Verbier Festival launches summer music camp for young musicians

Charlotte Smith22nd May 2012
Daniel Harding will lead Verbier's new Festival Music Camp (photo: Nicholas BrodDaniel Harding will lead Verbier's new Festival Music Camp (photo: Nicholas Brodard)

The Verbier Festival celebrates its 20th birthday in 2013 with the launch of an annual three-week learning programme for musicians aged 15 to 17. Led by Swedish Radio Symphony and Mahler Chamber Orchestra principal conductor Daniel Harding, the Verbier Festival Music Camp will bring together 60 talented instrumentalists from around the world to Verbier’s home in the Swiss Alps for private lessons, chamber music and orchestral rehearsals. The young musicians will be mentored by former members of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, who have since gone on to become members of high-ranking international orchestras.

‘I am looking forward to leading this brilliant new project and to work with this new group of young musicians,’ said Harding. ‘I just hope it will be as inspiring for them as it will be for me!’

The new Festival Music Camp will compliment Verbier’s existing Festival Academy and Festival Orchestra education programmes. The 2012 Verbier Festival runs from July 20 to August 5. Applications for the inaugural Music Camp open on October 1, 2012. Click here for details.

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