Jean-Efflam Bavouzet returns to Verbier Festival to perform three concerts at Eglise Catholique de Verbier. He collaborates on 24 July with Daniel Hope, Stéphane Logerot, Thomas Hampson, and Horst Maria Merz in a concert titled ‘Berlin 1938’, featuring repertoire chosen from this period. Bavouzet will also perform Dohnányi’s Piano Quartet on 26 July with Alexander Sitkovetsky, Lars Anders Tomter, and Mischa Maisky, and presents an evening solo recital of Haydn, Schumann, Boulez, Ravel, and Prokofiev on 30 July. In addition he will give a number of masterclasses.
Behzod Abduraimov also returns to the Festival with two performances – a solo recital on 19 July which features Liszt’s Piano Sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and a chamber concert on 22 July with violinist Marc Buchkov and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan performing Babadjanian’s Trio for violin, cello and piano, Rachamninov’s Trio élégiaque No.1 and Dvořák’s Piano Trio No.4.
Hannu Lintu makes his debut at the Festival on 25 July, conducting the Festival Orchestra in Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge Op.121 (with baritone Matthias Goerne) and Bruckner’s Symphony No.9 at the Salle des Combins.
Karita Mattila gives a recital of Strauss, Brahms and Duparc with pianist Evgeny Kissin on 29 July.
Golda Schultzdraws the Festival to a close with Mahler Symphony No.2 under Fabio Luisi on 3 August.
All the performances can be watched be live on medici.tv.