opéras à son répertoire. En plus de ses engagements en Russie, la carrière internationale du jeune chef s’est développée rapidement et l’a conduit à diriger l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Rotterdam, l’Orchestre d’Île de France, l’Orchestre de Chine, l’Orchestre de la Radio de Stuttgart, de la Suisse Italienne ou encore l’Orchestre Symphonique d’Israël.

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Ken-David Masur German-born American conductor Ken-David Masur was recently appointed as Music Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, beginning in the 2019/20 season. He continues to serve as Associate Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Known as a sought-after teacher of young musicians, Maestro Masur frequently conducts the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the BUTI, as well as the New England Conservatory and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras. Founding Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra and Choir at Columbia University, he and his wife, pianist Melinda Lee Masur, are the founders and artistic directors of the Chelsea Music Festival, an annual multimedia production devoted to music, the arts and cuisine. Le chef d’orchestre américain d’origine allemande Ken-David Masur a récemment été nommé Directeur musical de l’Orchestre symphonique de Milwaukee, à compter de la saison 2019-20. Il continue d’assurer ses fonctions de Chef associé du Boston Symphony Orchestra. Reconnu comme un pédagogue recherché des jeunes musiciens, K.-D. Masur dirige fréquemment l’Orchestre Civique de Chicago, le BUTI, ainsi que les orchestres du New England Conservatory et du Tanglewood Music Center. Directeur musical fondateur de la Bach Society Orchestra et du choeur à la Columbia University, Ken-David Masur et son épouse, la pianiste Melinda Lee Masur, sont les fondateurs et directeurs artistiques du Chelsea Music Festival, une production multimédia annuelle consacrée à la musique, aux arts et à la cuisine.

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The Verbier Festival Orchestra (VFO) is a rite of passage for today’s exceptional young orchestra musicians aged 18 to 28. It is recognized as one of the best training orchestras on the planet. Since its founding in 2000, the orchestra has brought together rising talents with the foremost conductors and soloists of our time. Nowhere else in the world does the Orchestra’s Music Director Valery Gergiev spend more time in one place each summer than in Verbier. In preparation for work with their formidable maestro and other distinguished conductors, VFO musicians receive two weeks of intensive coaching from musicians of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. This year marks 20 years of collaboration with the MET Orchestra. Le Verbier Festival Orchestra (VFO) est un rite de passage pour les jeunes musiciens exceptionnels d’aujourd’hui. Il est reconnu comme l’un des meilleurs orchestres de formation de la planète. Depuis sa fondation en 2000, l’orchestre a réuni les talents émergents avec les plus grands chefs et solistes de notre époque. Verbier est absolument unique en offrant la possibilité de travailler avec le Maestro Gergiev pendant près d’une semaine chaque été, malgré la densité de son emploi du temps. Pour se préparer à travailler avec leur formidable maestro et d’autres chefs d’orchestre émérites, les musiciens du VFO reçoivent deux semaines de coaching intensif de la part des musiciens du Metropolitan Opera de New York. Cette année marque d’ailleurs les 20 ans d’une collaboration fructueuse avec l’Orchestre du MET.


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Anonymous Tsukanov Family Foundation Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées généreusement par Marianne-Cécile Bolomey Sibylle Klötzer-Vierhub Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala for three promising Swiss musicians pour trois jeunes musiciens suisses prometteurs Peter Brabeck-Letmathe Sylvia & Roland Mex Martinoli Mario Rampini, in memory of Jacqueline Rampini

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MUSICIANS MUSICIENS 54 musiciens membres du VFO pour la première fois (¹) 2 musiciens alumni VFJO (2) VIOLIN VIOLON Leon Blekh Netherlands Robson do Carmo Junior Brazil Mark Chien¹ United States Heemin Choi Canada Petr Chonkushev Russia Melissa Deal¹ United States Emma Gibout France Charles Gleason¹ United States Yan Lok Hoi¹ Macau Yuri Katsumata Japan Ah Young Kim South Korea Gihwan Kim South Korea Young Jung Kim¹ South Korea Sooyeon Kim United States Annika Kounts¹ United States Sarah Kuo¹ Switzerland Ka-Yeon Lee¹ South Korea Sophia Mockler United States Ashley Jeehyun Park¹ United States Michael Rau¹ United States Genevieve Smelser¹ United States Charline Steffann France Yabing Tan China Cigdem Tuncelli2 Switzerland Roman Vikulov¹ Russia Carina Vincenti¹ United States Emilie Weibel Switzerland Elizaveta Yarovaya Russia Richard Zheng¹ Canada Christian Zimmerman¹ United States VIOLA ALTO Marie Ducroux¹ France Daekyu Han¹ South Korea Carrie Jones¹ United States Chloé Lecoq¹ France Emily Liu¹ United States Natalie Loughran United States Anna Lysenko Ukraine Julia McLean United States Chris Rogers-Beadle¹ United States Lan Wang¹ China Jiawei Yan¹ China Katja Yeager¹ United States

CELLO VIOLONCELLE Laura Andrade¹ United States Thomas Chartre¹ Canada Christine Chen¹ Taiwan Chloe Joo Yeon Hong South Korea Songhee Lee¹ South Korea Ian Lum¹ Malaysia Guilherme Monegatto Brazil Esther-Hélèna Richard France Axelle Richez¹ 2 Switzerland Quentin Sanchez France DOUBLE BASS CONTREBASSE Douglas Aliano United States Nina Bernat¹ United States Peter Hatch¹ United States Andrew Keller United States Asa Maynard United States Lindsey Orcutt¹ United States Cindy Wei Xin¹ China Xingyuan Weng¹ China FLUTE Flûte Joachim Becerra Thomsen¹ Denmark Coline Richard France Ji Weon Ryu South Korea Sofia Viland¹ Russia OBOE HAUTBOIS Jonathan Gentry¹ United States Carl Julius Lefebvre Hansen¹ Denmark Céline Rousselle France Nicholas Tisherman¹ United States CLARINET CLARINETTE Andrea Caputo¹ Italy Stefani Feldman¹ United States Kamalia Freyling¹ United States Samuel Sparrow United States

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BASSOON BASSON Lorraine Guyot¹ France Maggie O’Leary United States Pedro Antonio Pérez Méndez¹ Spain Stephen Rudman¹ United States

MET Orchestra Derrick Inouye conductor Caterina Szepes violin Nancy Wu violin Désirée Elsevier viola Dorothea Figueroa cello Leigh Mesh double bass Chelsea Knox flute Nathan Hughes oboe Jessica Phillips clarinet William Short bassoon Joseph Anderer horn David Langlitz brass Rob Knopper percussion Emmanuel Ceysson harp

HORN COR Corbin Castro United States Elizabeth Virginia Linares Montero Venezuela Hannah Miller¹ Ireland Pablo Neva¹ Espagne Ewa Joanna Paciorek Pologne TRUMPET TROMPETTE Daniel Egan United States Arthur Escriva France Célestin Guérin France Dominic Wunderli Switzerland TROMBONE Robert Blumstein¹ United States Alejandro Cantos Sánchez¹ Spain Christopher Lindgren United States BASS TROMBONE BASSE Santiago Diaz Spain TUBA Jarrett McCourt¹ Canada PERCUSSION Joseph Bricker¹ United States Samuel Chan Hong Kong Pere Cornudella Spain Robin Mittner Switzerland John Thenell United States HARP HARPE Margot Gélie¹ France Diane Segard¹ France

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VALERY GERGIEV

Music Director Directeur musical Verbier Festival Orchestra Arguably the most distinguished conductor in the world, Valery Gergiev is a champion of discovering and nurturing new musical talent. He is a vivid representative of the St Petersburg conducting school and a former pupil of the legendary Professor Ilya Musin. In 1988 Maestro Gergiev was appointed Music Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, and in 1996 became its Artistic and General Director. Under his direction, the Mariinsky Theatre has become a major theatre and concert complex, without par anywhere in the world. Despite a schedule that would daunt even the busiest politician, Maestro Gergiev has been a regular visitor to the Verbier Festival and, last year, was appointed Music Director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Valery Gergiev, maître dans la découverte et l’épanouissement de nouveaux talents musicaux, est sans doute un des chefs d’orchestre les plus reconnus au monde. Il est un représentant actif de l’école de direction de Saint-Pétersbourg et un ancien élève du légendaire professeur Ilya Musin. En 1988, il est nommé Directeur musical du Théâtre Mariinsky et, en 1996, en devient le Directeur artistique et général. Sous la direction du maestro Gergiev, le Théâtre Mariinsky devient un grand complexe de théâtre et de concert, sans équivalent dans le monde. Malgré un emploi du temps surchargé, Valery Gergiev est un habitué du Verbier Festival. En 2018, il est nommé Directeur musical du Verbier Festival Orchestra.

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CONDUCTORS CHEFS D’ORCHESTRE MANFRED HONECK

FABIO LUISI

Renowned for his distinctive interpretations, Manfred Honeck has served as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008/2009 season. Prior to his tenure in Pittsburgh, he led several orcheastras and institutions, including the Norwegian National Opera, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Staatsoper and the Wolfegg International Concerts in Germany for over 20 years. Born in Austria, Honeck studied at the Vienna Academy of Music. After his experience as a member of the viola section of the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Staatsoper Orchester, he began his career as an assistant to Claudio Abbado and as artistic director of the Vienna Youth Orchestra. Honeck holds honorary doctorates from several North American and Austrian universities. Réputé pour ses interprétations hors du commun, Manfred Honeck a assuré la direction artistique et musicale de nombreux orchestres et institutions dont l’Orchestre Symphonique de Pittsburgh, l’Opéra National de Norvège, l’Orchestre Philharmonique d’Oslo, l’Orchestre Symphonique de la Radio suédoise, le Staatsoper de Stuttgart ou encore les Concerts Internationaux Wolfegg en Allemagne durant plus de 20 ans. Né en Autriche, M. Honeck a suivi sa formation à l’Académie de Musique de Vienne. Après son expérience en tant que membre de la section alto du Wiener Philharmoniker et du Staatsoper Orchester, il a débuté sa carrière en tant qu’assistant de Claudio Abbado et comme chef artistique de l’Orchestre de la Jeunesse de Vienne. Honeck est titulaire des doctorats honorifiques de plusieurs universités nord-américaines et autrichiennes.

Fabio Luisi is the Music Director Designate of the Dallas Symphony, General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, Chief Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He was Principal Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York from 2011 to 2017, a position he took up after a string of impressive posts: Chief Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, General Music Director of the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Saxon State Opera,Music Director and Principal Conductor of the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig and Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, to name a few. He is a Grammy winner and has been awarded the coveted Italian critics’ Prize ‘Franco Abbiati’, the Grifo d’Oro of the city of Genoa and is a Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana and Commedatore de l’Ordine della Stella. Actuellement Directeur musical du Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi est un chef d’orchestre reconnu pour la rigueur de son interprétation. Aussi bien à l’étranger que dans son pays natal, l’Italien s’est illustré comme Directeur général de la musique de l’Opéra de Zurich. Il a été Chef principal du Metropolitan Opera de New York de 2011 à 2017, un poste qu’il occupait auparavant à l’Orchestre Symphonique de Vienne, mais aussi Directeur musical de l’Orchestre de la Suisse romande, Directeur général de la musique de la Staatskapelle et du Staatsoper de Dresde, ou encore Chef principal du MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra de Leipzig pour ne citer qu’eux. Récompensé d’un Grammy, il a remporté le prix très convoité de la critique italienne Prix Franco Abbiati, le Grifo d’Oro de la ville de Gênes et a été promu Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana et Commedatore de l’Ordine della Stella.

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LAHAV SHANI

FRANZ WELSER-MÖST

Lahav Shani has established himself as one of the most talked about young conducting talents making a huge impression with his astonishing maturity and natural, instinctive musicality. In September 2018 he took over as Chief Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, succeeding Yannick NézetSéguin and becoming the youngest Chief Conductor in the orchestra’s history. In the 2020/21 season, Shani will succeed Zubin Mehta as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He is the orchestra’s Music Director Designate in 2019/20. Shani was born in Tel Aviv in 1989 and began his piano studies at age of 6, completing his studies in conducting with Professor Christian Ehwald and in piano with Professor Fabio Bidini, both at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. In 2013, he won First Prize at the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg, which launched his promising career as a conductor. Lahav Shani s’est imposé comme l’un des jeunes talents les plus remarquables de par sa maturité et sa musicalité naturelle. Succédant à Yannick Nézet-Séguin à la tête de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Rotterdam, il prend, en 2020/21, la direction musicale de l’Orchestre Philharmonique d’Israël, succédant à Zubin Mehta à ce poste. Shani est né à Tel Aviv en 1989 et a commencé ses études de piano à l’âge de 6 ans, complétant sa formation en direction avec le professeur Christian Ehwald et le piano avec le professeur Fabio Bidini, tous deux à l’Académie de Musique Hanns Eisler de Berlin. En 2013, il remporte le Premier Prix du Concours International de direction Gustav Mahler à Bamberg, qui annonce le début de sa carrière prometteuse.

For 18 years, Franz Welser-Möst has shaped an unmistakable sound culture as Musical Director of the Cleveland Orchestra. Under his leadership, the orchestra has been repeatedly praised by international critics for its musical excellence. Through innovative projects and co-operations, young audiences have been continuously approached and consulted and, as a result of these initiatives, 20% of all Cleveland Orchestra concertgoers are now under age 25. As a guest conductor, he enjoys a particularly close and productive artistic partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic. He has twice appeared on the podium for their celebrated New Year’s Concert, and regularly conducts the orchestra in subscription concerts at the Vienna Musikverein, as well as on tours in Japan, China, Australia and the USA. Franz Welser-Möst est l’un des chefs d’orchestre les plus reconnus de notre époque. Le chef autrichien est Directeur musical du Cleveland Orchestra depuis 2002 avec lequel il a célébré le 100e anniversaire en 2018, qui se caractérise par une programmation exceptionnelle, de nombreuses premières et des productions d’opéra mises en scène, ainsi que par un engagement fort en faveur de la création, tourné vers un jeune public à travers des projets et des collaborations novatrices. En tant que chef invité, F. Welser-Möst entretient des relations privilégiées avec le Wiener Philharmoniker recevant l’Anneau d’honneur par l’orchestre. De 2010 à 2014, il a été Directeur général de la musique du Wiener Staatsoper.

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CONDUCTING “These last few days of observation and exchange with Valery Gergiev were a dream come true.” Simon Rivard, Canada conductor Conducting Programme 2018 Mentorship & Coaching with avec Valery Gergiev VFO Music Director, Gábor Tákacs-Nagy VFCO Music Director, James Gaffigan, Reinhard Goebel, Manfred Honeck, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Fabio Luisi, Ken-David Masur, Lahav Shani, Franz Welser-Möst The Academy’s Conducting Programme offers a stepping stone to emerging conductors who are on the verge of leading orchestras at the highest level. Launched in 2018 with the arrival of Valery Gergiev as Verbier Festival Orchestra (VFO) Music Director, more than 120 candidates applied for four coveted positions in the Programme’s sophomore year. In addition to these four, one junior student-inresidence, aged 14, was invited as an observer in the interest of advancing his dream of becoming a conductor. Le Conducting Programme de l’Academy offre un tremplin aux chefs d’orchestre émergents qui seront bientôt à la tête des formations orchestrales les plus réputées. Lancé en 2018 avec l’arrivée de Valery Gergiev comme Directeur musical du Verbier Festival Orchestra (VFO), plus de 120 candidats ont postulé pour les quatre postes disponibles. Un jeune étudiant en résidence, âgé de 14 ans, a été invité à titre d’observateur, afin de réaliser son rêve de devenir chef d’orchestre.

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LUCIE LEGUAY

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Canada | Age 27 Scholarship Donor: Marianne Oundjian

France | Age 28 Scholarship Donor: Monsieur & Madame Jean-Manuel Escalas

Most Recent Education/Teacher McGill University with Alexis Hauser (Montreal, 2015)


Most Recent Education/Teacher Haute École de Musique de Lausanne with Aurélien Azan Zielinski (2018)

Recent Achievement I was named Artistic Partner of Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal).

Recent Achievement I won the position of Assistant Conductor for three orchestras in France (Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestra National d’île de France in Paris). On the personal front, I’ve recently restarted my tennis training!

I am currently working in Montreal as artistic partner of Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Orchestre Métropolitain. Six year ago, I founded my own orchestra—the Orchestre de l’Agora—through which I can express all of my musical interests. The Verbier Festival Academy is a very inspiring experience, especially being surrounded by extraordinary musicians, teachers and working alongside Valery Gergiev, whom I admire greatly. It is an experience I am sure I will remember my whole life. J’ai appris le piano très jeune et ai de nombreuses fois joué avec mes parents, membres tous les deux d’un quatuor à cordes à Montréal. Je crois qu’il est indispensable de rester proche de son instrument. Je continue ainsi, aujourd’hui, à côté de mon activité de chef d’orchestre, de jouer du piano et de me produire en concert avec mon premier instrument.

I love to create—create musical projects, create team spirit, and, most importantly for musicians and audiences, create emotion. Music is part of me; when I conduct, I not only express my artistic vision, but my humanity too. As a conductor, I can combine my love of music with my love of working with others. I am committed to democratizing music by reaching as many people as possible. I find it very important to present new ways to approach music—to encourage exchange between artist and audience. One way in particular is to give life to music of our time, about which I am passionate. J’ai toujours souhaité faire un métier où puissent se mêler musique et relations humaines, ce que permet la direction d’orchestre. Faire partie de la Verbier Festival Academy est une chance incroyable et je me réjouis à l’idée de vivre, pendant un mois, cette expérience unique.

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A WORD FROM UN MOT DE LA

BANK JULIUS BAER A Commitment to Future Generations through the Development of Young Talent Engagée auprès des jeunes, mobilisée pour la culture

Supporting art and music has been integral to Bank Julius Baer’s philosophy for decades. An interest in visual art dates back to the early 1930’s when the Baer family began its private art collection. Added to this, two female members of the Baer family pursued artistic careers, one of them having studied classical music. As a result, the family maintained an intensive contact with the art scene in Zurich, Paris and New York. In the early 1980’s, Bank Julius Baer founded its corporate art collection. The purpose was, and still is, to support artists who, at the time of a first purchase, are not yet firmly established, but clearly show great potential. Nearly two decades later, the Bank started to sponsor music halls, festivals and museums based on its heritage. Its collaboration with the Verbier Festival dates back to 2010 and focuses primarily on the Festival’s artist training mandate. The commitment goes beyond financial support; the bank sponsors the daily lunches for the Academy’s Soloist & Chamber Music Programme and Atelier Lyrique, leads a ‘basics of financial management’ seminar for all Academy musicians and—for the first time this year, through a documentary miniseries—follows a young French conductor, Lucie Leguay, on her transformative journey as part of the Academy. This experience is featured on Julius Baer’s and the Verbier Festival’s social media channels. L’implication de la Banque Julius Baer dans le Verbier Festival reflète son engagement envers la diversité culturelle et la promotion de la jeunesse, aussi bien au niveau régional qu’international. La Banque est convaincue que la découverte et le développement constant de nouveaux talents suscitent un intérêt durable auprès du public. Nous nous réjouissons de suivre l’évolution du Verbier Festival et de le voir atteindre de nouveaux sommets dans le futur.

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Germany / Russia | Age 32 Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Russia | Age 30 Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Most Recent Education/Teacher Universität der Künste Berlin with John Carewe

Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Ulrich Windfuhr

Recent Achievement I ‘play-conducted’ for the first time ever, conducting two Mozart piano concertos from the piano.

Recent Achievements This spring I was named the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I am also now able to do an arabesque in iceskating!

I studied piano and composition at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and completed my conducting studies in Berlin. I have always been drawn toward German Romantic music, and I have a particular fascination for the works of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. My international career took off in 2016, after winning Second Prize in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg. Next season, I will make my debut at the Prague National Theatre to conduct Lolita, a contemporary opera written by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. Je suis très intéressé par la musique contemporaine, un répertoire que j’aime particulièrement défendre lorsque j’en ai l’opportunité. J’espère profiter de mon temps au sein de la Verbier Festival Academy pour perfectionner et enrichir mes connaissances musicales !

I love the social aspect that belongs to conducting. I find it extremely interesting to collaborate with different people, personalities, young and old generations, experienced and less-experienced musicians, students… Music is something we all understand, a language that needs no translation. Each of us takes music very personally. That is why I believe music is the shortest way to make people understand each other and can give us confidence in the fact that we are not alone. Je suis enchantée de me rendre au Verbier Festival ! Je vais pouvoir y approfondir mes connaissances dans le domaine de la direction musicale mais aussi découvrir, échanger avec une multitude d’interprètes extrêmement talentueux.

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MAXIMILIAN HABERSTOCK Germany | Age 14 Student-in-Residence

Most Recent Education/Teacher University of Music and Performing Arts with Ulrich Nicolai (Munich) Music School of the City of Munich with Hans Peter Pairott Recent Achievement My concert for my charity project, Young Musicians Live, raised enough money to put 29 refugee children in school for one year! For me that’s both a professional and a personal achievement!

Last summer I was a student-in-residence in the Academy’s piano programme. I am very happy to return this year—not as a pianist but as a conductor! I am really exciting about working, learning and being inspired by Maestro Gergiev. I am sure this is going to be the opportunity to develop my career path. I look forward to this second summer in the Swiss Alps! Je suis ravi de me rendre de nouveau à Verbier cet été, non plus en tant que pianiste mais en tant que chef d’orchestre. Le Verbier Festival offre des instants musicaux magiques, ce sera un moment inoubliable.

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SOLOISTS & CHAMBER MUSIC “I needed to gain the reputation and recognition of being an internationally acclaimed violinist in order make the impact I want on a 21st century public. The Verbier Festival Academy helped me gain this essential credibility and powerful voice.” TIMOTHY CHOOI, Canada violin Soloist & Chamber Music Programme, 2017 & 2018 Laureate, Prix Yves Paternot, 2018 The Academy searches the world for the most promising pianists, violinists, violists, cellists and chamber ensembles to become Fellows of its Soloist & Chamber Music Programme, Eight from each solo discipline and two ensembles are selected for three weeks of mentorship and coaching by a faculty that is second to none. A select number of promising young students-in-residence, aged 13 to 15, are also invited to soak up the Festival experience with the aim of inspiring them to apply for full Academy Fellowships in the future. The study and performance of chamber music is fundamental at Verbier. In addition to classes and coachings offered to two string quartets this, all soloists, including students-in-residence, are assigned to chamber music groups and take part in chamber music masterclasses in additional to those in their respective disciplines. L’Academy recherche dans le monde entier les pianistes, violonistes, altistes, violoncellistes et ensembles les plus prometteurs pour intégrer ses programmes de solistes et de musique de chambre. Huit de chaque discipline solo et deux ensembles sont sélectionnés pour trois semaines de mentorat et de coaching par un professeur. Un certain nombre de jeunes étudiants prometteurs, âgés de 13 à 15 ans, sont également invités en résidence pour se nourrir de l’expérience du Festival et afin de les inciter à intégrer l’Academy à l’avenir. L’étude et l’interprétation de la musique de chambre sont fondamentales à Verbier. En plus des cours et des formations proposés cette année à deux quatuors à cordes, tous les solistes, y compris les étudiants en résidence, sont assignés à des groupes de musique de chambre et participent à des masterclasses dédiées en plus de celles de leurs disciplines respectives.


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PIANO Masterclasses & Coaching with avec Joaquín Achúcarro, Sergei Babayan, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Klaus Hellwig, Pedja Muzijevic, András Schiff Coordinator Coordinateur : Jonathan Ware

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The Tabor Foundation Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées par Georgie Deering Monsieur & Madame Jean-Manuel Escalas Fondation Neva (2) Florence Stern Floriane Tissières


EKATERINA BONYUSHKINA

ROMAN BORISOV

Russia | Age 15 Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Russia | Age 16 Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Most Recent Education/Teacher Gnessin Moscow School of Music with Evgenij Talisman

Most Recent Education/Teacher College of Novosibirsk State Conservatoire ‘M. I. Glinka’ with Mery Lebenzon

Recent Achievements To be chosen to take part to the Verbier Festival Academy!

Recent Achievements First Prize in the middle group of the Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition Solving the Rubik’s cube in less than 15 seconds

I am really looking forward to the Verbier Festival Academy, as it will be a wonderful opportunity to discover and exchange with other artists, to deepen my musical knowledge, to learn new pieces of music and, most of all, to work with other musicians on the chamber music repertoire, which I particularly love. I am very keen on learning new compositions and finding new opportunities to perform them. I enjoy playing chess, reading and studying physics, but none of those compare to my fascination for music! J’avais 10 ans lorsque j’ai donné mon premier récital. J’ai tout de suite aimé la scène et je n’ai, depuis lors, jamais cessé d’éprouver un plaisir immense à me produire en concert, à prendre part à différents festivals ou concours internationaux. Il me tarde d’être à Verbier !

I first learned the piano when I was three years old. Since that time, music has become a part of my life—at home, at school, everywhere on the road… It provides me with a limitless source of inspiration, of motivation. It allows me to aim high, it gives me strength through hard work, it lifts my spirits up and, at the same time, helps me to relax. I do not know what the future holds for me, however, it is my greatest wish that my career continues to develop further on stage. Prendre part à la Verbier Festival Academy est pour moi la chance de découvrir de nouveaux interprètes et répertoires, d’échanger avec de talentueux musiciens et de vivre une riche expérience musicale dans un cadre extraordinaire.

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TOM BORROW

AVERY GAGLIANO

Israel | Age 18 Scholarship Donor: Florence Stern

United States | Age 17 Scholarship Donor: Monsieur & Madame Jean-Manuel Escalas

Most Recent Education/Teacher Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University with Tomer Lev

Most Recent Education/Teacher Curtis Institute of Music with Jonathan Biss and Gary Graffman

Recent Achievements I had the privilege of stepping in for Khatia Buniatishvili in a series of concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recent Achievement Audience Award, Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition, 2019

I try to respect a composer’s intentions and contribute with my own individuality, thoughts, ideas and interpretations. Music is a powerful tool—it reaches many different places, it lifts me up, it can heal people, bring them relief. I hope to make performances a shared experience with the audience. Music has given me the wonderful opportunities to learn from artists, teachers and make new friendships. I am an avid chamber musician, and I look forward to playing this enchanted repertoire with the other students of the Verbier Festival Academy! Je suis amoureuse de la musique. J’aspire à faire du concert une expérience de partage avec le public et les autres musiciens. J’espère faire de belles rencontres humaines et musicales lors de ma venue à Verbier cet été !

I am devoted to music in all of its various forms: solo, concerto, chamber music, vocal and contemporary repertoire. There is not an area of music by which I am not intrigued or fascinated. I am very lucky to have started living the life of a professional pianist, which gives me the chance to travel, to constantly learn new repertoire, and to meet wonderful and talented musicians. And by playing music, I hope I can contribute to enriching the lives of those around me. Je suis très heureux de poursuivre mes débuts professionnels au sein de la Verbier Festival Academy. Je suis persuadé que ce sera là l’opportunité de m’enrichir au travers de rencontres, d’échanges et de découvertes musicales !

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EVA GEVORGYAN

NATHAN LEE

Russia / Armenia | Age 15 Student-in-Residence Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

United States | Age 17 Scholarship Donor: Georgie Deering Most Recent Education/Teacher Whitmore School (Morgantown) with Sasha Starcevich

Most Recent Education/Teacher Central Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Conservatory with Natalia Trull (piano) and Tatiana Chudova (composition)

Recent Achievements I was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music and finished my high school studies

Recent Achievement Second Prize and Press Award, Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition, 2019

My parents have always loved classical music, though they were not professional musicians. My mother used to play a little bit of piano. I think it was the radiance on her face and her deep love for music when she played that gave such joy to my brother and me. It made me want to pursue a career in music. I consider a performance a success if, even for a few moments, I can truly be connected with the audience through the magic of music. I believe musicians are the luckiest people on earth, as they have the privilege to create and share joy with others. C’est en écoutant le Concerto pour piano N° 2 de Prokofiev que j’ai eu envie d’apprendre à jouer du piano. Je suis ravi de me rendre à Verbier cet été et d’avoir ainsi la chance de partager avec musiciens et mélomanes cet amour de la musique !

I want to try to enrich people’s souls and to make the audience feel different emotions during my performances. Music is the only world where I can openly communicate to a lot of people without fear. I think you can feel and hear words in music which you might never dare to say in your daily life. Besides music, I enjoy jogging and table tennis. I also support several charities and am proud to regularly perform for charity events in Russia. Je rêve de communiquer au public des mots, des émotions parfois difficiles à formuler à haute voix. Et j’espère de tout cœur arriver à offrir au public des moments de joie à travers mes interprétations.

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SABINA MARIA SUCIU

China | Age 21

Romania | Age 15 Student

Most Recent Education/Teacher Curtis Institute of Music with Jonathan Biss, Robert McDonald, Seymour Lipkin

Most Recent Education/Teacher National College of Music George Enescu (Bucharest) with Corina Cretu (Mocanu)

Recent Achievement My trio (the AYA Trio) was the youngest semifinalist ensemble at the prestigious M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition in 2018.

Recent Achievement First Prize with Excellence, National Competition ‘Victor Giuleanu’ (Bucharest), 2019

As a 21st century performing artist, I wish to be a messenger between the composers from the past and the audiences of today. This is, I believe, my biggest challenge. Music is such a strong emotional language. I really look forward to contributing to the wonderful Verbier Festival community! J’ai à coeur de partager avec le plus grand nombre les pensées de différents compositeurs, de traduire les émotions qu’ils ont souhaité nous faire parvenir au travers de leurs partitions. Je vais pouvoir tenter de réaliser au sein de la Verbier Festival Academy cet été !

I started playing the piano when I was age four and I really liked it. The first time I was on stage felt wonderful and I realized it was something I could do all my life. I am very excited about the Verbier Festival Academy! Besides music, I also enjoy reading and swimming. Le Verbier Festival est un merveilleux moment musical, je suis certaine que cet été sera inoubliable !

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ALEXANDER ULLMAN

LAUREN ZHANG

United Kingdom | Age 28

United States | Age 17 Scholarship Donor: Floriane Tissières

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal College of Music (London), Dmitri Alexeev

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Robert Markham (piano) and Samuel Mason (violin)

Recent Achievement I performed Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony on the piano in concert.

Recent Achievement I was named BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2018.

Music is intrinsically part of who I am. It is the first thing I think about when I wake up. It is a lifelong obsession and the thing I love the most in the world. I am very happy to be part of the Verbier Festival Academy this summer. This is going to be a time of great learning and exchange with talented personalities. Peu de choses m'apportent autant de joie que la musique. C’est une obsession permanente. Je me réjouis à l’idée de me rendre à Verbier cet été et de vivre d’intenses moments de partage avec d’inspirants artistes et professeurs.

Almost nothing else in the world makes me feel happier than exploring repertoire—reading what great composers from centuries ago had whispered through their scores. I absolutely love learning about the historical, social and biographical context of a composition. As someone who loves reading and history, I find it fascinating to try to imagine how different those periods of time were, compared my own. Having this connection with composers gives me tremendous inspiration. Lorsque tous les musiciens d’un ensemble ont tellement répété qu’ils deviennent capable de penser et de jouer comme une seule entité, on peut assister à un moment de pure magie. La palette de couleurs présente dans le répertoire de musique de chambre est infinie et c’est la raison pour laquelle je l'aime tant !

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HARMONY ZHU

Canada | Age 13 Student-in-Residence Most Recent Education/Teacher The Juilliard School (Pre-College) with Veda Kaplinsky (piano) and Ira Taxin (composition) Recent Achievement First Place, Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition (2018)

Whenever I hear music, I am at home. I feel truly blessed to be able to play an instrument, allowing me to express myself and relate the composer’s message to the audience. I love to cheer people up through music. After many outreach events at hospitals, schools, libraries, community and senior centres, I believe the smile in the faces of an audience truly illustrates the wonderful transformative power of music. This is the best gift I could ever hope for as an artist. En plus du piano, je compose et étudie le violon. J’aspire, à travers mon jeu et mes compositions, à apporter sourires et inspiration. Faire partie de la Verbier Festival Academy est un rêve devenu réalité !

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VIOLIN VIOLON Masterclasses & Coaching with avec Kristóf Baráti, Pamela Frank, Donald Weilerstein Coordinator / Pianist Coordinateur / Pianiste : Tobias Koch

With the generous support of Avec le généreux soutien de

Aspect Foundation Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées par Fondation Neva Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation Igor, Yulia, Gregory, Schuyler, Nathan and Jacob Levin in honour of a great friend and supporter of the Verbier Festival Anonymous


ELLINOR D’MELON

HIU SING FAN

Jamaica | Age 18 Scholarship Donor: Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation

Hong Kong | Age 22 Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule für Musik and Theater München with Lena Neudauer and Julia Fischer

Most Recent Education/Teacher Peina Sofia School of Music with Zakhar Bron

Recent Achievements Getting the email from Verbier made my day. Learning one new Paganini Caprice made me happy...

Recent Achievement Performance of Brahms Violin Concerto with Jaime Martín and the Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Music is difficult to put into words. But I am grateful that I am able to feel so many different emotions when I listen to music—I really feel like I’m transported to another world. The best thing that can happen after a performance is to feel that the audience relates to the feelings and emotions I try to convey. When that happens, it is the best experience a musician can hope for. Je suis infiniment reconnaissant d’être musicien, quand bien même cela peu parfois peut être douloureux, mais je crois que la souffrance fait aussi partie de la musique. Je trouve toujours de la joie, de l’espoir dans les musiques les plus douloureuses tout comme de l’ombre, de l’obscurité dans les musiques les plus ravissantes et séduisantes.

I started playing the violin at age two. I was very lucky grow up in a creative environment: my mother is a pianist and my father, a visual artist. I think music is a language that does not separate us or judge us; it is something that helps us communicate. We can be from completely different countries, not speak the same language, have maybe never even met, and nevertheless, music still seems to bring a form of connection between us all. J’ai eu la chance d’avoir à mes côtés un entourage bienveillant lorsque j’ai décidé très jeune de me consacrer entièrement à la pratique du violon. Je m’étonne chaque jour de tous les bienfaits de la musique. J’espère pouvoir communiquer le bonheur que m’apporte la musique au plus grand nombre !

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GINA KEIKO FRIESICKE

RANDALL GOOSBY

Germany | Age 16 Scholarship Donor: Anonymous

United States | Age 23 Scholarship Donor: Igor, Yulia, Gregory, Schuyler, Nathan and Jacob Levin

Most Recent Education/Teacher Jungstudierenden-Institut in Detmold with Ulrike-Anima Mathé

Most Recent Education/Teacher The Juilliard School with Donald Weilerstein and Laurie Smukler

Recent Achievements One of my recitals was broadcast by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Recent Achievements Winning the Young Concert Artists International Audition, 2018 Learning to play golf

Performing music gives me the chance to communicate with the audience, making music the most powerful means of communication. Wherever I go, I know I can be understood because I speak the language of music. And this could not make me happier. I really look forward to being at the Verbier Festival Academy, to learn new piece of music and make enriching encounters. Je joue du violon depuis l’âge de trois ans. Mon violon me donne une voix qui me permet de délivrer les mots et les pensées du compositeur. J’ai alors l’impression d’être une messagère entre le compositeur et le public. En plus de la musique, j’ai également une passion pour les langues étrangères, j’apprends en ce moment l’espagnol et le coréen.

I have been playing the violin for most of my life. Music is just an endless source of joy for me and I really would not be where I am today without it. I have had the chance to study with world-class teachers and musicians, who have always offered valuable guidance and wisdom. My most meaningful friendships and cherished relationships have come as a result of music, of collaborating with my fellow musicians and colleagues. I hope to be able to build on my musicianship this year in Verbier Festival Academy. The Academy’s fantastic faculty, the environment, and my fellow musicians are sure to be incredibly inspiring and I hope to bring a little bit of inspiration to the Festival as well! Tout le monde peut tirer des bénéfices de la musique, même en l’écoutant simplement. J’espère pouvoir ouvrir les yeux des communautés qui m’entourent et restituer tout ce que j’ai appris au travers des merveilleuses expériences que j’ai pu vivre grâce à la musique.

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JULIAN KAINRATH

DANIEL KOGAN

Most Recent Education/Teacher Kunstuniversität Graz with Boris Kuschnir

Most Recent Education/Teacher Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Maya Glezarova, and Maastricht Conservatory with Boris Belkin

Italy | Age 14 Student-in-Residence

Canada/Russia | Age 26 Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Recent Achievement Being accepted to the Verbier Festival Academy as Student-in-Residence!

Recent Achievement Finalist, Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition (Paris), 2018

I cannot remember a time when I did not listen to music. I was four years old when I first listened to an opera. I instantly fell in love with Verdi’s Rigoletto and have been to many Opera houses in Europe since. My favourite operas are the ones written by Verdi, Puccini and Wagner. My love for opera then took me to the chamber music and symphonic repertoire. I discovered Schubert’s, Schumann’s and Brahms’s chamber music and all the concertos for violin and orchestra. Tchaikovsky makes me cry, especially the Fourth Symphony. I do not know who I am as an artist, I only know that I cannot live without discovering and playing music. I am very happy to be part of this musical world. Je suis très heureux d’avoir été accepté parmi les étudiants en résidence de la Verbier Festival Academy ! Je suis certain que Verbier saura être un lieu propice aux rencontres enrichissantes, à l’approfondissement de mes connaissances du répertoire et à l’écoute de concerts fabuleux.

I have been raised in a musical atmosphere. I remember going to concerts from the age of six, and by the time I was ten music was with me all the time. While time changed, people went in and out of my life, things occurred, the only constant that remained clear and solid was music. My feelings toward this art form has never wavered. I am very excited to be taking part in the Verbier Festival Academy, as it offers great opportunities to come together, to share art and musical experiences with other people my age. C’est un honneur d’avoir été choisi pour prendre part à la Verbier Festival Academy ! Ce sera pour moi l'opportunité d'affiner mes connaissances dans le répertoire de la musique de chambre que j’aime énormément !

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LUN LI

NATHAN MELTZER

Most Recent Education/Teacher Curtis Institute of Music with Ida Kavafian

Most Recent Education/Teacher The Juilliard School with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin

Recent Achievement Semifinalist, Montreal International Musical Competition, 2019

Recent Achievement My one violin student came back for a second lesson!

I remember the first time I really listened to classical music. It was the Humoresque by Dvořák, with visuals of a love story between teddy bears. I think it was the first time I so clearly felt emotions that I could not entirely describe with words. Being daring and spontaneous are two of the most crucial of making music as an artist. Great composers were brave enough to break boundaries and I think that is why they developed such unique musical languages. La Verbier Festival Academy est l’un des rares endroits au monde où tant de talents, tant d’excellence se réunissent dans un même lieu pendant quelques semaines. Quelle joie de me rendre cet été dans les magnifiques montagnes de Verbier !

I find my life most happily immersed in music! When I was a child, I would travel every month from Indiana to California for lessons. Now, as a conservatory student, I spend most of my time either practicing, in lessons or in orchestra rehearsals. My favorite relaxation activity is to get people together to read some chamber music scores for hours. Les expériences les plus enrichissantes que j’ai pu vivre ont toujours été liées à la musique. Rien ne m'offre d'aussi intenses émotions. J’ai hâte de découvrir le Verbier Festival et de faire de formidables rencontres au sein de l’Academy !

China | Age 23

United States | Age 19

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KEVIN ZHU

United States | Age 18 Most Recent Education/Teacher The Juilliard School with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin Recent Achievement First Prize, Paganini International Violin Competition (Genoa), 2018

Music might be a place where philosophy and humanity interact together, a place where my mind, my soul and my heart can feel most at ease. I have learned that music is more than just playing an instrument. It serves as a perception of the world around me. I hope to spread a bigger message, to help heal other’s wounds through my playing. I wish to say something that can change people’s live. Without that, I believe music loses its meaning. Lorsque j’écoute de la musique, je me sens transporté dans un autre monde – il est incroyable de pouvoir en tirer autant d’émotions. La plus belle récompense à la fin d’un concert est ainsi de savoir que le public s’est imprégné de ces émotions que l’interprète a souhaité transmettre.

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VIOLA ALTO Masterclasses & Coaching with avec Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit, Lars Anders Tomter Coordinator / Pianist Coordinatrice Pianiste : HunJu Sohnn With the generous support of Avec le généreux soutien de

Mia and Anders Bergendahl Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées par Sally Alderson Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation Audrey Perkins


ERIC SEOHYUN MOON

MARTIN MORIARTY

South Korea | Age 22 Scholarship Donor: Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation

Ireland | Age 24

Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Veit Hertenstein

Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (Berlin) with Simone Jandl

Recent Achievement Finishing my Bachelor of Music Degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam studying with Nobuko Imai and Marjolein Dispa

Recent Achievement I was one of only seven violinists to make it to the second round of the Max-Rostal Competition (Berlin).

To be an artist in the 21st century means that you have to always be daring, be flexible, and not be afraid to try something new. When I am performing, I want people to see who I am as a person, not only the audience, but my fellow musicians too. Music has always been a part of my life; there was never a time when I had to decide if music would be my life—it was simply very natural. Chamber music is what I really love! As a violist you’re often supporting the foundations and being a great team player; it’s why I love what I do! C’est ma seconde année au sein de la Verbier Festival Academy et je suis reconnaissant de toute la richesse — à travers les rencontres artistiques et humaines, les voyages… — que la musique apporte à mon quotidien !

I believe that my role as a musician is to interpret the beauty of our human culture in the form of sound. To me, music should be spoken like a big story while staying true to the intentions of the composer. It needs to go beyond the rational and academic but also be mind and soultouching. La musique est une machine à voyager dans le temps. Lorsque je joue, j’ai l’impression d’être aux côtés du compositeur, au moment où il pose ses notes sur une partition. En exécutant des œuvres musicales allant de Bach au répertoire contemporain, je peux voyager dans le temps. C’est l’une des raisons pour lesquelles j’aime tant interpréter et écouter de la musique baroque, temps le plus ancien vers lequel il m’est aujourd’hui possible de remonter.

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DANIEL ORSEN

HAYANG PARK

United States | Age 24

South Korea | Age 21 Most Recent Education/Teacher Yonsei University of South Korea with Sang-Jin Kim

Most Recent Education/Teacher New England Conservatory (Boston) with Kim Kashkashian

Recent Achievements My Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia video on YouTube has over 1.5 million views! Also I learned Korean Caligraphy… and I think I am pretty good at it.

Recent Achievements Applying for grants and emailing presenters about projects I am passionate about making happen. Also, I swam a mile!

The Verbier Festival Academy has a unique and wonderful way of bringing together generations of artistic excellence. I will there be able to learn from a world-renowned faculty, from talented and gifted peers and colleagues and be in an environment where I can explore what it takes to be a successful musician. It is rare that one can be inspired by so many people at once. I have always thought of myself as a violist that belongs in a string quartet. Since I am out of school, one of the best things for me to do is keep going to music festivals and meeting other musicians. Verbier is the place to be. Le Veribier Festival est un lieu apprécié pour son excellence, sa générosité, son envie de transmettre ses savoirs à une plus jeune génération. C’est un lieu unique d'échange artistique !

I wish to be a musician in order to comfort people in our increasingly hostile world. Taking part in the Verbier Festival Academy has been big dream. Many of the musicians I respect have been to Verbier and have told me how much they learned in their summers at the Festival. I look forwards to listening to great musicians and learn from them. L’expérience de Verbier m’aidera à élargir ma perspective musicale et à explorer des domaines de croissance musicale, personnelle et professionnelle, tout en côtoyant des artistes de renommée mondiale. Il me tarde de faire partie de cette fantastique expérience.

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ERIN PITTS

LISA SUNG

Most Recent Education/Teacher The Juilliard School with Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang

Most Recent Education/Teacher The Juilliard School with Paul Neubauer and Cynthia Phelps, Kovner Fellowship Scholarship

Recent Achievement Being a Carnegie Hall intern and working in the Government Relations department

Recent Achievement Performance with the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra (Sydney), 2019

Not only do I want to be the best artist possible, but I want to make sure that the gift of music is available to all people. Taking the initiative to create programming that activates and engages communities is critical for any artist. By developing professional connections at Verbier, by networking, by giving back, and through continued participation as an alum, I will be able to become more fully the citizen artist I long to be. Il me semble primordial aujourd’hui que les artistes s’attachent à créer une véritable interaction avec le public — figure majeure du concert — et de leur montrer à quel point leur propre ressenti, leurs propres émotions sont des éléments à part entière de la performance artistique et ont une influence sur le déroulé du concert !

I had the opportunity to take part in an outreach program as a young violinist with my mother and my sister. For 12 years, we visited over 200 nursing homes around Sydney and offered music as voluntary community service for senior citizens. With the same group of people, we traveled almost every summer to different countries and visited prisons, hospitals, homeless shelters. Through these meaningful experiences, I realized how music is truly universal. You can connect with every human being through music J’aime la musique. Elle me permet d’adopter une voix unique, singulière et d’exprimer ainsi, en toute liberté, émotions et pensées les plus profondes. Chose qu’il m’est parfois impossible de réaliser par le biais des mots.

United States | Age 21 Scholarship Donor: Audrey Perkins

Australia / South Korea | Age 23 Scholarship Donor: Sally Alderson

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EMMA WERNIG

EMIKO YUASA

Most Recent Education/Teacher The Colburn Conservatory (Los Angeles) with Paul Coletti

Most Recent Education/Teacher Musikhochschule für Musik und Theater München with Hariolf Schlichtig

Recent Achievement Semifinalist & Special Prize Winner, Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (Isle of Man), 2019 Putting more and more of myself on the stage when I play

Recent Achievements Special Prize Winner, Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (Isle of Man), 2019

United States / Austria / Germany | Age 20

Japan | Age 23

I started playing the violin at age four. When I was a high school student, I often played the viola in string quartets. I became gradually enchanted by the charms of the instrument and, after some encounters with major musicians, I decided to focus on playing it exclusively. I wish to become a violist who can highlight all the beauty of the viola. And I hope my music can someday be someone else’s source of inspiration and imagination. Je suis fascinée par le caractère pluriel de la musique, par sa capacité d’être comprise et interprétée de mille façons. J’aspire à partager avec le plus grand nombre à quel point la musique classique n’est pas une chose « difficile » et qu’il n’existe pas d’unique ou de « juste » manière de l’écouter.

I grew up in Los Angeles but I was born into an Austrian/German family. Having the influence of both Europe and America really shaped who I am as a musician and as a person. I believe the greatest musicians are the ones who leave parts of themselves on the stage when they play, when an audience number is struck with feeling like they saw a part of a person in their musical interpretation. That is what I strive to be as an artist. And what I appreciate most in the musical world. Chaque voix musicale est un individu possédant quelque chose d’unique à exprimer. La musique est certainement la forme la plus ultime d’expression individuelle. Je suis enchantée de me rendre cet été à Verbier, je vais pouvoir y découvrir de nouvelles musiques, de nouveaux interprètes !

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CELLO VIOLONCELLE Masterclasses & Coaching with Frans Helmerson, Ferenc Rados, Jian Wang Coordinator / Pianist Coordinateur / Pianiste : Catherine Edwards With the generous support of Avec le généreux soutien de 

Fondation Juchum Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées par Catherine & Rudolf Buchmann Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation Martha & Blaise Haldimann Penelope & Aldo Osti, in memory of Bertile Fournier-Huguet Antoine Rothmayr & Urs Hirschi Chantal & Jérôme Viellet Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (MLL)


SIMON DAVID EBERLE

LIAV KERBEL

Germany | Age 26 Scholarship Donors: Catherine & Rudolf Buchmann

Belgium / Israel | Age 23 Scholarship Donors: Martha & Blaise Haldimann Most Recent Education/Teacher Manhattan School of Music with Philippe Muller

Most Recent Education/Teacher Universität der Kunst Berlin with Jens Peter Maintz

Recent Achievements I’ve been accepted for my Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston. I finally took the time to play some football and golf after a very busy period.

Recent Achievements I try every single day to develop and evolve as a person, as a musician and on the cello.

Music has so many different aspects, faces, styles and colours. It never gets boring. Verbier is the right place for me to learn from fantastic and great musicians, to meet old and new friends, and to enjoy an unforgettable time working and playing a lot of different music on highest level. Being invited to the Verbier Festival Academy is a dream come true! Je veux tenter de créer quelque chose de spécial et d’unique avec mon instrument. La musique me donne la possibilité d’être simultanément en conversation avec mes émotions, mes sentiments, un public, un auditeur, d’autres musiciens… Je suis impatient de vivre ces moments fabuleux au sein du Festival de Verbier !

I always try to be true to composers—to convey to the best of my abilities their messages to the audience. Therefore, I always also try to be as true as I can to audiences in order to help them understand who I am in connection with the music—to bring them into this world of mine. This is who I want to be as an artist and what music means to me. J’essaie toujours d’être le plus honnête possible avec le public, avec les compositeurs et la musique. Je crois que la musique est la plus simple forme de sincérité.

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LI LA

KANG-HYUN LEE

China | Age 16 Scholarship Donors: Antoine Rothmayr & Urs Hirschi

South Korea | Age 17

Most Recent Education/Teacher Lübeck Musikhochschule with Professor Troels Svane

Most Recent Education/Teacher Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson

Recent Achievement Being part of Gautier Capuçon’s Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle

Recent Achievement Being accepted by the Kronberg Academy

I try to put my best foot forward every day in order to create something that makes a difference. I want to discover the ideas of the artists of the past and bring them to the people who need them today. Music seems to be the most emotional way of expression and communication. I have met a lot of great human beings thanks to performances and festivals. Music is like the air I breathe everyday—t makes my life brighter. J’ai fait de très belles rencontres humaines par le biais de la musique lors de concerts, festivals… La musique embellit ma vie !

I have been playing the cello for 14 years and I really enjoy it. The way to become an artist is hard, endless and I think I still have a long way to go. I always try to speak through my instrument. I want to become a musician who does not only produce beautiful and amazing sound, but a musician who can actually speak and bring out the soul of the composers. C’est un privilège pour moi d’étudier, de jouer professionnellement de la musique et de partager cela avec d’autres. Jouer et écouter de la musique sont toujours des moments extraordinaires, cela fait de moi une personne meilleure et enrichit mon quotidien. Il m’est impossible d’imaginer une vie sans musique !

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ANTONIN MUSSET

BIRGITTA OFTESTAD

Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule der Künste Bern with Antonio Meneses

Most Recent Education/Teacher Barratt Due Institute of Music (Oslo) with Ole Eirik Ree

Recent Achievement Special Prize, Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition (Warsaw), 2018

Recent Achievements Finalist, Eurovision Young Musician 2018 Reaching greater sound with my cello

I believe it is extremely important to play chamber music, to interact with people through music and to share it with those for whom it may not normally be accessible. Classical music is not only for an elite audience; it is for everyone and is a real a way to communicate with people. After all, music is a way to express what words cannot say. Everyone should experience it and benefit from it! Je suis issu d’une famille de musiciens. J’ai observé ma mère, mes frères et soeurs jouer de la musique depuis mon enfance. La joie que peut apporter la musique, sa formidable capacité de rassembler et de communiquer, c’est ce qui me pousse aujourd’hui à poursuivre ce chemin.

I have been playing the cello since I was five. I can go to concerts with great musicians and then get tremendously inspired, go right home and practice. Still, my favourite thing is to sit on stage to play in front of an audience. When I perform, I wish to tell a story through the music. I want to be able to influence people so that they are left with a feeling or a mood when I am finished playing. I hope to be able to show how beautiful this kind of language is. J’ai envie de prendre part à la création du futur de la musique classique et Verbier semble pour cela être le meilleur endroit au monde.

France | Age 22 Scholarship Donor: Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (MLL)

Norway | Age 17 Scholarship Donor: Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation

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FLORIAN PONS

ANTON SPRONK

France | Age 24 Scholarship Donor: Penelope & Aldo Osti, in memory of Bertile Fournier-Huguet

Switzerland / Netherlands | Age 25 Scholarship Donor: Chantal & Jérôme Viellet Most Recent Education/Teacher Universität der Kunst Berlin with Jens Peter Maintz

Most Recent Education/Teacher Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Marc Coppey

Recent Achievements Playing at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

Recent Achievements I had the chance to play with my conservatory’s orchestra at Fondation Louis Vuitton, conducted by Gautier Capuçon.

Music plays a great part in my life. I grew up in a family of musicians and I started the cello when I was four. From that day forward, music has been the biggest thing in my life. There is not a day that goes by where I am not thinking about music or listening to music, or even making music myself. J’aime ressentir la tension, la concentration des musiciens et du public dans la salle avant que ne débute le concert. J’aime cette interaction forte qui se créée ainsi et subsiste jusqu’à la fin d’une œuvre musicale. La musique est un langage qui permet de parler avec nos émotions et d’interagir avec le public, c’est un langage qui va au-delà des mots !

Music has always been part of my life. I started playing at six, and for 17 years, cello has been the tool to express my personality. I would not be where I am today without my parents. Especially thanks to my dad, who plays bass and taught since I was a child. The best memories I have are the times when I played Schumann, Shostakovich and Dvořák cello concertos with an orchestra. I am lucky to take part to the wonderful Verbier Festival Academy and I feel very thankful to practice with great teachers and cellists. J’ai beaucoup de chance de prendre part au Verbier Festival. Je vais là pouvoir apprendre et travailler aux côté de grands professeurs et violoncellistes !

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CHAMBER MUSIC MUSIQUE DE CHAMBRE Artistic Advisor: Gábor Takács-Nagy Masterclasses & Coaching with avec Pamela Frank, Klaus Hellwig Mathieu Herzog, Raphaël Merlin (Quatuor Ébène), Ferenc Rados, András Schiff, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Donald Weilerstein In addition to chamber music masterclasses offered to Academy pianists, violinists, violists and cellists, two pre-formed string quartets take part in the Academy. Au-delà des masterclasses de musique de chambre proposées aux pianistes, violonistes, altistes et violoncellistes de l’Academy, deux quatuors à cordes déjà existants participent à l’Academy.

With the generous support of Avec le généreux soutien de

IDAGIO Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées par Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation (4)


Frans Helmerson Š Aline Paley


QUATUOR AGATE

VERA QUARTET

Adrien Jurkovic violin France | Age 29

Rebecca Anderson violin United States | Age 28

Thomas Descamps violin France | Age 25

Pedro Rodríguez Rodríguez violin Spain | Age 29

Raphaël Pagnon viola France | Age 27

Inés Picado Molares viola Spain | Age 30

Simon Lachemet cello France | Age 26

Justin Goldsmith cello United States | Age 28

Scholarship Donor: Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation

Most Recent Education/Teacher Curtis Institute of Music with Peter Wiley

Most Recent Education/Teacher Mathieu Herzog, former violist of Quatuor Ebène; and Conservatoire de Paris with Luc-Marie Aguera

Recent Achievements The development of an interactive performance residency that uses the string quartet as a model for democracy and human interaction in Philadelphia schools

Recent Achievements Getting selected for the Banff International String Quartet Competition Being able to earn livings as a professional musicians

We share an enthusiasm for bold, alternative, even underground projects and, in 2016, we decided to found the Quatuor Agate to explore our musical passions together. The German musical tradition has played an important role in our artistic training. Having all been through the Paris Conservatory, we went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. And it is our love for Berlin its dynamic culture, rich and eclectic musical life— that brought the four of us together for the first time. Travailler ensemble au quotidien transcende nos compétences musicales et renforce notre désir de jouer ensemble. Cette rencontre avec le répertoire pour quatuor à cordes — source infinie d’expression et d’inspiration — a été déterminante dans notre vie de musiciens. Nous sommes très heureux d’intégrer la Verbier Festival Academy pour approfondir plus encore nos connaissances de ce répertoire que nous aimons tant !

We founded the Vera Quartet in 2015 at the Indiana University. We moved to Philadelphia last summer and are currently the String Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. Since very early on, we realized we all strongly believed in the power of chamber music to transform people and to ultimately contribute toward a just, egalitarian and inclusive society. We share the uniquely democratic dynamic of the string quartet with diverse audiences within and beyond the concert hall. Nous avons développé différentes formes de concert, traditionnelles et interactives qui reflètent nos idéaux et amènent la musique de chambre à différents publics. L’interaction avec notre auditoire, notre société est essentielle à notre conception du quatuor à cordes. Que ce soit dans une salle de concert, une école primaire ou un centre social, notre ambition est d’interpréter le répertoire pour quatuor à cordes au plus haut niveau. Mais aussi de présenter la musique de façon à interagir et à être connecté le mieux possible avec notre public. 69


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M a y 11th N o v e m b e r 24th 10 am-6 pm /closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays / free entry

PA L A Z Z O B ONVICINI CALLE AGNELLO – 2161/A S ANTA C ROCE

30135 VENICE - between Ponte dell’Agnello and Ca’Bonvicini -

ISAO DIDIER GUILLON SILVANO RUBINO Curated by

LUCA BERTA & FRANCESCA GIUBILEI www.fondationvalmont.com


THE 21ST CENTURY ARTIST Workshops Ateliers & Coaching with avec Bank Julius Baer, Marina Chiche, Fit as a Fiddle Inc., Gary Leboff, Pedja Muzijevic, Susannah Waters, Mary Wheelock Javian, Karen Zorn Professional Development

The Academy provides opportunities for professional growth away from the rehearsal room and concert stage too. So much time is spent by musicians fine-tuning their craft that little thought is often given to where a career is headed. There is no one single career path for a young artist. The Academy offers opportunities to encourage its musicians to reflect on their own strengths, what brings them joy and how their careers can evolve in meaningful ways. And on a very practical level, they learn the basics of branding, concert programming, financial planning, grant-writing, podcasting, public speaking, stage presence, team-building and physical well-being. L’Academy offre des opportunités de développement professionnel en dehors des salles de répétition et de concert. Les musiciens consacrent tellement de temps à peaufiner leur art qu’ils ne se préoccupent souvent pas de l’orientation de leur carrière ; or, les possibilités sont nombreuses pour un jeune artiste. L’Academy donne l’occasion à ces musiciens de réfléchir à leurs propres forces, à ce qui leur apporte de la joie et à la mannière dont leur carrière peut évoluer de façon significative. D’un point de vue très concret, ils apprennent les bases de la promotion, de la programmation des concerts, de la planification financière, de la rédaction de demandes de subventions, du podcasting, de la prise de parole en public, du team-building, de la présence sur scène et du bien-être physique.

citizen artist project

The Academy aims to inspire and prepare a generation of young classical musicians to engage audiences, effect positive change in their communities, and grow personally and professionally. During their time in Verbier, all Academy musicians are offered opportunities to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as artists in the 21st century. Through workshops, innovative collaborations and performances in the Festival’s Unlimited programme, as well as mentorship from experts in the field, they are encouraged to take initiative to enrich communities by presenting classical music in a way that is relevant and rewarding both during the Festival and when they return to their daily lives. La Verbier Festival Academy inspire et encourage les musiciens classiques émergents dans leur engagement envers le public. Pendant leur séjour à Verbier, tous les musiciens de l’Academy ont l’occasion de réfléchir sur leur rôle et leurs responsabilités en tant qu’artistes du 21e siècle. Par le biais d’ateliers, de collaborations novatrices et de performances dans le cadre du programme Unlimited et du mentorat d’experts dans ce domaine, ils sont encouragés à prendre l’initiative d’enrichir les communautés en présentant la musique classique d’une manière pertinente et valorisante tant pendant le Festival que lorsqu’ils retournent à leur quotidien.


FACULTY PROFES­SORAT “In Verbier, young people’s minds are opened more than anywhere else. The Festival’s special energy, the formation of new friendships, and the beauty of nature all help create the most important ingredients for music—open minds, open hearts and open souls.” GÁBOR TAKÁCS-NAGY Chamber Music Faculty Music Director, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra


JOAQUÍN ACHÚCARRO

SERGEI BABAYAN

Spanish pianist Joaquín Achúcarro’s victory at the 1959 Liverpool International Competition marked the beginning of an uninterrupted international career in 61 countries, with more than 200 orchestras, under the baton of no less than 350 conductors. He has received a number honours for his exemplary career: Artist for Peace by UNESCO in 2000, a Spanish knighthood with the awarding of the Gold Medal of Fine Arts and the Great Cross of Civil Merit bestowed by His Majesty King Juan Carlos. The International Astronomical Union has even named the 2131 mini-planet “Achúcarro” in his honour. In 2008, the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation was created to support young pianists at the beginning of their careers. Né à Bilbao, le pianiste Joaquín Achúcarro remporte de nombreux prix internationaux alors qu’il n’est encore qu’un jeune étudiant. Sa victoire au Concours international de Liverpool de 1959 marque le début d’une carrière internationale ininterrompue dans 61 pays, avec plus de 200 orchestres, sous la baguette de pas moins de 350 chefs. J. Achúcarro a reçu certaines des plus hautes distinctions dans le domaine des arts pour sa carrière exemplaire : Artiste pour la paix par l’UNESCO en 2000, titulaire de la Médaille d’or des Beaux-Arts, du Prix National de Musique et détenteur de la Grand-croix du Mérite Civil. L’Union Astronomique Internationale a même nommé la miniplanète 2131 « Achúcarro » en son honneur. En 2008, la Fondation Joaquín Achúcarro est créée afin de soutenir les jeunes pianistes en début de carrière.

Born in Armenia into a family of musicians, Sergei Babayan began his studies there with Georgy Saradjev, continued at the Moscow Conservatory with Mikhaïl Pletnev, Vera Gornostayeva and Lev Naumov, before becoming himself a renowned teacher having notably trained Daniil Trifonov. He has collaborated with conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Neeme Järvi, Hans Graf, David Robertson, Tugan Sokhiev and Dima Slobodeniouk, among others. Babayan has played with Valery Gergiev on numerous occasions and has been acclaimed by critics. His engagements and tours have taken him to prestigious international concert halls. Né en Arménie dans une famille de musiciens, S. Babayan y a commencé ses études avec Georgy Saradjev, poursuivies au Conservatoire de Moscou avec Mikhail Pletnev, Vera Gornostayeva et Lev Naumov, avant de devenir lui-même un pédagogue de renom ayant notamment formé Daniil Trifonov. Il a collaboré avec des chefs d’orchestre tels que Yuri Temirkanov, Neeme Järvi, Hans Graf, David Robertson, Tugan Sokhiev et Dima Slobodeniouk, entre autres. S. Babayan a joué avec Valery Gergiev à de nombreuses reprises et a été acclamé par la critique. Ses engagements et ses tournées l’ont amené dans des salles de concert internationales prestigieuses.

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KRISTÓF BARÁTI

JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET

Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti is recognized increasingly across the globe as a musician of extraordinary quality with a vast expressive range and impeccable technique. In 2014, at age 35, Baráti was awarded Hungary’s highest cultural award, the Kossuth Prize, following in the footsteps of revered Hungarian artists such as András Schiff, György Ligeti and Iván Fischer. In recent seasons he has made several significant debuts across the globe with orchestras such as the L.A. Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Zurich Tonhalle, after which Bachtrack described him as “a true tonal aesthete of the highest order”. Baráti plays the 1703 ‘Lady Harmsworth’ made by Antonio Stradivarius, kindly offered by the Stradivarius Society of Chicago. Entouré de musiciens depuis son plus jeune âge, le violoniste hongrois Kristóf Baráti a passé une grande partie de son enfance au Vénézuela. Il a remporté, entre autres, le 3e Prix et le Prix du Public au Concours Reine Elisabeth en 1997, alors qu’il était le plus jeune de la compétition. En parallèle de la musique, il se passionne également pour les échecs, la photographie et le pilotage. En 2014, il reçoit le plus éminent prix culturel hongrois, le Kossuth Prize, dans la lignée d’András Schiff, György Ligeti et Iván Fischer entre autres. K. Baráti joue le Lady Harmsworth, Stradivarius de 1703 aimablement mis à disposition par la Stradivarius Society de Chicago.

Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. He regularly performs with orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François- Xavier Roth, Nicholas Collon, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Sir Andrew Davis amongst others. In his formative years, Bavouzet worked closely with Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Kurtág, Maurice Ohana and Bruno Mantovani. He is a champion of lesserknown French music, notably that of Gabriel Pierné and Albéric Magnard, and is the International Chair in Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music. Le pianiste Jean-Efflam Bavouzet jouit d’une carrière de concertiste international. Après avoir remporté, entre autres, le 1er Prix du Concours International Beethoven-Tommason en 1986, il est repéré par Georg Solti et se produit en concert avec les plus grandes formations orchestrales et chefs d’orchestre. J.-E. Bavouzet met la musique française à l’honneur, s’intéressant également à des compositeurs moins connus, notamment aux œuvres de Gabriel Pierné et Albéric Magnard. Il est également titulaire de la chaire internationale de piano du Royal Northern College of Music.

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MARINA CHICHE

PAMELA FRANK

Launched by her nomination at Victoires de la musique classique awards in France in 2004 and 2005, violinist Marina Chiche has a busy international concert career. She served as violin professor at Hochschule für Musik Trossingen as well as Head of Strings from 2013 to 2018. She also has a doctorate in aesthetics and musicology from Lille 3 University. Communicating through music is an essential part of Chiche’s artistic identity. She has a need both to express and impart her passion for music, be it through playing, lecture recitals, radio broadcasts and podcasts for France Musique, writing articles in cultural newspapers or giving seminars on Music & Politics at the prestigious Sciences Po school in Paris. Connue du grand public pour ses nominations remarquées aux Victoires de la musique classique en 2004 et 2005 et ses productions discographiques, Marina Chiche poursuit depuis une carrière internationale. De 2013 à 2018 elle a été Professeure de violon en Allemagne à la Hochschule für Musik Trossingen ainsi que chef du département Cordes. Au-delà de ses activités de violoniste et de pédagogue, elle poursuit une réflexion plus large sur la musique qui correspond à la polyvalence de sa formation. Titulaire d’un doctorat en Arts, théorie et pratiques, M. Chiche est très attachée à la transmission de la musique – sous toutes ses formes, notamment à la radio et avec ses podcasts sur France Musique, dans son blog Facebook ou dans le magazine culturel Transfuge.

Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. She is highly sought-after as a chamber musician and teachers. As a soloist she has performed with many leading orchestras, including regular performances with the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, recording the complete Mozart Violin Concertos with them and David Zinman. She has also recorded a Schubert album and the Beethoven sonata cycle, both with her father Claude Frank. Since 2008 Frank has been the Artistic Director of the Evnin Rising Stars, a mentoring program for young artists at Caramoor Center for the Arts. Her newest venture is the formation of Fit as a Fiddle Inc., a collaboration with physical therapist Howard Nelson in which they use both their expertise for injury prevention and treatment of musicians. Pamela Frank s’est forgée une réputation internationale exceptionnelle dans une gamme inhabituellement variée d’activités d’interprétation. Elle est une chambriste et professeur recherchée. En tant que soliste, elle a joué avec des orchestres de premier plan et se produit régulièrement avec l’Orchestre de la Tonhalle de Zurich, enregistrant l’intégrale des Concertos pour violon de Mozart avec l'ensemble et David Zinman. Elle a également enregistré un album de Schubert et le cycle de sonates de Beethoven avec son père Claude Frank. Depuis 2008, elle est Directrice artistique des Evnin Rising Stars, un programme de mentorat pour jeunes artistes au Caramoor Center for the Arts. Sa plus récente entreprise est la formation de Fit as a Fiddle Inc., une collaboration avec le physiothérapeute Howard Nelson dans laquelle ils utilisent à la fois leur expertise pour la prévention des blessures et le traitement des musiciens.

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KLAUS HELLWIG

FRANS HELMERSON

Klaus Hellwig first came to international attention after winning prizes at the Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud International Competition in Paris and Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli, Italy. He studied with Detlef Kraus, Pierre Sancan (Paris), Guido Agosti (Accademia Chigiana Siena) and Wilhelm Kempff. In 2007 with violinist Christiane Edinger and cellist Lluís Claret he founded the Berlin Trio. Since 1980 he has taught at the Universtät der Künste Berlin. He has recorded more than 25 CDs for major recording labels. His students continue to garner top honours at major international competitions, including first prizes at the Queen Elisabeth, Gina Bachauer and Schumann Competitions. Klaus Hellwig se distingue d’abord par les prix qu’il remporte au Concours International Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud à Paris, et au Concours International de Musique Viotti à Vercelli, Italie. Il fut l’élève de Detlef Kraus, Pierre Sancan (Paris), Guido Agosti (Accademia Chigiana Siena) et Wilhelm Kempff. En 2007 avec la violoniste Christiane Edinger et le violoncelliste Lluís Claret, il fonde le Berlin Trio, ville dans laquelle il enseigne depuis 1980, à l’Universtät der Künste Berlin. Klaus Hellwig a enregistré plus de 25 CD pour de grandes maisons de disques. Ses élèves sont fréquemment récompensés lors de grands concours internationaux, dont les premiers prix des Concours Reine Elisabeth, Gina Bachauer et Schumann.

Frans Helmerson’s love of chamber music is driving force in his musical endeavours. In addition to Verbier, he is a regular guest at major festivals including Pablo Casals and Ravinia, and spent many years as the Artistic Director of the Umea-Korsholm International Chamber Music Festival. In 2002 he founded the Michelangelo String Quartet with Mihaela Martin, Stephan Picard and Nobuko Imai. In addition to his career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, Helmerson taught for many years as a professor at the Conservatories in Cologne and in Madrid. Since 2011/12 he has been teaching as a guest professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. In 2016, a professorship at the Barenboim-Said Akademie Berlin Berlin was added. Helmerson also teaches at the Kronberg Academy. L’amour de Frans Helmerson pour la musique de chambre est une autre force motrice importante derrière ses activités musicales. En plus de Verbier, il est régulièrement invité aux grands festivals, dont Pablo Casals et Ravinia, et a été pendant de nombreuses années Directeur artistique du Umea-Korsholm International Chamber Music Festival. En 2002, il fonde le Michelangelo String Quartet avec Mihaela Martin, Stephan Picard et Nobuko Imai. En plus de sa carrière de soliste, de chambriste et de chef d’orchestre, Frans Helmerson a enseigné pendant plusieurs années aux académies de musique de Cologne et de Madrid. Depuis 2011/12, il est professeur invité à la Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. En 2016, il prend le poste de professeur à l’Académie Barenboim-Said à Berlin. Helmerson enseigne également à la Kronberg Academy.

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MATHIEU HERZOG

GARY LEBOFF

Mathieu Herzog is an all-round musician, conductor, violist, composer and orchestrator. He was a founding member of the Quatuor Ébène and has more than a thousand concerts to his credit in addition to countless distinctions, including that of prizewinner of the Concours International de Bordeaux and the ARD Competition in Munich. He has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Wigmore Hall in London, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikverein, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Carnegie Hall in New York, and has made numerous recordings with such labels as Warner Classics, EMI and Barclay. In 2014, Herzog began devoting himself to conducting and immediately began working alongside Semyon Bychkov, who asked him to become his assistant. He also founded the Ensemble Appassionato, which since 2018, has performed more than 45 concerts across Europe, and serves as Music Director of the Blaricum Music Festival Orchestra. Totalisant plus de 1’000 concerts, Mathieu Herzog est à la fois chef d’orchestre, altiste, compositeur, orchestrateur et membre fondateur du Quatuor Ébène. Lauréat du Concours International de Bordeaux et de l’ARD de Munich, il s’est produit dans les plus grandes salles. Diapason D’or, Choc du Monde de la musique ou encore Disque de l’année pour le magazine Gramophone, il se consacre ensuite à la direction d’orchestre et travaille avec Semyon Bychkov. Il a également créé l’ensemble Appassionato qui a effectué plus de 45 concerts en France et en Europe en 2018, et a été nommé Directeur musical du Blaricum Music Festival Orchestra. M. Herzog s’illustre encore comme arrangeur aussi bien pour des musiciens classiques tels que Philipe Jarrousky et Natalie Dessay, que pour la chanteuse de jazz Stacey Kent ou encore la chanteuse pop Luz Casals.

Gary Leboff is the UK’s leading performance psychologist. A unique figure in the arena of coaching, Leboff has created a myriad of leading-edge tools and techniques, transforming performance across the spheres of business, music and sport. He also works with young people and adults from all walks of life across the world. He has devoted his life to helping people achieve their ambitions—helping clients transcend their boundaries, transform their lives and realise their dreams. He works with opera singers, pianists, cellists, saxophonists as well as conductors performing on the international stage. Gary Leboff est le principal coach en performance au Royaume-Uni, figure unique dans l’arène du coaching, G. Leboff a créé une myriade d’outils et de techniques de pointe, transformant la performance dans les domaines des affaires, de la musique et du sport. Il travaille aussi avec des jeunes et des adultes de tous les horizons à travers le monde. Il a consacré sa vie à aider les gens à réaliser leurs ambitions et à se dépasser, à transformer leur vie et à réaliser leurs rêves. Gary Leboff travaille avec des chanteurs d’opéra, pianistes, violoncellistes, saxophonistes et chefs d’orchestre de la scène internationale.

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RAPHAËL MERLIN

PEDJA MUZIJEVIC

From a very young age, Raphaël Merlin displayed an innate desire for diversity in music. Although he splits his time between conducting and chamber music, it is the latter occupies a central part in Merlin’s work today, as cellist of the Quatuor Ébène. After studies with the Quatuor Ysaÿe in Paris and with Eberhard Feltz, György Kurtág and Gábor TakácsNagy (including classes through the Verbier Festival Academy), the Quatuor Ébène had an unprecedented victory at the ARD Music Competition 2004. This marked the beginning of their rise, which has culminated in numerous prizes and awards. The quartet’s concerts are marked by a special élan. With their charismatic playing, their fresh approach to tradition and their open engagement with new forms, the musicians have been successful in reaching a wide audience of young listeners; they communicate their knowledge in regular masterclasses at the Conservatoire de Paris. Raphaël Merlin affirme dès son plus jeune âge un désir de diversité en musique. Bien qu’il partage son temps entre la direction d’orchestre et la musique de chambre, c’est cette dernière qui occupe aujourd’hui une place centrale dans l’œuvre de R. Merlin, comme violoncelliste du Quatuor Ébène. Après avoir étudié auprès de Eberhard Feltz, György Kurtág du Quatuor Ysaÿe et de Gábor Takács-Nagy (y compris les masterclasses de l’Academy du Verbier Festival), le Quatuor Ébène a remporté une victoire éclatante et sans précédent au Concours International de l’ARD 2004 à Munich. L’élan du Quatuor, le jeu charismatique de ses musiciens, leur approche fraîche des traditions tout comme leur ouverture aux formes nouvelles ont su toucher un public large et jeune. Passionnés d’enseignement et de transmission, ils interviennent régulièrement dans des conservatoires et s’impliquent dans des festivals aux programmations originales.

Hailed by critics as a ‘thinking’ musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. The Financial Times sums him up as “a virtuoso with formidable fingers and a musician with fiercely original ideas about the music he plays.” His vision is to bring musicians together to explore new ways of presenting classical and contemporary music to audiences through curation, staging, lighting and other technology. In addition to a busy touring schedule, Muzijevic is Director of Music Progamming at the Baryshnikov Center in New York and Artistic Advisor at Montana’s Tippet Rise. Défini par la critique comme un musicien « cérebral », dont la présence scénique combine virtuosité et éloquence, le pianiste Pedja Muzijevic a défini sa carrière avec une programmation créative, des combinaisons inhabituelles de musique nouvelle et ancienne, et des collaborations durables avec d’autres artistes et ensembles. Le Financial Times le résume comme « un virtuose aux doigts redoutables et un musicien aux idées farouchement originales sur la musique qu’il joue ». Sa vision est de réunir les musiciens pour explorer de nouvelles façons de présenter la musique classique et contemporaine. En plus d’un agenda de tournée chargé, P. Muzijevic est directeur de la programmation musicale au Baryshnikov Center à New York et Artistic Advisor au Tippet Rise (Montana).

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LAWRENCE POWER

FERENC RADOS

Lawrence Power, alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy, is one of today’s foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music partner. His recital credits include performances at Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s and New York’s Lincoln Center. He has developed an acclaimed partnership with pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, and collaborates with musicians including violinist Maxim Vengerov and Joshua Bell. Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, he has also forged a close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Power has several award-nominated Hyperion recordings; his three-disc Hindemith survey stands as a benchmark recording of the composer’s complete works for solo viola. Power is also a fervent champion of contemporary music and will premiere Thomas Adès Three Berceuses for viola and piano, co-commissioned by the Verbier Festival, in Verbier this summer. Lawrence Power is founder and Artistic Director of West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival and plays a 1610 Antonio Brensi viola. En tant que fervent interprète de la musique contemporaine, Lawrence Power a développé un vaste répertoire, dont une discographie regroupant l’entièreté des œuvres pour alto d’Hindemith, ainsi que de nouveaux travaux incluant les premières mondiales de partitions écrites pour lui, dont la Pentatonic Étude de Salonen, Hymn to Night de Goehr, le Concerto pour alto de MacMillan et Fantasy de Watkins. Il forme un duo très complice avec le pianiste Simon Crawford-Phillips et collabore avec des musiciens comme le violoniste Maxim Vengerov ou Joshua Bell. Artiste en résidence au Philharmonic Orchestra de Bergen, il a également noué des liens étroits avec le London Philharmonic Orchestra. L. Power est fondateur et Directeur artistique du West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival. Il joue un alto Antonio Brensi de 1610.

Hungarian pianist, Ferenc Rados, has been revered by his colleagues and students for many years. He was born in 1934 and studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and with Viktor Merschanow at the Moscow Conservatory. He performed as a soloist and chamber musician until 1986 and recorded for the Hungaroton label. Professor of piano and chamber music at the Franz Liszt Academy until 1996, his students included András Schiff, Zoltán Kocsis and Dezsö Ranki. Since his retirement he has continued to travel the world to teach at numerous academies, Verbier, ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy), IMS Prussia Cove, also giving masterclasses, including at the Queen Sofia School in Madrid, and the Weimar, Ravenna, Kusatsu and Schleswig-Holstein festivals. Ce musicien Hongrois vénéré par ses collègues et élèves depuis de longues années, naît en 1934 et étudie à l’Académie Franz Liszt de Budapest, puis avec Viktor Merschanow au Conservatoire de Moscou. Il se produit en tant que soliste et chambriste jusqu’en 1986 et enregistre pour le label Hungaroton. Professeur de piano et de musique de chambre à l’Académie Franz Liszt jusqu’en 1996, il compte parmi ses élèves notamment András Schiff, Zoltán Kocsis et Dezsö Ranki. Depuis sa retraite il continue de parcourir le monde pour enseigner et participer à de nombreuses académies, Verbier, ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy), IMS Prussia Cove, donnant aussi des masterclasses, notamment à l’École Reine Sofia de Madrid, aux festivals de Weimar, Ravenne, Kusatsu et Schleswig-Holstein.

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SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF

GÁBOR TAKÁCS-NAGY

Sir András Schiff was born in Hungary and began piano lessons at age five with Elisabeth Vadász. He continued his musical studies at the Franz Liszt Academy with professors Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, and in London with George Malcolm. Although Schi˜ has played with most of the major international orchestras and conductors, he now performs mainly as a conductor and soloist. In 1999, he created his own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, composed of international soloists, chamber musicians and friends. He also works frequently with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. A British citizen since 2001, he was made a Knight by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014. Sir András Schiff est né en Hongrie et a débuté les leçons de piano à l’âge de 5 ans avec Elisabeth Vadász. Il poursuit ses études musicales à l’Académie Franz Liszt avec les professeurs Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág et Ferenc Rados, et à Londres avec George Malcolm. Si Sir András Schiff a joué avec la plupart des grands orchestres et chefs d’orchestre internationaux, il se produit désormais principalement comme chef d’orchestre et soliste. En 1999, il crée son propre orchestre de chambre, le Cappella Andrea Barca, composé de solistes internationaux, de chambristes et d’amis. Il travaille également fréquemment avec le Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Citoyen britannique depuis 2001, il a été fait Chevalier par la Reine Elizabeth II en 2014.

Born in Budapest, Gábor Takács-Nagy trained with Nathan Milstein, Ferenc Rados, András Mihály, Zoltán Székely, Sándor Végh and György Kurtág. From 1975 to 1992, he was a founding member and leader of the famous Takács Quartet, later founding the Takács Piano Trio, the Mikrokosmos String Quartet, and its own string ensemble, the Camerata Bellerive. Music Director of the Weinberger Kammerorchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, he is a professor at the Geneva University of Music and holds an international chamber music chair at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Takács-Nagy was named honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and received the prestigious Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory Prize. Originaire de Budapest, Gábor Takács-Nagy s’est formé auprès de Nathan Milstein, Ferenc Rados, András Mihály, Zoltán Székely, Sándor Végh and György Kurtág. De 1975 à 1992, il a été membre fondateur et leader du célèbre Takács Quartet, fondant par la suite le Takács Piano Trio, le quatuor à cordes Mikrokosmos, puis son propre ensemble à cordes, la Camerata Bellerive. Directeur musical du Weinberger Kammerorchestra et du Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, il est professeur à la Haute École de Musique de Genève et titulaire d’une chaire internationale de musique de chambre au Royal Northern College of Music de Manchester. Gábor Takács-Nagy a été nommé membre honoraire de la Royal Academy of Music de Londres et a reçu le prestigieux Prix Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory.


ANTOINE TAMESTIT

LARS ANDERS TOMTER

Antoine Tamestit is recognised internationally as one of the great violists—soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.He is a founding member of Trio Zimmermann with Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Poltera. And together with Nobuko Imai, he is co-artistic director of the Viola Space Festival in Japan, focusing on the development of viola repertoire and a wide range of education programmes. Born in Paris, Antoine Tamestit studied with Jean Sulem, Jesse Levine, and with Tabea Zimmermann. He was the recipient of several coveted prizes including first prize at the ARD International Music Competition, the William Primrose Competition and the Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions, as well as the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2008. Tamestit has taught at both the Cologne Hochschule für Musik and Paris Conservatoire, and regularly gives masterclasses worldwide. He plays on a viola made by Stradivarius in 1672, loaned by the Habisreutinger Foundation. Antoine Tamestit est connu internationalement pour sa technique incomparable et son sens profond de la musique. Le Français est membre fondateur du Trio Zimmermann avec Frank Peter Zimmermann et Christian Poltera. Aux côtés de Nobuko Imai, il est codirecteur artistique du Festival Viola Space au Japon, axé sur le développement du répertoire d’alto et sur un large éventail de programmes d’éducation. Antoine Tamestit est né à Paris. Il a étudié avec Jean Sulem, Jesse Levine et Tabea Zimmermann. Il a reçu plusieurs récompenses éminentes, dont le 1er Prix au Concours International de Musique de l’ARD et au Concours William Primrose. Il a enseigné à la Hochschule für Musik de Cologne et à Paris et donne régulièrement des masterclasses dans le monde entier. Il joue un alto Stradivarius de 1672, prêté par la Fondation Habisreutinger.

Lars Anders Tomter has distinguished himself by performing new music extensively, including the world premiere of four concertos by Ragnar Söderlind, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Rolf Wallin and Anders Eliasson, which have all been written for him. He studied viola and violin with Leif Jørgensen at the Oslo Music Conservatory and the Norwegian State Academy and later continued his studies with Max Rostal and Sándor Vegh. His interpretation of Bartók’s viola concerto at the International Viola Competition in Budapest in 1984 won him a special prize and, in 1986, he went on to win the Maurice Vieux International Competition in Lille. Tomter is a regular guest at important festivals such as BBC Proms, Lockenhaus, Kissingen Summer, Mondseetage, Schleswig-Holstein, Schwetzingen, Styriarte, Verbier as well as at a number of festivals in Scandinavia, and is Professor at the State Academy in Oslo, supervising a number of Norway’s most talented string players. In 2013 he was appointed guest professor at the Royal Danish Music Academy, Copenhagen. He plays a Gasparo da Salo viola dated from 1590. Lars Anders Tomter s’est distingué en abordant des musiques contemporaines dont la première mondiale des concertos de Ragnar Söderlind, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Rolf Wallin et Anders Eliasson, tous écrits pour lui. Professeur à l’Académie d’État d’Oslo, il a été nommé en 2013 Professeur invité à la Royal Danish Music Academy de Copenhague. Débutant la musique à l’âge de 8 ans, le Norvégien pratique à la fois le violon et l’alto au Conservatoire de musique d’Oslo puis à l’Académie d’État de Norvège. Il poursuit ses études avec Max Rostal et Sándor Vegh. Il a reçu un prix spécial pour son interprétation du Concerto pour alto de Bartók au Concours International d’alto de Budapest en 1984 et a ensuite remporté la Maurice Vieux International Competition à Lille en 1986. Il joue un alto Gasparo da Salo daté de 1590.

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JIAN WANG

DONALD WEILERSTEIN

While a student at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, cellist Jian Wang was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Stern’s encouragement and support paved the way for Wang to travel to the United States, and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music under a special program in which he studied with renowned cellist Aldo Parisot. Wang’s first professional engagement was at Carnegie Hall in 1986. Since then he has embarked on an international career. Wang also maintains close relations with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, of which he was the first artist in residence and is now a member of the orchestra’s artistic committee. His extensive discography with Deutsche Grammophon includes the Bach Cello Suites; Brahms’s Double Concerto with Gil Shaham and the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado; and chamber music with Maria João Pires and Augustin Dumay. Wang’s instrument is graciously loaned to him by the family of the late Sau-Wing Lam. Jeune étudiant au Conservatoire de Shanghai, le violoncelliste Jian Wang a fait une apparition dans le film documentaire De Mao à Mozart : Isaac Stern en Chine. Le violoniste lui a offert son soutien et lui a permis d’aller étudier aux États-Unis avec Aldo Parisot à la Yale School of Music. Depuis sa première représentation en 1986 au Carnegie Hall de New York, il a entamé une carrière internationale. Parmi ses nombreux concerts prestigieux dans sa Chine natale, il a joué pour le président et a ouvert la saison musicale des orchestres China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony et Macau. J. Wang entretient également des relations étroites avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Shanghai dont il a été le premier artiste en résidence et est désormais membre du comité artistique de l’orchestre.

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician. He studied at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian, Dorothy Delay, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. For 20 years (1969–1989), Weilerstein was the first violinist of the renowned Cleveland Quartet. His recordings with the quartet can be heard on the RCA, Telarc, CBS, Phillips, and Pro Arte labels. These recordings have earned seven Grammy nominations and won Best of the Year awards from Time and Stereo Review. Today he performs as a duo recitalist with his wife and pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein and in the Weilerstein Trio with Hornik Weilerstein and his daughter, cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Donald Weilerstein is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. His students can be heard in many of today’s leading orchestras and chamber ensembles. Donald Weilerstein a effectué de nombreuses tournées a travers le monde en tant que soliste et musicien de chambre. Pendant 20 ans, D. Weilerstein a été le premier violon du fameux Cleveland Quartet, avec lequel il a fait le tour du monde et reçu plusieurs récompenses. Il se produit également en récital avec la pianiste Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. L’Américain a étudié a la Juilliard School avec Ivan Galamian, Dorothy Delay et des membres du Juilliard String Quartet. Lors de sa remise de diplôme, la Fondation Nationale des Arts l’a honnoré du titre Diplômé exceptionnel de l’école. Weilerstein est tres actif en tant que membre du Weilerstein Trio, en résidence au New England Conservatory of Music. Il est actuellement professeur dans ce même conservatoire et à la Juilliard School.

SUSANNAH WATERS See Voir p. 101

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MARY WHEELOCK JAVIAN

KAREN ZORN

Mary Javian’s goal as a performer, educator, curator and public speaker is to use music to create positive social change in communities. She has presented around the world in these areas for nearly two decades. Javian has toured and performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and other world-class ensembles as a double bassist. As chair of career studies at the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia), she has created a dynamic social entrepreneurship curriculum that develops the entrepreneurial and advocacy skills that 21th century musicians need. Her project-based classes help students create community partnerships that sustain both artistic and social value. L’objectif de Mary Javian en tant qu’interprète, éducatrice, conservatrice et conférencière est d’utiliser la musique pour créer des changements sociaux positifs dans les communautés. Elle a donné des conférences dans ces domaines dans le monde entier depuis près de deux décennies. Mary Javian a fait des tournées et s’est produite avec l’Orchestre de Philadelphie et d’autres ensembles de classe mondiale en tant que contrebassiste. Titulaire de la Chaire d’études professionnelles au Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphie), M. Javian a créé un programme dynamique d’entrepreneuriat social qui développe les compétences en entrepreneuriat et en défense des droits dont les musiciens du 21e siècle ont besoin. Ses cours, axés sur des projets, aident les élèves à créer des partenariats communautaires qui soutiennent à la fois la valeur artistique et la valeur sociale.

Karen Zorn, President of the Longy School of Music of Bard College (Boston) is a fearless educational entrepreneur. She has established partnerships with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and FundaMusical of Venezuela (El Sistema) to launch innovative programs of study and community engagement. These include the recently launched Take a Stand program and new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Music education program, based in Los Angeles, as well as teaching by Longy Conservatory students in public schools, community centers, prisons, nursing homes and other external venues where the traditions of music education can contribute to public life. Zorn is also a classically trained pianist. Karen Zorn, Présidente de la Longy School of Music du Bard College (Boston) est une entrepreneur audacieuse dans le domaine de l’éducation. Elle a établi des partenariats avec le Los Angeles Philharmonic et FundaMusical of Venezuela (El Sistema) pour lancer des programmes novateurs d’études et d’engagement communautaire. Il s’agit notamment du programme Take a Stand et du nouveau programme de Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) en éducation musicale, basé à Los Angeles, ainsi que de l’enseignement dispensé par des étudiants du Longy Conservatory dans les écoles publiques, les centres communautaires, les prisons, les maisons de retraite et autres lieux extérieurs où les traditions de l’éducation musicale peuvent contribuer à la vie publique. Karen Zorn est également une excellente pianiste de formation classique.

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ATELIER LYRIQUE Masterclasses & Coaching with avec Tim Carroll, Diego Cossu, Barbara Frittoli, Thomas Hampson, Ken Noda, Franziska Roth, Thomas Quasthoff, Susannah Waters Head, Opera Chef Opéra / Pianist Pianiste : Caroline Dowdle Head, Song Chef Mélodie / Pianist Pianiste : James Baillieu The Atelier Lyrique is unique among voice programmes in Europe. Singers are accepted for either or both of the Atelier’s opera and/or song programmes. They study their craft with a focus on a tangible project: a semi-staged performance of an opera in collaboration with the VFJO and Stanislav Kochanovsky (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in 2019) and/or a final song recital. All singers are invited to take on a secondary role in the Festival’s mainstage opera, Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten with the VFO and Valery Gergiev. This year, for the first time, a vocologist helps the singers face and overcome physiological obstacles to singing. Also new: a collaborative pianist has been invited to train alongside the singers. L’Atelier Lyrique est unique parmi les programmes vocaux en Europe. Les chanteurs sont acceptés pour l’un ou l’autre ou les deux programmes d’opéra et/ou de mélodie de l’Atelier. Ils abordent leur métier autour d’un projet concret : une mise en scène d’un opéra avec le VFJO et Stanislav Kochanovsky (Die Zauberflöte de Mozart en 2019) et/ou un récital de chant. Tous les chanteurs joueront un rôle secondaire dans l’opéra de cette édition, Die Frau ohne Schatten de Strauss avec le VFO et Valery Gergiev. Pour la première fois en 2019, les chanteurs sont encadrés par un vocologue pour les aider à affronter et surmonter les obstacles physiologiques. Autre nouveauté, un pianiste a été invité à rejoindre l’Atelier Lyrique pour se former aux côtés des chanteurs. With the generous support of Avec le généreux soutien de

Anonymous Georg Waechter Memorial Foundation Scholarships provided by Bourses attribuées par Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation Béatrice Mermod-Hentsch, in memory of Robert Hentsch (2) Fondation François de Hatvany, in memory of Aymeric de Montferrand (2) Catherine & Rudolf Buchmann Neva Foundation (4)1 1 Includes two ‘Neva Artists of Promise’: young Russian singers who have been invited to observe Atelier Lyrique classes and to immerse themselves in a week of the Festival. Dont deux « Neva Artists of Promise » : jeunes chanteuses russes invitées à assister aux cours de l’Atelier Lyrique et à s’immerger durant une semaine dans le Festival.


Juliana Ashurova

CLARA BARBIER SERRANO

Russia | Age 17 | Soprano Neva Artist of Promise Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

France | Age 22 | Soprano Role in Die Zauberflöte: Papagena Scholarship Donor: Fondation François de Hatvany, in memory of Aymeric de Montferrand

Most Recent Education/Teacher College at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig with Carola Guber

Recent Achievements I won First Prize at the Elena Obraztsova Competition. I started learning both French and German.

Recent Achievements I helped children and people in a Thai village discover Opera and classical music. I offered a feminist book to my mother— Sorcières by Mona Chollet— and I am proud to hear her say that it changed her life.

I began to study music in my early childhood. Since then, music has accompanied me everywhere. I first learned to play the piano and then became tremendously interested in singing. I believe music is a means of expression, a way to convey everything you have in mind, a doctor for spiritual wounds. Music is an art that opens a whole world of passions, emotions, high feelings and noble impulses. J’ai découvert très jeune la musique classique en apprenant le piano. Puis, en grandissant, je suis tombée amoureuse de la voix et du chant. Je suis très heureuse de mettre aujourd’hui toute mon énergie dans cette discipline artistique et j’ai grande hâte de participer à la Verbier Festival Academy !

There is nothing else in the world in which I take such pleasure, for which I have so many expectations and fascination for as music. As much I love opera—especially Mozart, Strauss and Baroque repertoire—I am also very fond of art song, of how music and language can move together. I really hope to communicate my love for this genre to the broadest audience! Cet amour de la musique s’est imposé à moi dès l’enfance et je crois que la scène est l’unique endroit où je peux m’exprimer avec la plus grande profondeur et sincérité. J’adore explorer de nouveaux styles, répertoires et œuvres musicales ; découvertes que j’espère faire lors de ma venue à Verbier !

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MICHAEL BELL

OLIVIA BOEN

United Kingdom | Age 25 | Tenor Roles in Die Zauberflöte: Monostatos; ein Mohr; Zweiter Priester; Erster Geharnischter

United States Age 24 | Soprano Role in Die Zauberflöte: Erste Dame Most Recent Education/Teacher Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ruby Philogene MBE

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal College of Music, London (as a Big Give Scholar) with Russell Smythe

Recent Achievements I performed an outreach concert for people with disabilities and children; to allow people who are not always able to experience music was extremely fulfilling. I completed a yoga teacher training programme; I am happy to report that I do not let every little thing drag me down these days!

Recent Achievements International touring and recording with Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

I am thrilled to be taking part in the Verbier Festival Academy this summer, and to also take part to the production of The Magic Flute! I truly look forward to learning aside talented students and from legendary singers. Verbier is, I am sure, going to be a very memorable time. Je suis très heureux de rejoindre l’Atelier Lyrique de la Verbier Festival Academy et d’interpréter différents personnages de la Flûte enchantée.

Music is energy. You cannot control how people will perceive it but you can try your best to infuse it with meaning, with your own experiences and share it with an audience in the hopes that it touches them. I enjoy doing that both with standard repertoire and pieces that are not as well known. I wish to touch people, to explore the possibility to feel on a really deep intimate level and the capacity music has to connect people, through different stories and experiences. La musique peut panser les maux, nous pousser dans nos retranchements, nous transformer… J’ai hâte d’être à Verbier pour pouvoir partager, avec le plus grand nombre, ces multiples bienfaits de la musique !

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CHARLOTTE BOWDEN

MATTHEW BUSWELL

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal College of Music, London (Linda Beeley Scholar) with Rosa Mannion and Caroline Dowdle

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal College of Music, London with Jean-Paul Fouchecourt

United States | Age 25 | Soprano

United Kingdom | Age 30 | Bass-baritone - UK – Role in Die Zauberflöte: Sprecher

Recent Achievements I was selected for the Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Award with Making Music UK, which sponsors young professionals at the beginning of their careers by providing them with performance opportunities. I am proud to have faced my fear of being in rough seas by taking surfing lessons; I nearly drowned but would do it again!

Recent Achievements Debut at Opéra de Lyon, as Soldat in Zemlinsky’s Der Kreidekreis

Taking part in the Verbier Festival Academy means making progress as an artist, learning a new role, gaining professional experience, working with new people and fine-tuning one’s skills. I believe opera in particular now calls for a new kind of artist—a 21st century artist who can blur the boundaries of opera and theatre, who draws inspiration from all areas of art. Prendre part à la Verbier Festival Academy est non seulement l’occasion de développer mes compétences et mon travail de musicien et d’interprète, mais aussi d’ouvrir mon esprit à l’art, à la musique. Et je suis très heureux d’avoir, à cette occasion, la possibilité de participer à la production de la Flûte enchantée.

I come from a musical family but was not introduced to the world of opera or classical songrepertoire until I was about 14. I went to see a production of The Magic Flute and was overwhelmed by how real and tangible the characters’ emotional journeys seemed. Throwing myself into learning to sing was a very cathartic experience. I learned to express and communicate emotions that, at that time, I didn’t feel able to let out in my everyday life. L’interaction qui existe entre les artistes et le public est, je crois, le composant essentiel à toute représentation. En faisant l’expérience d’émotions authentiques et sincères, le public peut suivre le parcours sentimental des personnages aux côtés des artistes. J’espère avoir l’opportunité de vivre une telle expérience à l’occasion du Verbier Festival !

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ERIC FERRING

JEANNE GÉRARD

United States | Age 26 | Tenor Role in Die Zauberflöte: Tamino Sponsorship Donor: Béatrice Mermod-Hentsch, in memory of Robert Hentsch

France | Age 27 | Soprano Sponsorship Donor: Béatrice Mermod-Hentsch, in memory of Robert Hentsch Most Recent Education/Teacher Manhattan School of Music with Elène Golgevit

Most Recent Education/Teacher Boston Conservatory with Julia Faulkner

Recent Achievements Winner, Armel Opera Competition (Budapest), 2017 Finalist, International Singing Competition Georges Enesco (Bucharest), 2018

Recent Achievements I stepped in for the entire run of Ariodante as Lurcanio at Lyric Opera of Chicago I started a knitting business with the goal of using the proceeds of sold items to make scarves for the ever-growing homeless population in Chicago.

I work very hard, but I don’t try too hard to be perfect—I think the concept is out of reach. I would rather take risks and explore all the dimensions of human expression. I try to infuse every word and every note with depth and thoughts, so that they become alive and can resonate deeply with the audience. When we get out of the way and allow the beauty of music, of the human voice to unfold, we can create a vibration that bounds us on an emotional and spiritual level. I believe music making can give us a sense of unity and connection that very few other experiences can bring. Notre mission, en tant que chanteurs lyriques, est de souligner, de révéler, à travers la musique, la dimension artistique de notre existence. Je crois que c’est l’une des raisons pour laquelle nous sommes d’ailleurs si bouleversés par l’opéra. Il me tarde d’écouter les magnifiques voix présentes au Festival de Verbier !

I am not sure who I am as an artist. Every show, every rehearsal process helps define what I find important and how I want my music to touch the audience. I believe music has the power to change hearts and minds, heal wounds and inspire people to do things they never thought possible. Music helps me discover passions in a social and political round, and I wish to use my voice to be an activist and an advocate for those whose voices cannot be heard. I sincerely hope I can do my part in bettering this divided world, if even just for a few moments. Chanter est mon moyen d’expression, un échappatoire du réel et une force de guérison. La musique m’a permis de trouver ma voix en tant que chanteur, en tant qu’homme. Et je suis très heureux de me rendre cet été au Festival de Verbier !

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DANIEL GERZENBERG

ELENE GVRITISHVILI

Germany | Age 28 | Piano

Russia | Age 20 | Soprano Neva Artist of Promise Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Wolfram Rieger

Most Recent Education/Teacher St Petersburg Conservatory with Svetlana Gorenkova

Recent Achievements Special Prize, La Belle Saison Concert Series, Lyon International Song Competition, 2019

Recent Achievement Singing Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres with a wonderful baroque ensemble in Moscow

It is a great blessing to be able to communicate through music with the most inspiring musicians in a beautiful place such as Verbier. This experience will allow me to widen my perspectives, to learn more and to enjoy music at its highest level. I could not be happier to join the Verbier Festival Academy this summer. J’aime la relation intime qui se entre un chanteur et un pianiste au moment d’interpréter un Lied ou une mélodie. Cela nécessite une grande complicité et je suis enchanté de pouvoir approfondir mes connaissances dans l’accompagnement au sein de l’Academy cet été.

The piano was the very first instrument I learned, but at age ten, after winning several piano competitions, I began my vocal education as I understood how much I liked singing. Music is a vessel of emotions. I am really interested in looking for various forms of expression, the philosophical ideas, aesthetic visions which belong to a particular period of time. I truly enjoy Early music, jazz and contemporary repertoire. I am very keen on discovering new pieces of music and travelling through time, which I can do thanks to music. J’aime chanter ! Je suis très heureuse d’avoir été invitée par la Verbier Festival Academy et j’espère pouvoir en apprendre plus sur les différentes écoles et techniques vocales.

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Svetlana Kapicheva mezzo-soprano 2018 Neva Scholar, Atelier Lyrique ŠNicolas Brodard


A WORD FROM UN MOT DE LA

FONDATION NEVA Supporting Russia's Most Promising Talent Aux côtés des futurs talents de Russie

Whether in music or in sport, the Neva Foundation has supported the cause of youth for over a decade. As a partner of the Verbier Festival for almost as long, the Foundation has made this theme a priority in Verbier, which its support to the festival’s artist training initiatives demonstrates. Again this year, the Foundation is delighted to provide young talents from Russia the chance to participate in the Academy’s programmes for soloists, chamber musicians and conductors, and its Atelier Lyrique and Junior Orchestra—a unique opportunity to learn from the world’s greatest artists. With 19 as part of these programmes in 2019, the number of Neva Foundation scholarship beneficiaries totals more than 200 over nine years; 16 of these musicians also received an award for the realization of a professional project. During their weeks in Verbier, these talented young people live and share an experience that will leave its mark as they embark on their careers in music. Qu’il s’agisse de musique ou de sport, la Fondation Neva soutient depuis plus d’une décennie la cause de la jeunesse. Partenaire du Verbier Festival depuis presque aussi longtemps, la Fondation a naturellement placé cette thématique au cœur de sa présence à Verbier, en soutenant tout particulièrement les initiatives pour la formation des artistes. Cette année encore, la Fondation se réjouit de donner à des jeunes talents originaires de Russie la possibilité de participer aux Programmes Soloist & Chamber Music, Conducting, Atelier Lyrique et Junior Orchestra, et d’accéder à la chance unique d’évoluer au contact des plus grands. Au nombre de 19 pour l’édition 2019, ils sont déjà plus de 200 en neuf ans à avoir bénéficié d’une bourse de la Fondation, dont 16 se sont vu décerner un prix destiné à la réalisation d’un projet professionnel. Pendant leur séjour à Verbier, ces jeunes musiciens viennent vivre et partager une expérience qui marquera de son empreinte la suite de leur parcours professionnel.

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KALI HARDWICK

VICTORIA KARKACHEVA

United States / United Kingdom | Age 25 | Soprano

Russia | Age 29 | Mezzo-soprano Role in Die Zauberflöte: Dreite Dame Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal Academy of Music (London) with Elizabeth Ritchie and Ingrid Surgenor

Most Recent Education/Teacher Second year of the Young Artist Program of The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

Recent Achievements I was given the soprano position in OperAvenir at Theater Basel for the 2019/2020 season. And I recently learned how to make macarons!

Recent Achievement Numerous chamber concerts in the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre singing arias and art songs in Russian, French, German and Italian under the guidance of Semjon Skigin, Ivari Ilija, Ljuba Orfenova, Giulio Zappa

Music is a way of life. It is a way of learning, of understanding ourselves and fellow humans thanks to its universality. You do not need to understand the text in its entirety to understand the feelings and the emotions behind the music. I believe it is what draws us to music. Music might be the ultimate tool to understand history, humanity, empathy and ultimately ourselves and our connections to other people. I think the most exciting part of being an artist is to explore music and all it can teach you, while exploring yourself in order to create this kind of ultimate musical experience. Offrir au public une interprétation renouvelée dans l’espoir de capter son attention est certainement l’une des tâches les plus excitantes, stimulantes et singulières du métier de musicien, tout comme cette liberté de communiquer avec des personnes tous les horizons, de toutes les croyances, de toutes les origines… Car la musique est plus que cela et transcende toute chose.

Music has always been a part of my life and singing now feels as natural as breathing. I cannot imagine myself without it. It seems music is always here to share our joy and highlight the happiest moments in our lives and I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this universe. Chanter m’apporte une joie immense. Je suis persuadée que la musique nous offre une force extraordinaire, nous permettant, au quotidien, de surmonter les difficultés et les drames qui nous entourent. Je suis enchantée de me rendre à Verbier cet été pour participer à cette merveilleuse et enrichissante expérience au sein de l’Academy !

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EMA NIKOLOVSKA

JOLYON LOY

United Kingdom | Age 29 | Baritone Roles in Die Zauberflöte: Erster Preister; Zweiter Geharnischter

Canada / Macedonia | Age 25 | Mezzo-soprano Most Recent Education/Teacher The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) with Rudolf Piernay

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Scott Johnson

Recent Achievements First Prize and Audience Prize at the 25th Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards at Wigmore Hall, 2019 Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform Duo Winner with Gary Beecher, 2019

Recent Achievements Prizes and scholarships from The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust, The Josephine Baker Trust and the Zenaida Nevsky Memorial Scholarship from the Berlin Opera Academy as well as First Prize in the North International Music Competition

Music is a way of collaborating with the audience to create a space where time and any sense of near reality cease to exist. We are simultaneously in conversation with the past, the present and the future. Being able to engage in this sort of examination is something which gives us a sense of catharsis, of self-knowledge and humility. This is a magical space to inhabit—different every time—and I feel incredibly lucky to do this everyday as my profession. I am thankful to the Verbier Festival Academy for giving young artists the opportunity fine-tune our skills and contribute to our communities. L’opéra et la mélodie sont interdépendants, j’en suis convaincue. Ces deux genres me semblent chacun posséder la capacité de révolutionner notre écoute, notamment par la juxtaposition, le temps d’un concert, d’œuvres plus ou moins connues du répertoire. Ils me passionnent et je leur accorde la même importance !

I believe music is a mixture of collaboration, inspiration and perspiration. Music gives me the opportunity to come together with like-minded artists to work on a piece which has been musically crafted by the composer. And it is our task to bring all the details in the music, to give the most honest and truthful translation of what the composer had intended. As well as feeling inspired by artists who surround me, we ought to inspire audiences and to have them enter that world with us. Music is a challenging career path; it is tough and a lot of hard work. But I hope and think the audience can see in each of my performances, even if it might not be perfectly presented yet, that I am sincere and honest. Je suis entièrement dévoué à ma carrière de chanteur lyrique qui, je l’espère, continuera de se poursuivre dans le futur !

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MARIA SARDARYAN

YANNICK SPANIER

Armenia | Age 29 | Soprano Role in Die Zauberflöte: Die Königin der Nacht Scholarship Donors: Catherine & Rudolf Buchmann

Germany | Age 29 | Bass Role in Die Zauberflöte: Sarastro Most Recent Education/Teacher Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover with Jacques Schwarz and Peter Anton Ling

Most Recent Education/Teachers Liric Academy in Osimo with Mariella Devia, William Mateuzzi , Raina Kabaiwanska

Recent Achievements Becoming part of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover

Recent Achievements Winner and Audience Prize, AsLiCo Competition (Como), 2017

The opportunities to work alongside performers from all over the world is something that I am incredibly excited to experience. Working with established performers and artists will be a huge privilege. And I feel extremely grateful to have been invited to perform Sarastro in The Magic Flute. Sarastro est un personnage très charismatique et je suis ravi de pouvoir l’interpréter lors du Verbier Festival. L’Academy est un endroit merveilleux pour expérimenter autour de l’opéra et de la mélodie aux côtés des plus grands, il me tarde d’y être !

I am passionate about storytelling. Sharing stories is at the heart of my ideal career. Collaborating with the immensely talented artists on the Academy over this three-week period will be a great experience, giving me opportunities to explore both art song and opera with some of the world’s leading experts. Je suis très heureuse d’avoir été invitée pour chanter la géniale Reine de la Nuit cet été à Verbier ! J’ai hâte de rencontrer ces formidables professeurs, chanteurs, je suis certaine que leurs enseignements sauront m’être bénéfiques dans la poursuite de ma carrière.

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JULIEN VAN MELLAERTS

ALEXANDRA YANGEL

New Zealand | Age 31 | Baritone Role in Die Zauberflöte: Papageno

Russia | Age 26 | Mezzo-soprano Role in Die Zauberflöte: Zweite Dame Scholarship Donor: Fondation Neva

Most Recent Education/Teacher Royal College of Music (London) with Russell Smythe

Most Recent Education/Teacher Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK) with Birgid Steinberger and Elena Filipova

Recent Achievements Company debut with Royal Opera House/Royal Ballet (London) Visiting Cuba and staying with locals… an amazing place!

Recent Achievements I joined the Ensemble of the Vienna State Opera when I was 24. This was very important moment in my life.

The Verbier Festival is not only one of the premiere music festivals in the world, but also an excellent training ground for artists seeking new roles and performance experience. I am thrilled to be singing Papageno here, I believe taking part to this production and in the Verbier Festival Academy is going to be a significative step forward in my career. Verbier est un endroit magique, un cadre fantastique qui offre la possibilité d'échanger avec les personnalités les plus inspirantes. Je suis honoré d'avoir été choisi par le Festival pour chanter Papageno. Ce sera un formidable moment de partage !

Music has been in my life from the very beginning, as I learned very young to play the violin. Singer and violinist, I am an artist with multiple instruments, multiple voices. Music is everything to me. And I feel incredibly lucky and happy to have the opportunity to turn it into my profession. Je suis très heureuse de participer au Verbier Festival et de notamment faire partie de la production de La Flûte enchantée aux côtés des autres étudiants de l’Academy !

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MEIGUI ZHANG

China | Age 25 | China Role in Die Zauberflöte: Pamina Scholarship Donor: Fondation François de Hatvany, in memory of Aymeric de Montferrand Most Recent Education/Teacher Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Metropolitan Opera (New York) Recent Achievement I recently sang the role of Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress at Mannes School of Music (New York).

Music has alway been a part of my world, I grew up with it. Both my parents are singers and I learned to play the piano and the violin as a child. I feel extremely grateful to have been invited by the Verbier Festival Academy to learn and perform Pamina, a role very dear to my heart. Chanter Pamina au sein du Verbier Festival est une chance incroyable. Prendre part à l’Academy est aussi l’opportunité de pouvoir échanger, apprendre, découvrir de nouvelles facettes du genre opératique et de la mélodie, aux côtés des personnalités artistiques parmi les plus inspirantes et talentueuses de notre génération.

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FACULTY PROFES­SORAT “I learned a lot from Verbier. I’ll be grateful my entire life to this beautiful festival and the Academy’s incredible teachers and coaches.” Andres Agudelo, Colombia tenor Atelier Lyrique, 2018


TIM CARROLL

DIEGO COSSU

Tim Carroll began his career with the English Shakespeare Company before becoming Associate Director of the Northcott Theatre in Exeter. From 1999 to 2005, he was Associate Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. His ‘original practices’ productions of Shakespeare transpose the natural habitat of the Elizabethan outdoor theatre into 21st century spaces. This approach earned him success on Broadway in 2013, when his Tony-nominated Globe productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night starring Oscar-winner Mark Rylance earned ecstatic raves in The New York Times and The New Yorker. He is also known for creating edgy productions at the Factory Theatre in London. Since 2015, Carroll has been Artistic Director of Canada’s Shaw Festival. Tim Carroll a commencé sa carrière au sein de l’English Shakespeare Company, un univers auquel il est fidèle, ayant dirigé 12 productions en tant que Directeur associé du Shakespeare’s Globe. Ses mises en scène d’opéra et de théâtre ont été primées à de multiples reprises aux Tonys, remportant en outre le Drama Desk Award et le Critics’ Circle Award en tant que meilleur réalisateur. Actuellement Directeur artistique du Shaw Festival au Canada, le Britannique a assuré la même fonction au Kent Opera de 1997 à 2004. Il enseigne le théâtre et la mise en scène en Grande-Bretagne et dans le monde entier.

Diego Cossu graduated with honours in Medicine and Surgery with a thesis entitled ‘Singing and Science’ at the University of Genoa. He specializes in Audiology and Phoniatrics. Cossu is also a musician; he completed his studies in piano and voice at the Conservatory ‘N. Paganini’ in Genoa. He is now Professor of Vocology at the University of Turin, Faculty of Medicine, School of Specialization in Phoniatrics. He has worked extensively in the field of physiology and rehabilitation of the artistic voice. For more than ten years, he has collaborated with singers, including Barbara Frittoli, Renato Bruson and Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, to help both emerging and established stars to unlock the potential of their voices through a better understanding of mechanics and physiology. Diego Cossu est diplômé avec mention en Médecine et Chirurgie avec une thèse intitulée « Chant et Science » à l’Université de Gênes. Il se spécialise en audiologie et en phoniatrie. Cossu est également musicien ; il a terminé ses études de piano et de chant au Conservatoire « N. Paganini » à Gênes. Il est aujourd’hui professeur de Vocologie à l’Université de Turin, Faculté de Médecine, Faculté de Spécialisation en Phoniatrie. Il a beaucoup travaillé dans le domaine de la physiologie et de la réhabilitation de la voix artistique. Depuis plus de dix ans, il collabore avec des chanteurs, dont Barbara Frittoli, Renato Bruson et Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, pour aider les artistes émergents et les stars établies à libérer le potentiel de leur voix par une meilleure compréhension de la mécanique et de la physiologie.

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BARBARA FRITTOLI

THOMAS HAMPSON

Italian singer Barbara Frittoli is considered today as one of the greatest lyrico-spinto sopranos of her generation. Born in Milan, Frittoli graduated with the highest honour from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, where she studied with Giovanna Canetti. She later was the winner of several international competitions. Among her career’s most remarkable performances have been Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa d’Almaviva) in Ferrara, Otello (Desdemona) at the Salzburg Festival and at Teatro Regio in Turin with Claudio Abbado, Così Fan Tutte (Fiordiligi) at the Wiener Staatsoper and at Ravenna Festival with Riccardo Muti. In addition to Abbado and Muti, she has worked with a long list of distinguished conductors: Lorin Maazel, Georges Priêtre, Daniele Gatti, Antonio Pappano and Riccardo Chailly. La chanteuse italienne Barbara Frittoli est considérée aujourd’hui comme l’une des plus grandes sopranos lyrico-spinto de sa génération. L’année 1992 a été celle de ses grands débuts, notamment dans Carmen à Philadelphie, dans La Bohème à Naples et dans Beatrice di Tenda à Milan. Lors de sa première saison au MET à New York, elle interprète à nouveau les rôles de Mimi et de Micaëla, qu’elle reprend ensuite au Royal Opera House à Londres. En 1999, la chanteuse est d’ailleurs conviée à prendre part à la production qui inaugure le Royal Opera House après sa rénovation. Elle a travaillé avec les plus célèbres chefs d’orchestre tels que Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Georges Prêtre, Daniele Gatti, Antonio Pappano et Riccardo Chailly.

Thomas Hampson enjoys a singular international career as an opera singer, recording artist, and “ambassador of song,” maintaining an active interest in research, education, musical outreach, and technology, continually expanding his pedagogical activities. He is the Artistic Director of the Heidelberg Lied Academy, and collaborates with the BarenboimSaid Academy Schubert Week in Berlin each year. With an operatic repertoire of over 80 roles sung in all the major theatres of the world, his discography comprises more than 170 albums, which include multiple nominations and winners of the Grammy Award, Edison Award, and the Grand Prix du Disque. Through The Hampsong Foundation, which he founded in 2003, he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. Outre son répertoire d’opéra de près de 80 rôles chantés, la discographie de Thomas Hampson compte plus de 170 albums, qui lui ont valu plusieurs nominations et Grammy Awards, le Edison Award et le Grand Prix du Disque. Au-delà des distinctions remarquables qu’il a accumulées, il porte les titres de Kammersänger du Wiener Staatsoper, de Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République française et a reçu la Médaille d’honneur autrichienne des arts et des sciences. Par le biais de la Fondation Hampsong qu’il a fondée en 2003, l’Américain utilise l’art de la chanson pour promouvoir le dialogue et la compréhension interculturels.

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KEN NODA

THOMAS QUASTHOFF

Ken Noda studied with Daniel Barenboim and went on to perform as soloist with such orchestras as the Berlin, Vienna, New York, Israel, and Los Angeles Philharmonics to name a few. He has also collaborated as chamber musician with James Levine (at two pianos), Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nigel Kennedy, and the Emerson Quartet; and as accompanist to Kathleen Battle, Hildegard Behrens, Maria Ewing, Aprile Millo, Kurt Moll, James Morris, Jessye Norman, Matthew Polenzani, Dawn Upshaw and Deborah Voigt. He is closely associated with the Marlboro Music Festival and taught at the Renata Scotto Opera Academy at the invitation of Miss Scotto. Since 2009, he has been a regular guest coach and performer for The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall at the invitation of Marilyn Horne. From 1991 to 2017, he was Musical Assistant at the Metropolitan Opera to former Music Director James Levine. This summer, Noda retires from his full-time position at the Met as Musical Advisor to the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He will continue to guest-coach the programme’s young singers and collaborative pianists, under the title of Honorary Teacher. Né aux États-Unis, Ken Noda, qui a notamment été l’élève de Daniel Barenboim, peut compter parmi ses riches collaborations James Levine, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nigel Kennedy et le Quatuor Emerson, accompagnant des artistes tels que Kathleen Battle, James Morris, Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, Deborah Voigt, Ying Fang… Il se produit, entre autres, avec les orchestres d’Israël, New York, Vienne et Berlin. Conseiller musical du Programme de développement des jeunes artistes du Lindemann au Metropolitan Opera, son implication en tant que pédagogue se poursuit au Marlboro Music Festival ainsi qu’a la Renata Scotto Opera Academy (sur l’invitation de Miss Scotto). Depuis 2009, il est régulierement invité comme coach et interprète pour The Song Continues au Carnegie Hall.

For nearly four decades, Thomas Quasthoff has established himself on the international stage, overwhelming countless listeners with his art. He completed his outstanding singing career in 2012, earning multiple titles and awards. However, the German bassbaritone has kept close links with singing and music as a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and in various masterclasses. This dedication led him to found the International Singing Competition Das Lied in the German capital in 2017. He has explored many other fields, revealing his talents as a conductor, jazz singer, actor, narrator and actor, from Shakespeare’s works to the colourful world of cabaret. Depuis près de quatre décennies, Thomas Quasthoff s’est imposé sur les scènes internationales, bouleversant le cœur d’innombrables auditeurs avec son art. Il a terminé sa carrière exceptionnelle de chanteur en 2012, pourvu de multiples titres et récompenses. Cependant, le baryton-basse allemand a conservé des liens étroits avec le chant et la musique en tant que professeur à la Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin et dans diverses masterclasses. Ce dévouement l’a mené à fonder le Concours International de Chant Das Lied dans la capitale allemande en 2017. Il a exploré de nombreux autres domaines, dévoilant ses talents de chef d’orchestre, chanteur de jazz, comédien, narrateur et acteur, des œuvres de Shakespeare à l’univers coloré du cabaret.

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FRANZISKA ROTH

SUSANNAH WATERS

Franziska Roth is a leading international language coach for German vocal repertoire for opera, as well as Lieder and oratorio. Her ability to connect language with music and psychological awareness explains the outstanding results of her work, which have made her the firstchoice German coach for many worldclass singers, conductors, and stage directors. She is a member of the teaching staff at the Royal College of Music (London) and, the Cardiff International Voice Academy. She has been engaged by many of the world’s top opera houses and has coached a who’s who of today’s greatest singers: Ian Bostridge, Plácido Domingo, Gerald Finley, Renée Fleming, Magdalena Kožená, Nina Stemme and Bryn Terfel to name a few. Roth studied musicology at Salzburg University and continued her studies in piano and singing at the ‘Mozarteum’ Academy of Music, Salzburg. She also trained and qualified as a psychoanalyst in New York. Franziska Roth est l’un des principaux professeurs de langues du répertoire vocal allemand pour l’opéra, le lied et l’oratorio. Sa capacité à relier la langue à la musique et son travail sur la psychologie expliquent les résultats exceptionnels de son travail, qui ont fait d’elle le coach allemand de premier choix pour de nombreux chanteurs, chefs d’orchestre et metteurs en scène de classe mondiale. Elle est membre du corps enseignant du Royal College of Music de Londres, de la Cardiff International Voice Academy. Elle a été engagée par de nombreuses maisons d’opéra parmi les plus prestigieuses du monde et elle est coach du « who's who » des plus grands chanteurs d’aujourd’hui : Ian Bostridge, Plácido Domingo, Gerald Finley, Renée Fleming, Magdalena Kožená, Nina Stemme et Bryn Terfel pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns. F. Roth a étudié la musicologie à l’Université de Salzbourg et a poursuivi ses études de piano et de chant à l’Académie de musique « Mozarteum » de Salzbourg. Elle s’est également formée en psychanalyse à New York.

Susannah Waters is a British opera singer, writer and director. She received her training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio (London). For 12 years she worked as an opera singer, performing principal roles in many of the world’s leading opera houses. Since 2002, she has worked as a writer and stage director. Her first novel, Long Gone Anybody, published by Black Swan, was short-listed for the Pendleton May Award and Geoffrey Faber Award. From 2004-2010, she ran her own production company, The Paddock, and as Artistic Director, devised and produced new work in theatre, dance and opera. In 2015 her production of La Liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesco Caccini, for the Brighton Early Music Festival, was chosen as one of the five top productions of the year by the Guardian. Susannah Waters est une écrivaine et réalisatrice britannique. Née en Angleterre, elle a fréquenté le Bennington College aux États-Unis et la Guildhall School of Music ainsi que le National Opera Studio à Londres. Pendant 12 années, elle jouit d’une carrière prolifique en tant que chanteuse d’opéra mais quitte le chant en 2002 pour devenir scénariste et metteur en scène. Auteure de trois romans, elle reçoit de nombreuses commandes de la part de théâtres et fonde sa propre compagnie de production en 2004, The Paddock, menant aussi divers projets éducatifs et accessibles aux plus jeunes.

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AWARDS PRIX In addition to the Prix Yves Paternot, which is awarded to the Academy's most promising musician, cash awards are presented to deserving musicians who are in need of financial support. In order to be considered, musicians must submit a formal request to the Academy describing the rationale for receiving the award, including a proposal describing how funds will be used. En plus du Prix Yves Paternot, qui est décerné chaque été au musicien le plus prometteur de l’Academy, plusieurs prix sont remis aux musiciens méritants qui ont besoin d’un soutien financier. Pour être pris en considération, les artistes doivent présenter à l’Academy une demande officielle décrivant les raisons pour lesquelles ils concourent, y compris une proposition sur la façon dont les fonds seront utilisés.

Prix APCAV CHF 2,000 for an Academy musician who contributes to the spirit of the Verbier Festival through a commitment to community and public engagement pour un musicien de l’Academy qui contribue à l’esprit du Verbier Festival par son engagement envers la collectivité et le public. Awarded by Décerné par l’Association des propriétaires de chalets et appartements de Verbier Prix Jean-Nicolas Firmenich CHF 10,000 for cello pour violoncelle Awarded by Décerné par Clarina Firmenich Prix Thierry Mermod CHF 10,000 for voice pour la voix Awarded by Décerné par Béatrice Mermod-Hentsch The Tabor Foundation Award CHF 10,000 for pour piano Awarded by Décerné par Doreen Tabor


Prix Yves Paternot

Timothy Chooi violin Laureate 2018

Adèle Charvet mezzo-soprano Laureate 2017

Milan Siljanov bass-baritone Laureate 2016

Yves Paternot was an emblematic figure of the Verbier Festival. A founder of the Friends of the Verbier Festival and member of the Festival's Foundation Board. In tribute to his commitment, the Prix  Yves Paternot recognizes the Academy's most promising musician. The Laureate receives CHF 10,000, an invitation to perform at a future edition of the Festival, and is eligible for a contribution of up to CHF 15,000 to support his or her artistic and professional development. Yves Paternot fut une figure emblématique du Verbier Festival. Initiateur de l’Association des Amis du Verbier Festival et membre du Conseil de Fondation. En hommage à son grand dévouement, le Prix Yves Paternot distingue le musicien le plus prometteur de l’Academy. Le lauréat reçoit CHF 10’000.–, une invitation à revenir se produire à Verbier lors d’une future édition, et une possible contribution en sus (jusqu’à CHF 15’000.–) dans le cadre d'un projet qui favorisera son développement artistique et professionnel.

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ALUMNI “Performing with such a special group of musicians a few times a year recharges your artistic batteries and refills your inspiration for the rest of your musical season. Life-long friendships form easily in this environment and it’s awesome to witness your Verbier colleagues careers, lives and families grow and flourish!” Christopher Scanlon, USA trumpet VFCO, 2018


VERBIER GENERATION SUCCESS STORIES The Academy has been a career launchpad for many of today’s most sought-after musicians. Some of these exceptional artists return to perform and/or teach at the Verbier Festival this summer: Quatuor Arod, Calidore String Quartet, Renaud Capuçon, Quatuor Ébène, Mathieu Herzog, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, George Li, Lawrence Power and Louis Schwizgebel. L’Academy a été un tremplin pour un grand nombre de musiciens parmi les plus plébiscités de notre époque. Certains de ces artistes exceptionnels reviennent se produire et/ou enseigner au Verbier Festival cet été : le Quatuor Arod, le Calidore String Quartet, Renaud Capuçon, le Quatuor Ébène, Mathieu Herzog, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, George Li, Lawrence Power ou encore Louis Schwizgebel.

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VERBIER FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA GÁBOR Takács-Nagy music director Guest Conductors Chef invités 2019 Reinhard Goebel Leonidas Kavakos Lahav Shani In addition to joining the ranks of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra—the Verbier Festival’s professional resident and touring orchestra—VFO alumni have gone on to perform with an impressive roster of the world’s most distinguished conductors and soloists. Since completing their training at Verbier, many of these musicians have been engaged by the world’s leading orchestras, including those in Boston, Berlin, Chicago, London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Moscow, San Francisco and Vienna. The VFCO, made up of many of these players, performs six concerts during the Festival in 2019. En plus de rejoindre les rangs du Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (VFCO) – l’orchestre de résidence et de tournées du Festival – les anciens étudiants du Verbier Festival Orchestra se sont produits avec un nombre impressionnant de chefs et de solistes parmi les plus réputés au monde. Depuis le terme de leur formation à Verbier, nombre de ces musiciens ont été engagés par les plus grands orchestres, notamment ceux de Boston, Berlin, Chicago, Londres, New York, Paris, Philadelphie, Moscou, San Francisco et Vienne. Le VFCO, composé d'un grand nombre de ces musiciens, donne six concerts pendant l’édition 2019 du Festival.


MUSICIANS MUSICIENS DOUBLE BASS CONTREBASSE Brendan Kane United States Tristan Sutton United States

VIOLIN VIOLON Rimma Bergeron Langlois Ukraine Daniel Cho United States Jeff Dyrda Canada Filip Fenrych Poland Roberto González Monjas Spain Giovanni Guzzo Venezuela Laura Ha United States Guillaume Jacot Switzerland Vivek Jayaraman United States Ji Min Lee South Korea Mariami Machaidze Georgia Geneviève Martineau Canada Simon Riverin Canada Alexandros Sakarellos Greece Yoonshin Song South Korea Viktor Stenhjem Norway

FLUTE FLÛTE Roy Amotz Israel Frederic Sanchez Spain OBOE HAUTBOIS Remi Grouiller France Emmanuel Laville France Andrey Rubtsov Russia CLARINET CLARINETTE Luis Camara Palomares Spain Petr Vasek Czech Republic BASSOON BASSON Pierre Gomes France Marceau Lefèvre France

VIOLA ALTO Carolyn Blackwell Canada Arabella Bozic Australia Blythe Teh Engstroem United States Joshua Newburger United States Elizaveta Zolotova Russia

HORN COR Lionel Pointet Switzerland David Sullivan United States TRUMPET Gabriel Dias Brazil Andres Nebot Spain

CELLO VIOLONCELLE Chen Cao China Matyas Major Hungary Theresa Schneider Germany Maksim Velichkin Uzbekistan Mi Zhou China

TIMPANI TIMBALES Ian Sullivan United States

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PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERS PARTENAIRES PHILANTHROPIQUES The Verbier Festival thanks its 2018-2019 philanthropic partners , including donors to The Friends of the Verbier Festival, for their precious support. For complete donor listings, see the 2019 Official Verbier Festival Programme. Le Verbier Festival souhaite remercier tout spécialement ses partenaires philanthropiques, y compris les Amis du Verbier Festival, en 2018-2019, pour leur précieux soutien. Pour la liste complète des donateurs, voir le Programme officiel du Verbier Festival 2019.

PRINCIPAL PHILANTHROPIC PARTNER The Verbier Festival expresses special thanks to Le Verbier Festival exprime tout particulièrement ses remerciements à

Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet1 for her extraordinary support pour son soutien extraordinaire

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE The Chairman’s Circle is a group of valued supporters who are passionate about the Verbier Festival’s mission of building a community of exchange between great masters and young artists from all around the world. Its members make an annual contribution of 100,000 Swiss francs for a minimum period of three years. Le Chairman’s Circle est un groupe de précieux mécènes qui se passionnent pour la mission du Verbier Festival qui est de construire une communauté d’échange entre les grands maîtres et les jeunes artistes du monde entier. Ses membres versent une contribution annuelle de 100’000 francs suisses pour une période minimale de trois ans.

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²  Donations made directly to The Verbier Festival Foundation  Donations faites à la Fondation du Verbier Festival ³  Donations made directly to the Foundation and to The Friends of the Verbier Festival  Donations faites à la Fondation et aux Amis du Verbier Festival   111


CHF 200’000.- and more et plus PATRONS GRANDS MÉCÈNES Yves Paternot Legacy Fund2 Anonymous2

CHF 100’000.- and more et plus PATRONS GRANDS MÉCÈNES 2

Fondation si bémol2 Susanne & Bruno Klohe3 Porter Foundation of Switzerland Caroline & François Reyl1 Viktor Vekselberg1 Anonymous (2)2 Anonymous1

CHF 50’000.- and more et plus PATRONS GRANDS MÉCÈNES Fondation Coromandel2 Alexis Gregory2 Eduard Wulfson2 Fondation Ystale2 Anonymous2 au nom d’IDAGIO GmbH Anonymous2

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CHF 20’000.- and more et plus PATRON FRIENDS AMIS MÉCÈNES Maria & Anders Bergendahl, Heineman Foundation Antoinette de Montferrand, Fondation François de Hatvany Françoise & Guy Demole3 Dietmar Müller Elmau, Schloss Elmau Ernst Gohner Stiftung2 Federica & Patrice Feron Marie-Claude & Charles Firmenich2 Fondation de la Caisse d’Épargne et de Prévoyance de Lausanne2 Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation2

Georg Waechter Memorial Foundation International Music & Art Foundation2 Christina & Pierre de Labouchère Béatrice Mermod-Hentsch Monsieur & Madame Pâris Mouratoglou Chrystèle & Julien Schoenlaub Nadia Moretto-Sela & David Sela Fondation Vareille² / Hélène & Pierre Vareille3 Société Gustav Mahler de Genève² You and I Foundation2 Anonymous2

CHF 10’000.- and more et plus BENEFACTOR FRIENDS AMIS BIENFAITEURS Bermet Akaeva Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala2 Bjäringer Charitable Foundation Barbara & Hans Bölsterli Peter Brabeck-Letmathe Catherine & Thierry de Marignac Astrid & Patrick de Preux Sylviane & Frank Destribats Ute & Maarten Esser Catherine & Thierry Fauchier-Magnan Christina & Antoine Firmenich Isabelle & Jacques Gay Catherine & Bernard Haccius Suzie & Bruce Kovner Jonathan Leitersdorf

Delia Mamon Ljuba Manz-Lurje, Manz Privacy Hotels Switzerland3 Mireille-Louise & Louis Morand, Louis Morand & Cie SA Alain Nicod Penelope & Aldo Osti Lila Palffy Louise Paternot Dawn Sarasin Béatrice & Christian Schlumberger Silk Road Group Giovanna & Giuseppe Spadafora Anna Barry & Ingrid Sutej Sophie & Daniel Thierry

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SPECIAL THANKS REMERCIEMENTS PARTICULIERS HOUSING LOGEMENT The following individuals and companies generously provide accommodation to Academy musicians. Les personnes et entreprises suivantes mettent généreusement un logement à disposition des musiciens de l’Academy. Martine Beroul-Azoulay Reinier & Marieke Brakema Florence & Jean-Renaud Brugerolle Bruchez Gaillard SA Eva Bryois Fiona & Ken Costa Jorien & Johannes Crol Nina Cronstedt Anne-Marie & Géry Daeninck Karin & Peter De Kroon-De Kroes Kristine & Christian de Juniac Sybille Duchâteau Jane & Walter Feddersen Catherine & Michel Firmenich Erin & Julius Gainer Elka Gouzer Rosemarie Gredig Marie André Gudefin Cheryl & James R. Jackson Harry Tappan Heher & Jean-Edouard van Praet Audrey Klein Touran & Peter Jan Kroon Isabella Kullmann Sophie de Laguiche Martine Lhoist & Regnier Haegelsteen Agnès Lustigue Delia Mamon Missy & Robert Marquardt Renée & Bertrand Maus Marinette et Jean-Marie Moreels Alain Nicod Claudine & Etienne Olivet Louise Paternot Arièle & Olivier Payot Martine Piaget Markus Porst, Arche de Noé Chantal & Eugène Riethmann Liesbeth & Frank Schreve Angela Scott Florence Stern Mina & Farhad Tavakoli Axelle & Henri Thijssen

Marianne & Anton Van der Lande Shirley & Michiel Van Wulfften Palthe Andrea & William Vanderfelt Jacqueline & Jean-Pierre Weber Anne & Thom Wernink De Pesters Amelia & John Winter

VENUES LIEUX Barnes Verbier Centre culturel du Hameau Centre sportif de Verbier Chalet d’Adrien Cinéma de Verbier Collège de Bagnes Commune de Bagnes La Cordée des Alpes Crock No Name École de la Comba Les Elfes Int. SA Experimental Chalet / Farm Club Le Farinet Hôtel Phénix Téléverbier

AUDITIONS Hinrich Alpers Sabine Frick Gnessins Moscow Special School of Music Abhijit Sengupta, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Livia Sohn Yamaha Artist Services, New York Zurich University of the Arts

AND... ET... English Speaking Church, Verbier Gebr. Bachmann Pianos Milk Bar Hôtel Montpelier Office de tourisme de Verbier Offshore Café Pöllmann Contrabass Pub Montfort


TEAM ÉQUIPE ORCHESTRAS

VOLUNTEERS BÉNÉVOLES

Samuel Goldscheider* Manager VFO & VFCO John Helyar* Artistic Administrator, Orchestras Violeta Barbara Fernández Torres Manager VFO Isabelle Godat-Maurice École Comba Welcome & Coordinator, Orchestras Cantine Sara Illana Arias Manager VFCO Alexandre Lenne Assistant VFJO Charlotte Malherbe Manager VFJO George Morton Librarian VFJO Juliette Ruffier Librarian VFO & VFCO Maxime Van Heghe Assistant Orchestras Umut Vicdan Coordinator, Unlimited Projects & Orchestra Librarian Assistant

Life Coach Johannes Crol Housing (The Friends) Jorien Crol Masterclasses Meiriona Bielawski, Everdina Capré-Zweers, Martine Castier, Anita Colombo Stettler, Kristien De Bièvre, Anne-Marie Dosière, Françoise Franc Eigenmann, Marjolaine Guisan, Nigel Hall, Michal Herzberg, Michelle Howland, Patricia Jellicoe, Ava Jim, Yann Margot, Valérie Meyer, Hanne Mikkelsen, Siân Morgan Hall, Julie Popescu, Lina Skorobogatko, Katrin Van Achter, Amanda Van Kersbergen, Beate Wechsler

SOLOISTS & CHAMBER MUSIC ATELIER LYRIQUE UNLIMITED Caroline Barras Assistant, Unlimited Olga Bashkirov Production Assistant, Academy & Unlimited Isabelle Cottet Manager, Soloist & Chamber Music Programme Anne Fatout Coordinator, School Projects & Playground Tecla Gucci Ludolf Manager, Atelier Lyrique Alexandra Marinescu* Assistant, Academy & Unlimited Camille Salat-Corre Coordinator, Academy Projects & Manager, Surtitles François Vasseur* Manager, Unlimited STAGE MANAGERS Nathalie Berthier & Clément Valade VFO Jean Kervella Academy & Unlimited Laurent Lafosse Head Stage Manager, Orchestras Maximilian Scheuer VFJO Paul Winling VFCO * Permanent staff permanent

IMPRESSUM Writing / Editing Rédaction / Édition Stephen McHolm In collaboration with Avec la collaboration de Camille Salat Corre Stephen McHolm Carole Schaub Armengol Ségolène Roullet-Solignac François Vasseur Design Graphisme c-album : Laurent Ungerer Anna Radecka Marine Huon Raphaël John Printing Impression PCL Presses Centrales SA Fondation du Verbier Festival T +41 (0)21 925 90 60 info@verbierfestival.com verbierfestival.com #verbiergeneration


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Verbier Festival Academy - Summer 2019  

Brochure officielle du programme de l'Academy du Verbier Festival. Official brochure from the Verbier Festival Academy.

Verbier Festival Academy - Summer 2019  

Brochure officielle du programme de l'Academy du Verbier Festival. Official brochure from the Verbier Festival Academy.