Auditions for Verbier Festival residency programmes are open online until 18 January 2024
Every year, the prestigious international music festival in the Swiss Alpine resort of Verbier opens up a whole range of opportunities for young talented musicians to get actively involved in the festival, to play on the same stage with soloists and conductors of the highest world league or to work under their guidance as mentors. Residency and academic programmes are run under the banner of the Verbier Academy, a key part of the Festival. Participation in a Verbier Academy project represents a unique professional opportunity that can take a musician not just one step, but several leaps further in their artistic development. It is also a unique opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland - the Wallis Alps. If you decide to apply for one of the programs, please take extra care to make a video for the application. All instructions can be found in the links below. If you need more information or would like to inquire about scholarship opportunities, you can email us at email@example.com.
- Verbier Festival Orchestra (VFO) Orchestra in Residence - for students/young professionals aged 18-29. You can apply until 18.1.2024. All application information can be found here.
The Stadler-Trier Music Foundation will donate CZK 1,500 towards the registration fee for ten applicants from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra in Residence (VFJO) - for students aged 15-18. Unfortunately, the festival management has charged a fee for this program for participants. So now successful applicants who are accepted into the VFJO will pay a course fee of CHF 1500. All information on how to apply can be found here.
- Soloists and chamber ensembles - accepted students can work under the guidance of top-notch mentors at the Verbier Festival, including this year Kirill Gerstein, Adrás Schiff, Antoine Tamestit, Pamela Frank, Alisa Weilerstein and many others. (Last year, the great Trio Incendio from the Czech Republic succeeded in Verbier.) Registration information can be found here.
- Singing - in the field of opera singing and song, participants are offered a combination of a masterclass and active involvement in the festival's concert programme. Details can be found here.
- Audio Recording and Creative Project Development are the other disciplines of the Verbier Academy, where quality and talented applicants are accepted from all over the world. If you are interested in this opportunity, you can find information here.
If you are accepted into one of the Verbier Academy's residency programmes and you are a citizen of the Czech Republic or Slovakia, you can apply to us for an exceptional CHF 300 scholarship for your stay in Verbier.