Verbier Festival Chamber OrchestraORCHESTER
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Founded in 2005 and considered one of the top chamber orchestras in the world, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra is made up of artists who were formed in the Verbier Festival training programmes and now hold positions in leading international ensembles. The extensive list of orchestras is impressive, and includes, among others, the Vienna, Berlin, and Israel Philharmonics, and the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Concertgebouw, Tonhalle, and London Symphony Orchestras.
The VFCO is the resident chamber orchestra of the Verbier Festival, and the six concerts it performs at each summer’s Festival are led by both its acclaimed Music Director, Gábor Takács-Nagy, as well as other illustrious conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Daniel Harding. It is often joined by soloists András Schiff, Leonidas Kavakos, Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Martha Argerich, Yuja Wang, Daniil Trifonov, and Gautier Capuçon.
As an ambassador of the Verbier Festival, the orchestra’s celebrated tours have brought its electrifying energy to audiences at many of the world’s great concert halls and festivals. Its first recording was in 2006 with the violinist/conductor Maxim Vengerov and was followed by a 22-concert tour in North America and Europe. The orchestra has since then toured regularly throughout the world.
Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Pinchas Zukerman & VFCO
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra – Trifonov: Verbier Festival 2016
Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth and the VFCO – Vivaldi Concerto in B flat major