Since 1998 Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad have taught the Alexander Technique program at the Verbier Festival and Academy, and they have insured that the Technique has gained importance by making it an indispensable part of the Festival and Academy. The Alexander program is open to all attending professional artists, orchestra members and academy students. Participants of the Academy are selected from the best conservatories around the world, who are destined for a professional career in the arts and are given the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned teachers. This past summer besides teaching over 200 lessons for the Academy students and the orchestra members, Jean-Louis and Kristof worked with world acclaimed artists Martha Argerich, Michala Petri and Lars Hannibal to help them deal with the stress and tension experienced in rehearsals and performances.

Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad at the Opera Workshop Class with Academy Director Christian Thompson (bottom center).

The 14th edition of the Verbier Festival & Academy will take place from July 20 to August 5, 2007. We can already reveal the participation of Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lang Lang, Renée Fleming, Evgeny Kissin, Thomas Quasthoff, James Levine, Martha Argerich, the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra and many more…


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