Verbier Festival Academy 2024

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Verbier Festival Academy 2024

July 14 - August 5

The Verbier Festival Academy 2024 searches the world for the most promising pianists, violinists, violists, cellists and chamber music ensembles of trios and quartets to become students of its Soloists & Ensembles Programme.

Artist training is at the heart of the Verbier Festival’s DNA. The Festival’s Academy and Orchestra Programmes have been a career launchpad for many of today’s most sought-after soloists, chamber ensembles, singers, orchestral players and conductors.

Four to eight from each solo discipline and up to two ensembles are selected for three weeks of mentorship and coaching by a faculty that is second to none. Up to three Junior Students, aged 13 to 15, may also be invited to soak up the Festival experience with the aim of inspiring them to apply for full Academy positions in the future. The study and performance of chamber music is fundamental at Verbier. Soloists take part in chamber music masterclasses in addition to those in their respective solo disciplines.


Applications open: 10 October 2023
Application deadline: 18 January 2024
Fee: USD 100 (USD 50 for Junior Students)


Soloist applicants must be pianist, violinists, violists or cellists aged 16 to 26 on 1 July 2024. Candidates who are aged 13 to 15 on 1 July 2024 must apply to the Soloists Programme for Junior Students. Applications will not be accepted from students that are younger than 13.

Pre-formed trios and quartets may apply to the Academy’s Soloists & Ensembles Programme. The average age of the ensemble’s players must be between 22 and 30 on 1 July 2024.

Musicians may take part in the Verbier Festival Academy’s Soloists & Ensembles Programme only twice and must re-apply to be considered for a second year of participation. The Academy recommends that musicians do not attend in consecutive years to allow for time for musical and personal growth.


Successful candidates are required to sign an agreement with the Fondation du Verbier Festival, thereby committing to the entire Verbier Festival Academy Soloists & Ensembles Programme summer session from 14 July to 5 August 2024 and accepting all rules of the Academy.

Junior Students may attend for a shorter period upon mutual agreement with the Academy with the Academy.


Applications to the Academy’s Soloists and Ensembles Programme are submitted through the getAcceptd on-line platform. Google Chrome is recommended as browser for use with the platform:

The language of application documentation is English.

Application Deadline: 18 January 2024


July 14
August 5
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Fondation du Verbier Festival
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