Verbier Festival

Verbier Festival

Jul 15, 2022Jul 31, 2022
Various venues
Various prices

Verbier Festival is a world-renowned classical music festival that takes place each year in the Swiss mountain town of Verbier. Think of it as your summer music retreat in the mountains

High calibre music at a high altitude

The festival is known for its high calibre of music, which draws audiences from across the globe, from concerts that are large-scale to those that are more intimate. The rich concert programmes each year at Verbier Festival feature orchestral music, chamber music, solo concerts and vocal recitals.

Photo credit: © Lucien Grandjean Verbier Festival concert stage

Not only are some of the world’s most prized and prominent musicians featured at Verbier Festival, but it is also known as a festival that fosters a new generation of musicians. Being part of the Verbier Festival Orchestra is one of the many honours that up-and-coming music professionals aspire to - almost like a rite of passage. 

Besides concerts, there are also artist interviews, lectures and workshops, as well as a programme for kids. There are even open-air concerts and guided hikes up on the mountain pastures at La Chaux! Audiences can attend masterclasses and open rehearsals, to see what happens behind the scenes with rising stars and emerging talents.

Photo credit: © Silvia Laurent Verbier Festival Academy

Verbier Festival was established in 1994 and has consistently attracted world-class musicians, conductors and composers-in-residence ever since. This year sees Gianandrea Noseda, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Mikhail Pletnev, Julien Quentin, Anna Fedorova and many more great artists tackling monumental works of the classical canon.

Getting to Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps

Verbier is a beautiful Alpine village in the Swiss Alps in Canton Valais. During the winter months, it’s a popular ski resort, but during the Verbier Festival in summer, it’s almost unrecognisable from its winter appearance, with its lush green surroundings.

Photo credit: © Lucien Grandjean Verbier Festival outdoors

You can reach it easily by train from many major Swiss cities or airports. If you’re driving, it’s good to keep in mind that it’s around 160 kilometres from Geneva and Bern. It’s also accessible by cable car from Le Châble. During the festival, there’s a free shuttle bus to take festival attendees to the various festival venues in Verbier.

Book your Verbier Festival tickets

Book your Verbier Festival tickets on the Verbier Festival website and plan your visit to one of the most picturesque and high-altitude classical music festivals on earth!

Verbier Festival Mikhail Pletnev

Photo credit: © Lucien Grandjean Verbier Festival Swiss Alps

Thumb photo: © Silvia Laurent, courtesy of Verbier Festival