The 1st edition of the Combins Music Festival went perfectly from July 4 to 12, 2020

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Registrations for concerts

For health reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival is obliged to apply for registration per family/couple present at the concerts. To attend the concerts, please register.

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Festival programme

Sunday, July 5 – 3:00 p.m.
Centre de Fionnay

In case of rain: Church of Sarreyer

Beethoven's 250th birthday
Inaugural concert
Combins Music Festival

Trio for strings op. 9 No. 2 in D major – L. van Beethoven (1778-1826)

Andante quasi allegretto

Justin Lamy – violin
Rosa Wel
ker – viola
Sébastien B
reguet – cello

String Quartet Op.18 No. 4 in C minor – L. van Beethoven (1778-1826)

Allegro ma non tanto


Charlotte Woronkow – violin
Justin La
my – violin
Rosa We
lker – viola
Sébastien B
reguet – cello

Featuring artist: Charlotte Woronkow

Born in 1993 in Germany, of Russian-German origin, Charlotte Woronkow continued her musical studies first at the "Phenix" Music Academy in Dortmund with Alexander Ostrovsky, then from 2012 to 2019 at the Lausanne High School of Music, Site of Zion, in the class of Pavel Vernikov where she obtained a Master of Soloist. 

The young violinist has won several awards at international competitions in Germany, Italy, Poland etc. She is regularly invited as a soloist by prestigious orchestras such as the Dortmund, Bochum and Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestras, the Ural State Orchestra, in venues such as the Tonhalle Dusseldorf, the Konzerthaus Dortmund or the Cologne Philharmonic.

She also enjoys performing as a chamber musician at concerts and festivals, such as the "Sion Festival", the Swiss Chamber Music Academy, the "Crans-Montana Classics" and also with various bands: THE ESPERANZA ENSEMBLE, the Valeik Ensemble and others. 

In 2016 she won an award from the Tibor Varga Academy for her quartet performance and in 2017 the "HES-SO Music and Performing Arts Award". Supported by the Nicati Foundation – of Luze Lausanne, raHN Kulturfonds Zurich and a scholarship holder of Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz, she plays on an Italian violin by Antonio Mariani, Pesaro 1680, on loan from Alexander Ostrovski.

Monday, July 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Hotel Le Splendid

Musical evening "Through the Ages"

The French writing of the 19th and 20th centuries, thanks to the composers Dubois, Debussy and Jolivet, makes the shimmering, mysterious and colourful sounds of this instrumental band shine beautifully. Their music has really given a voice to this ensemble, especially Debussy's unmissable Sonata. To end this concert with a touch of elegance and brio, Joseph Haydn's classical trio, written for flute, cello and piano. The arrangement for flute, viola and harp goes very well with the summer character of the concert.

Terzettino – Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Sonata for flute, viola and harp – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Pastoral. Lento, dolce rubato
Interlude. Tempo di minuetto
Final. Allegro moderato ma risoluto

Petite Suite – André Jolivet (1905-1974)

Trio in D major (arranged for flute, viola and harp) – Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Andantino più tosto allegretto
Vivace assai

Helena Macherel – flute
Lisanne Schick – viola
Tjasha Gafne
r – harp

Guest artists

Helena Macherel is a Swiss flutist. Winner of international competitions (including the Larrieu Competition in France and the Geneva Competition), she is invited to perform in Europe, as well as in the United States. In 2017, the Musikkollegium Winterthur Orchestra hired him on a two-year contract. After studying in Lausanne, Berlin and Paris, she studied at the Juilliard School in New York in 2019.

Lisanne Schick is a young violist from Lausanne and Germany. First a student of violists Tina Strinning and Noémie Bialobroda at the Lausanne Conservatory, she is currently studying in Jean Sulem's viola class at the National Higher Conservatory in Paris. Lisanne completed her studies with classes in writing, piano, dance and chamber music, which she particularly loved.

Tjasha Gafner, born in 1999 in Switzerland, is currently in her first year of Master Soloist in harp at Letizia Belmondo. She has won numerous national and international competitions and regularly performs in recitals around the world. She recorded her first CD in 2018.

Tuesday, July 7 – 8:00 p.m.
Covered with Weevil

Student Concert
Surprise program

Couvert de Charançon


Thursday, July 9 – 8:00 p.m.
Restaurant la Croix-de-Coeu

From Haydn to Debussy

We invite you on a crossing full of colors and lightness in the company of the Arteo quartet. Haydn, father of the string quartet, will open the concert with elegance and emotion, and Debussy will then take us into other universes, fantastic, poetic or dark… A little surprise will finish the concert!

Quartet op.76 No.1 – Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Allegro con spirito
Allegro ma non troppo

String Quartet in G minor – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Animated and very determined
Andantino, softly expressive

Anaïs Soucaille, – violin
Emilie Weib
el – violin
Florane Gruff
el – viola
Quentin S
anchez – cello

Guest Artists: Arteo Quartet

Formed by musicians from the High Schools of Music in Geneva and Lausanne, the Arteo Quartet was born this year and performs regularly in concert in French-speaking Switzerland. In addition to traditional classical concerts, he collaborates with the theatre company Les Arts to develop a show around the string quartet and Russian tales.

Friday, July 10 – 8:00 p.m.
Verbier Village Church

Shared music creates friendship

Nicknamed the "Sextuor of Spring" or "Sextuor of Spring", the String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major Opus 18 is a sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos by Johannes Brahms. It was completed in September 1860 in Ham near Hamburg.

Sextet No.1 op.18, in B flat major – Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Allegro ma non troppo
Andante my moderato
Scherzo as Allegro Molto
Poco allegretto e grazioso

Guest Artists

Ken-Lila Ashanti – guest violin

Ken Lila Ashanti began her career as a violinist in her native Indonesia, where she joined professional orchestras at the age of 17. In 2008, she joined Paris and her musical experiences multiplied: she collaborated with great musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Pierre Amoyal, Gunars Larsens, and Monika Urbaniak. She obtained a Master's degree in performance at the Lausanne High School of Music (HEMU) in 2015, and a Master's degree in Pedagogy with excellent mention at the Hochschule der Konste in Bern in 2017. In parallel to her studies, she won numerous awards, such as the 1st Prize of the International Music Competition Leopold Bellan (Paris) and the 3rd Prize of the International Music Competition of Cortemilia (Italy). Today, her participation in numerous festivals and musical projects, the creation of Svara Duo with her husband and teaching make her an energetic and creative violinist. The last years are marked by the creation of the duo Svara in 2009 and since 2015 she has conducted the Lausanne Student Chamber Orchestra as a konzertmeisterin. Finally in 2019 she founded with Eugene Carmona the Arca Musica School of Music based in Préverenges. She is regularly invited to perform as a soloist and jury of international competitions in Indonesia.

Saya Nagasaki – guest viola

Saya Nagasaki started playing the violin at the age of 8, and studied in Tokyo. She then continued her artistic journey in Switzerland from 2009, at the HEMU in Lausanne and at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana. She is a Violist from 2015, and after making her professional debut with the Bienne Symphony Orchestra, she now plays with the Orchestra of the French-speaking Switzerland.

Jordan Gregoris – guest cello

Jordan Gregoris began playing cello in his native France. After graduating from Clermont-Ferrand, Paris and Lyon, Jordan received a Master's degree in Interpretation from the Royal College of Music in London. Passionate about chamber music, he has played in various bands including the Muse Piano Quintet and the Trio with Piano Loewenberg with which he won international awards, performed abroad (New York, Munich, Paris, London) and recorded. Living in Switzerland since 2013, Jordan joins several ensembles including the Epicea Cello Quartet, the jazz quintet Odayaka and the current music group of Alice Torrent. He participated in many festivals such as the Sion Festival, Lavaux Classic, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Cully Jazz. Jordan, anxious to share and pass on his knowledge, obtained a Master of Education with Xavier Phillips in 2015 and became head of the Ensemble de Violoncelles at the Lausanne High School of Music, site of Zion. At the same time, he has been appointed cello teacher at the Cantonal Conservatory of Zion since 2016.

Saturday, July 11 – 8:00 p.m.
W Verbier Hotel Auditorium

Student Concert
The nex
t generation

Surprise program

Sunday, July 12 – 3:00 p.m.
Brunet cabin

Closing Concert

Surprise program

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Festival programme

day hour Program Place
Sunday, July 5 3:00 p.m. Musical afternoon for Beethoven's 250th anniversary
Inaugural Concert of the Combins Music Festival
Centre de Fionnay

In case of rain:
Church of Sarreyer

Monday, July 6 20 h 00 Musical evening
Through the Ages

Hotel Le Splendide

Tuesday, July 7 20 h 00 Student Concert
Surprise program
Covered with Weevil
Thursday, July 9 20 h 00 From Haydn to Debussy Restaurant La Croix-de-Coeur
Friday, July 10 20 h 00 Shared music creates friendship Verbier Church
Saturday, July 11 20 h 00 Student concert
"The next generation"
W Verbier Hotel Auditorium
Sunday, July 12 3:00 p.m. Surprise program
Closing Concert
Brunet cabin

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