Altitude International Summer Camps are pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, we will be running the Verbier Festival Music Camp 2015 from the 5th – 26th July 2015.
The Music Camp began in 2013, and is run in conjunction with the Verbier Festival, who provide exceptional musical training to some of the finest young musical talents from across the globe. Potential participants must be aged between 15-17 years old, and audition each year in their chosen instrument, be it violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, timpani or trombone.
The young musicians selected will form the 2015 Verbier Festival Music Camp Orchestra, and perform at various venues as part of the Verbier Festival. The orchestra is led by the British conductor Daniel Harding, and musicians receive exceptional tuition, as well as having the opportunity to perform alongside some of the finest musicians in the world today. They will get to experience the Verbier Festival, meeting the musicians and being able to attend the Verbier Festival concerts in their free time.
The participants will be living in traditional Swiss chalets, and also will have the opportunity to experience Verbier and mountain life during the camp, including mountain hikes, sporting activities such as swimming tennis and golf, days out to nearby areas of local interest. The chalets also provide the perfect location to hang out with new friends, relax in the sun playing badminton or table tennis, or practice instruments either independently or together in the evenings.
Last year the camp was a fantastic success, and staff and campers all had an amazing few weeks, there were definitely more than a few tears saying goodbye at the end! This year the final selection of the musicians will be made at the end of March, and we’re looking forward to meeting them all, showing them the sights and sounds of Verbier, and best of all, seeing them showcase their talents at the Verbier Festival this year.