“Verbier is the ideal place between nature and culture”
Martin T:son Engstroem Founder & Director
The Verbier Festival is an international classical music event that takes place each summer in the mountain town of Verbier, Switzerland. Launched in 1994 and now globally renowned, the Festival welcomes audiences with a distinctive and exhilarating blend of events, both large-scale and intimate.
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.
It attracts audiences from Switzerland and around the globe. They come to experience music-making at the highest level, in a diversity of forms, and in a setting that brings them close to star performers, rising talent and the entire process of learning, rehearsal and performance.
The Verbier Festival’s Mainstage programme presents today’s greatest classical musicians at concerts in the Salle des Combins and the Église de Verbier.
Its Academy – one of the musical world’s most admired educational initiatives – nurtures a wealth of rising talent through training, mentoring and public performance.
Meanwhile a complementary event programme, Unlimited, presents tempting – and readily accessible – opportunities for a broad public to make voyages of musical discovery.
Over its two-week period, the Festival also stages talks and discussions and over the course of the year it runs a music education programme, Storytellers, in schools in the Valais region of Switzerland.
The Festival’s global reach is extended through traditional and online media, notably a long-standing relationship with the online broadcaster medici.tv.