© Mark Shapiro
The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, which comprises alumni musicians from the Verbier Festival Orchestra was founded in 2005. The Chamber Orchestra is the resident chamber orchestra at the Verbier Festival and perform 6 concerts during the Verbier Fetsival with works from the chamber orchestra repertoire. One of its first big projects was to perform and record Mozart’s Violin Concertos with soloist/conductor Maxim Vengerov. A tour of 22 concerts followed in 2006 through Canada, USA and Europe. The VFCO has toured yearly and holds an annual residency during the Verbier Festival week at Schloss Elmau, Germany. In early spring 2013, the VFCO toured one week in China with the 8 seasons of Piazzolla and Vivaldi lead by Kirill Troussov followed by a tour through Asia with Gabor Takacs-Nagy and soloists Martin Fröst and Joshua Bell. In May 2014, it will tour with David Garrett in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.