Verbier Festival: highlights of the 2013 edition
The Verbier Festival 2013 closed over a month ago already, and we thought it was about time to share the best moments of this anniversary edition with you, thanks to the gorgeous pictures taken during the two weeks of concerts!
19 July 2013, Salle des Combins: Charles Dutoit, extatic during the opening concert of the 2013 Verbier Festival. (Programm: Auerbach, Beethoven).
19 July 2013, Salle des Combins: Lera Auerbach greeting the Verbier Festival’s audience for the world premiere of her work In Praise of Peace.
20 July 2013, Salle des Combins: Gábor Takács-Nagy, music director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducts the orchestra with Elisabeth Leonskaja next to him(Program: Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak).
21-22 July 2013, Salle des Combins: It is a parade of young and talented pianists for the complete Beethoven piano concertos. Top to bottom: Louis Schwizgebel, Adam Laloum, David Kadouch, Yevgeny Sudbin and Denis Kozhukhin.
22 July 2013, Salle des Combins: Elisabeth Leonskaja and Charles Dutoit embracing each other at the end of the Beethoven Fantasy for choir, piano and orchestra.
22 July 2013, Verbier Church: The radiant smiles of the two Georgian artists of this 2013 edition, Lisa Batiashvili and Khatia Buniatishvili. (Program: Schubert, Franck).
23 July 2013, Salle des Combins: Lisa Batiashvili in Bach’s Concerto for oboe and violin, which she played for the 21st time on stage with her husband François Leleux.
23 July 2013, Salle des Combins: At only 18, Jan Lisiecki made his debut at the Salle des Combins. Here greeting the audience with Christian Zacharias. (Program: Mozart).
24 July 2013, Verbier Church: le guitariste star Milos Karadaglic gives a recital featuring works by Villa-Lobos, Cardoso, Morel… Fresh air guaranteed!
24 July 2013, Salle des Combins: On stage as well as in life, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth make a united couple. (Program: Beethoven, Kodaly, Mendelssohn).
25 July 2013, Verbier Church: Khatia Buniatishvili’s triumph. (Program: Mussorgsky, Liszt, Chopin, Ravel).
25 July 2013, Salle des Combins: Special concert celebrating the two bicentennaries of the year 2013: those of Verdi and Wagner. The Verbier Festival chose Otello‘s first act to honor the first composer (with Anna Netrebko and Aleksandar Antonenko) and The Valkyrie for the second one (with Bryn Terfel, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Iréne Theorin). Valery Gergiev conducted.
28 July 2013, Verbier Church: A stormy Daniil Trifonov playing a recital. (Program: Scriabin, Liszt, Chopin).
28 July 2013, Salle des Combins: Founder Martin T:son Engstroem and the festival’s most iconic artists celebrating the Verbier Festival’s 20th birthday.
29 July, Verbier Church: Renaud Capuçon and Daniil Trifonov, one of this edition’s most beautiful duets. (Program: Bach, Schubert, Franck).
29 July, Salle des Combins: Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Mahler’s massive Third Symphony. Next to her stands the great Lilli Paasikivi.
30 July, Verbier Church: Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang, gifted children of the festival, paired in a Beethoven, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov program.
30 July, Salle des Combins: Janine Jansen and Leonidas Kavakos, two exceptional violinists in Bach’s double concerto.
31 July, Verbier Church: Janine Jansen and pianist Itamar Golan live from the Verbier Church.
31 July, Salle des Combins: Renaud Capuçon and Yuri Bashmet.
1er August, Verbier Church: Cute hug between Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang!
1er August, Salle des Combins: Following a concert version of Otello, the Verbier Festival scheduled Verdi’s Messa da Requiem conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, champion of the genre.
2 August, Verbier Church: Pierre Colombet, Gabriel Le Magadure, Mathieu Herzog and Raphaël Merlin playing Mendelssohn.
2 August 2013, Salle des Combins: Jamaican jazzman Monty Alexander pays tribute to Claude Nobs.
4 August 2013, Salle des Combins: An unforgettable closing concert featuring Kent Nagano, Janine Jansen and Mikhail Pletnev !