Verbier Festival Academy

10 July - 1 August 2022: Verbier, Switzerland

Solo masterclasses with Isabel Charisius, Lawrence Power, and Lars Anders Tomter; chamber music masterclasses with Augustin Dumay, Mihaela Martin, Mathieu Herzog, and Gábor Takács-Nagy

Solo and chamber music performances in the Église de Verbier, Abbaye St. Maurice, and the Cinéma de Verbier


Solo repertoire:
Ligeti Solo Sonata mvmts I&II, Hindemith Solo Sonata 11/5 mvmt IV, Walton Concerto

Chamber repertoire:
Dvořák Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 87, Vieuxtemps Elegie, Bowen Fantasia for 4 Violas, Telemann Concerti for 4 Violas (orig. 4 Violins)

Mathilde Milwidsky, violin (Dvořák)
Andrew Byun, cello (Dvořák)
Sae Yoon Chon, piano (Dvořák)
Hunju Sohnn, piano (Vieuxtemps)
Xianhe Ni, viola, Jean Sautereau, viola, Philipp Sussmann, viola (Bowen/Telemann)

A wild paraglider in the air

First-day fondue with Kinga, Cristina, and Jack

Cablecar hang with Irena, Tianyou, Sae Yoon, and Mathilde

One of many beautiful moon sightings

Dvořák squad

View from up the mountain

Don't know what I did to deserve that look

Post-chamber concert group bow (photo: Agnieszka Biolik)

View from the top of the world

Cotton candy clouds

Viola photo (with Lars and Hunju!)

Dvořák in the Église (photo: Agnieszka Biolik)

The view never gets old

Working with Lars (photo: Cristina Cordero)

Getting fresh air during quarantine with Otoha (a.k.a. my Covid Companion)

Verbier valley

Bovine buddies

After the masterclass with Lawrence

Sushi night with Mathilde and Andrew

Hiking back up the freshly-rained-upon mountain

Coffee with a view (and mountains ;)

Relieved post-Dvořák pose

After our masterclass with Gábor Takács-Nagy

Mid-Dvořák stance (photo: Agnieszka Biolik)

Cablecar-ing down the mountain