medici.tv, 10 years at the Verbier Festival!
medici.tv celebrates 10 years of partnership with the Verbier Festival and broadcasts almost 30 concerts live from the Swiss Alps station! Dive into one of the world’s leading classical music festivals, gathering the greatest conductors and legendary soloists alongside the next generation of extraordinary talent.
To celebrate this anniversary and prolong with you this exciting adventure started 10 years ago, we exceptionally offer you a behind-the-scenes look at four rehearsals, to meet the artists and share the intimacy of their work. The program will also include a nice surprise with an exceptional evening on July 27!
Among the highlights of this 23rd edition, the opening concert with Kyung Wha Chung alongside Charles Dutoit; two opera nights with Kate Aldrich in Bizet’s Carmen and Bryn Terfel in Verdi’s Falstaff; pianists Daniil Trifonov, Yuja Wang, András Schiff, Behzod Abduraimov and the revelations from the last Tchaikovsky Competition George Li and Lukas Geniušas; and legendary conductors, Michael Tilson Thomas, Paavo Järvi, Emmanuel Krivine or Iván Fischer.
When in 2007, Martin T:son Engstroem suggested that we broadcast almost all the festival’s concerts, medici.tv wasn’t created yet and unusual words such as “streaming” or “webcast” were unknown to the public… But one such opportunity couldn’t be missed! So, we launched a first version of the website within a few months and we went to the festival and the artists with this tremendous gamble (and a great stress): sharing their talent around the world thanks to internet! medici.tv was launched and the Verbier Festival was its wonderful patron!
10 festivals after this world premiere the adventure continues and evolves every day. It is such a joy to see that all these unforgettable moments are still vivid, archived with love and broadcast in VOD, TV, DVD… 244 concerts webcast, over 10 million videos seen in 180 countries, hundreds of interviews and backstage reportages: this is the fantastic inheritance we are proud to share today with the Verbier Festival, the artists and the audience.
It is thus with great gratitude and motivation for new challenges that we take on this tenth Verbier Festival this summer. Join us on July 22! – Hervé Boissière, Founder and CEO of medici.tv
medici.tv will be particurlaly present this year, and we are very happy to get such a great visibility on this platform. Concerts broadcast is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach a wider and new audience. This collaboration is really important to us and we are glad to pursue and develop it every day. – Martin T:son Engstroem, Founder and Executive Director of Verbier Festival