The Verbier Festival is an international music festival that takes place annually for two weeks in late July and early August.
Founded by Martin T. Son Engström in 1994, it has attracted international soloists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Lera Auerbach, Emanuel Ax, Hilary Hahn, Leonidas Kavakos, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Mischa Maisky, Lawrence Power, Thomas Quasthoff, Julian Rachlin, Anoushka Shankar, Bryn Terfel, Daniil Trifonov, Yuja Wang and Julian Lloyd Webber.
The Verbier Festival also nurtures young musicians with its Academy and two orchestras: Verbier Festival Orchestra and Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. In the summer of 2013, Verbier welcomed for the first time sixty talented young musicians aged 15 to 17 as part of the new Verbier Festival Music Camp.
During the 17 days of the festival, a full programme of ticketed events are available in the semi-permanent auditorium, la salle des Combins and other venues around Verbier, including the white church. The public can also enjoy the free activities of the Fest'Off which include jazz concerts, special walks in the environs of Verbier, and other events.
Come and Join The Verbier Music Festival This Summer
The Verbier Music Festival is a culturally significant event that has been taking place for two decades. Discover unheard tunes and songs from aspiring and renowned artists that make their way to Verbier from different parts of the world.
The programme for the 21st Verbier Festival, which will take place from 18 July to 3 August 2014, has a strong focus on opera and up and coming musical talent. To see a preview of the highlights please visit: http://www.verbierfestival.com/programme-tickets/2014-preview/
For the full 2014 programme please visit: http://www.verbierfestival.com/programme-tickets/programme/
The box office opens on 10 March 2014.