Verbier Festival 2021
The Verbier Festival 2021 has been planned as an event that would welcome no more than 1,000 people seated at any single performance, and which would ensure that only up to two-thirds of each venue’s capacity would be in use to allow physical distancing measures. The Festival’s protection plan also calls for the wearing of masks inside all Festival venues, and outdoors whenever it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres, and encourages handwashing and disinfecting by making available alcoholic gel at Festival sites.
With this latest announcement by the Federal Council, and with these measures already in place, the Verbier Festival 2021 may now move forward under the rules for an ‘event without a Covid certificate requirement’. Verbier Festival visitors will therefore not be required to present a Covid certificate for admission to the many Mainstage, Academy and Unlimited performances. Under this designation by the Federal Council, masks must still be worn inside Festival venues. There is no requirement to wear masks outdoors, although the Federal Office of Public Health continues to recommend that masks be worn where it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres.
The Verbier Festival is an international classical music event that takes place each summer in the mountain town of Verbier, Switzerland. The Festival’s mission is to build a community of exchange between great masters and young artists from all over the world and to be a leader in its field by providing meaningful music education programmes.
Launched in 1994, and now globally renowned, the Festival welcomes audiences with a distinctive and exhilarating blend of events, both large-scale and intimate. Audiences from around the globe come to experience music-making at the highest level in a setting that brings them close to star performers, rising talent and a complete process of learning, rehearsal and performance.
The Festival’s Academy is its respiratory system—a laboratory where future talents are discovered and nurtured. It sets the gold standard for the training of emerging soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, singers and conductors. Each summer, audiences witness these musicians in action at more than 100 masterclasses, rehearsals and performances. The Verbier Festival Orchestra has become a rite of passage for today’s exceptional young orchestral musicians and the Academy’s programmes for soloists, chamber musicians and singers include an impressive list of alumni from over 60 countries who have been engaged by the world’s leading concert presenters since their time in Verbier.