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Set in the breathtaking Swiss mountain resort, the Verbier Festival attracted some of the biggest names in music. See all the pictures for the two week musical feast
British operatic bassist Willard White performs at the Verbier Festival.
Young Russian prodigy Daniil Trifonov made his Verbier Festival debut this year.
Swedish Torleif Thedéen cellist.
Russian violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky leads the orchestra the Verbier Festival.
Pianist Julien Quentin played two performances that included music by Bach and Mozart.
Le Quatuor Ebène played pieces by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Schubert.
One of the leading international basses of his generation, René Pape was accompanied by the Verbier Festival Orchestra lead by Manfred Honeck.
American violinist Pamela Frank performed with the "poet of the violin," Joshua Bell.
Violinist Nemanja Radulovic played pieces by Kreisler, Mozart, Bach, Enesco, Rave accompanied by Julien Quentin on piano.
Benin-born singer Angelique Kidjo set the Combins' stage on fire with her hits Agolo, We We, Adouma, Wombo Lombo, Afirika ou Batonga, music inspired by zouk, pop and jazz musics, gospels.
French conductor Minkowski Marc at the Verbier Festival.
Double bassist Leigh Mesh shared a stage with many other great names for a performance of the moving Theresienstadt.
Paul McCreesh conducted the Verbier Festival Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.
Cellist Mischa Maisky performed across four days playing works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvořák.
Nikolai Lugansky played with violinist Leonidas Kavakos performing chamber duets from the 20th century including Janáček, Stravinsky, Respighi, as well as the first sonata for violin and cello by the Romantic composer Johannes Brahms.
Pianist Jan Lisiecki performed works by Chopin and Bach.
Leonidas Kavakos performing with Nikolai Lugansk.
Joshua Bell performed with Pamela Frank, Lawrence Power, Steven Isserlis (on cello) and, on piano, Dénes Várjon. They played pieces Dvořák and Janáček.
Itamar Zorman joined Leonidas Kavakos and Nikolai Lugansk.
The Verbier Festival was founded by Swedish expatriate Martin T. Son Engström in 1994.
Baritone Joshua Hopkin in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.
Conductor Manfred Honeck leading the Verbier Festival Orchestra.
Twenty-five year old violinist Giovanni Guzzo is rapidly rising as one of the leading performers of his generation. He played two dates, the first with Martin Fröst on clarinet and Julien Quentin on piano.
Gautier Capuçon on the cello.
Russian violinist and conductor. Dmitry Sitkovetsky.
Ray Chen performed works byMozart, Brahms, Ysaye, Saint-Saens with pianist Julien Quentin.
Young New Yorker David Aaron Carpenter at the Verbier Festival.
Cellist Gautier Capuçon and his brother violinist Renaud Capucon performed with the Verbier Festival Orchestra conduced by Charles Dutoit.
Renaud and Gautier Capucon performed works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and von Weber.
Viola player Yuri Bashmet played two dates accompanied the second time by pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and the Moscow Soloists.
Martha Argerich appeared with the Verbier Festival Orchestra.
Antoine Tamestit performed Brahms with the Kuss Quartet and Torleif Thedéen.