Join Us for Verbier Festival!
Every summer, the dramatic ski resort of Verbier undergoes a transformation as the sun warms the climate and the region’s many talented musicians meet in the resort for a three week festival. Verbier Festival, this year from 18th July to 30th August, is a thriving epicentre of arts, community and culture where locals, international performers and visitors together celebrate the rich creative output of Switzerland in the inspiring landscape of the Alpine town.
Entertainment at Verbier Festival 2014
When Martin T. Son Engström first envisioned Verbier Festival in the early nineties, he imagined the event as an opportunity to inspire musical excellence, allowing musicians to feel the tranquil yet powerful atmosphere of the surrounding landscape.
Over the years, more and more talented musicians have performed at Verbier Festival, including the event’s very own Verbier Festival Orchestra boasting around 100 musicians aged 18 to 29 who in 2014 will be performing dynamic renditions of Ravel, Tchaïkovski and Brahms. Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, which is formed of skilled alumni members of Verbier Festival orchestra founded in 2005, will showcase beautiful pieces by Shchedrin, Mozart and Beethoven. There will also be a number of concerts by quartets, duets and quintets comprised of talented individual musicians.
If you aren’t a classic music fan, head over to Fest’Off for something different. Fest’Off is rooted in classic jazz music, but this year, it is reaching out to explore voice and image through the mediums of vibrant genres such as soul, funk, and folk, with Latin and African influences. This colourful event will feature concerts, street performances, workshops and jam sessions, not to mention brilliant gigs from bands like Sylvain Mayoli and the Bloody Mary Jazz band.
Get involved with Verbier Festival
Verbier festival is by no means simply a spectator event. Amateur musicians each year audition to join the Verbier Festival Summer Camp and perform at Verbier Festival Amateur Chamber Music Week, which nurtures the best of raw talent in the area. Perhaps if you’re a budding musical maestro you’ll be inspired to apply next year! You can also get involved with many workshops, jamming sessions and learn how to do anything from impressive choreographed routines lead by Xylo Focus to contemporary improvisation.
Verbier Festival Discovery offers exciting workshops for children, young people and adults to learn about music, literature, painting and the creative arts. You can attend conferences and talk with the artists themselves to find out what it’s like to be involved in the Verbier music scene, watch pre-concert talks or even sit in with the orchestra to feel the intensity of the music from among the instrumentalists.
If you feel like a bit of escapism, join us at Chalet Apartment Rentals for one of our summer activities like a guided summer walk through the beautiful countryside, where you will be able to learn about the incredible wildlife and geography of our beautiful part of the world. Enjoy a picnic and perhaps a glass of champagne from the mountains as you watch the summer season blossom and hear the music travel across the valley.
Whilst you are enjoying the wonderful sights and sounds of Verbier Festival, there will be plenty of opportunities to taste the delicious flavours of the Swiss alps with official festival caterers L’Olivier, as well as Café Nespresso and stylish restaurants such as La Terrasse du Festival. To combine the stimulation of all the senses, visit the festival’s “Sunday Brunch concerts” from 12:30 onwards on Sundays.
Ultimate Verbier festival luxury accommodation
This amazing festival runs over three weeks, and to experience everything on offer, it is a perfect excuse for a divine holiday in Verbier – as if an excuse was necessary! With so many days full of excitement and wonder, you will need a truly sublime home to retreat to each night. Chalet Apartment Rentals offer luxury Verbier accommodation of the ultimate opulence, complete with spas, comfortable and characteristic yet contemporary interiors, stunning features such as bespoke fireplaces and indulgent outdoor jacuzzis. There is no better way to enjoy Verbier Festival than with a luxury Verbier chalet to go home to.
The annual Verbier Festival is always a fantastic event, and a highlight of the year in Switzerland. We warmly welcome you to join us in enjoying the music, entertainment and surroundings in 2014.