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In Verbier, the classic has relief


MUSIC - Despite an orchestra placed in quarantine, the festival has managed to surprise by balancing the headliners and emerging talents.

“Self-control must be in Swedish DNA


replies Martin Engström, director of the Verbier Festival, when asked how he has handled stress in recent weeks. Because the nerve, it took some for the one who founded this unique event twenty-eight years ago. Perched at an altitude of 1,500 meters, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Valais festival's backbone is its orchestra, the Verbier Festival Orchestra. It is one of the most successful groups of young people, aged 18 to 28 and supervised by the lecturers of the Met, the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Their artistic director, the inevitable Valery Gergiev, throws them every year with exhilarating challenges, such as these operas by Wagner and Puccini in concert version scheduled for 2021.

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It was there, at the beginning of July, this succession of strings, woodwinds and brass recruited in America, Europe, Russia and Asia to grapple with the profession of orchestra at a high level.

And that's the grain of sand… A young instrumentalist makes a round trip

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