2nd edition of Combins Music Camp will take place from

7 to 15 July 2021

The Combins Music Course is an intensive music camp for 8 to 15 years oldsLocated in an idyllic location in the Val de Bagnes, under the Mauvoisin Dam, students will have access to private instrument and ensemble music classes.  

Outdoor activities such as hiking, visiting the Mauvoisin Dam, canyoning with No Limits Canyoning in Salvan, visiting a cheese factory and a chocolate factory will be offered in perfect harmony with the musical activities.Students will reconnect with nature, flora and fauna and the music they will be the craftsman to link it all together. 

The course is offered to young bassists, cellists, violists and violinists. Young musicians need to be fluid with note reading.A pianist will be on hand to accompany the students during classes and concerts. 

The price of the camp is CHF 900, including courses, activities, accommodation and food.

Hygiene measures:

Hygiene measures following the recent events related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be respected in all respects according to the guidelines of the OFSP and the Federal Council. 

Accomodation

Students are housed in the dormitories of the Grande Dixence building in Fionnay. Practice studios are available for students.

Food

Lunches are provided by the Lourtier Glariers Farm.
Dinners and dinners are provided by La Petite Auberge de Versegères.

Teachers

Justin Lamy

Violin Teacher

Director of the internship and Combins Music Academy

Justin Lamy, born in 1990, has been studying the violin since the age of five. At the age of eight, he was accepted to the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau in Canada, in the class of Brian Boychuk. In 2000, he studied with Calvin Sieb, former solo violin of the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal and the Capitole de Toulouse. From 2003, he continued his violin studies privately with Denise Lupien, then solo violin of the Orchester Métropolitain du Grand Montréal. In 2013, Justin Lamy obtained his Masters in violin performance at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne with Gyula Stuller, solo violin of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. He also obtained a Master in violin pedagogy at the Bern University of the Arts with violinist Bartholomiej Niziol, solo violin of the Tonhalle in Zurich. He concluded his studies at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano with the Italian violinist Massimo Quarta to in 2018.

The young violinist has won several awards at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Ottawa and the Canadian Music Competition. He received the Most Promising Artist award at the National Arts Center Orchestra Competition in Ottawa. He has notably performed as a soloist with the National Arts Center Orchestra conducted by Pinchas Zukerman, the Lucerne Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Sebastian Hamann and other Canadian and Swiss orchestras among others.

Justin Lamy has also participated in several festivals including the Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary and Shanghai, the Young Artist Program directed by Pinchas Zukerman, the Académie du Festival de musique du Domaine Forget and the Orford Arts Center in Quebec, the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra in Germany and the Salzburg Mozarteum. Justin Lamy has also participated in masterclasses given by Régis Pasquier, Ivry Gitlis, Pavel Vernikov, Pierre Amoyal, Igor Oistrakh, Martin Chalifour and Kristof Barati, among others. He recently founded the Combins Music Academy based in Verbier, Switzerland, where he is a violin teacher and director.

Between 2011 and 2019, Justin Lamy played on an Antonio Stradivarius “ex-Tom Jenkins” violin from 1667, a loan from Canimex inc. from Drummondville, Quebec, Canada.

Rosa Welker

Viola Teacher

Co-director

Passionated since childhood by music, Rosa Welker began playing the violin at the age of eight with Claude Marguerat. After obtaining her certificate, she perfected herself with the viola she had discovered at the French-speaking Swiss Youth Orchestra. She studied with Christine Saerensen in Lausanne, Asdis Valdimarsdottir and Mikhail Zemtsov in the Netherlands, as well as with Wendy Enderle-Champney in Zurich. She had the chance to participate in Masterclasses given by Robert Zimansky, Christophe Quatremer, Garth Knox, Barbara Westphal, Nobuko Imai. Inspired by these exceptional chamber musicians and musicians, she performs occasionally in orchestra and chamber music. Rosa enjoys transmitting her passion for music by giving classes and concerts. Teaching has become her passion, which she has been practicing for several years through rhythm, music and orchestra in classes, as well as in private by giving violin and viola lessons.

Sebastien

Sébastien Breguet

Cello Teacher

Born in 1984, Sébastien Breguet began playing the cello at the age of 6, studying with Pierre-Bernard Sudan, then Simon Zeller at the Freiburg Conservatory. In 2005, he obtained his diploma of teaching from Philippe Mermoud and three years later his Diploma in concert with “the congratulations of the jury” in Patrick Demenga’s class at the Lausanne High School of Music. He then perfected himself with cellist Guido Schiefen during a year of intensive classes and parallel to Paris with the Wanderer Trio. Winner of the “Pierre and Renée Glasson” prize, he has taken numerous master classes throughout Europe with musicians such as Gyula Stuller, Gabor Takacs, the Fine Art Quartet and Alban Berg Quartet.

He is a member of the Ganymede Trio with which he has had the opportunity to perform at many events such as the Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden, the Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival, the Debussy-Albeniz Festival in Recife, the musical gardens of Cernier, on radio on “France Musique” and “DRS2” or even across the Atlantic during a tour. The trio also won several competitions such as the Orpheus Swiss Chamber Music Competition, the Swiss Young Musical Competition “Géraldine Whittaker Prize” or the ESTA Foundation Prize at the Lyceum Club International Chamber Music Competition in Lausanne. Sébastien has been a co-solo cello with the Fribourg Chamber Orchestra since 2009.

As a teacher he taught for 10 years at the Giffers School of Music and regularly gives master classes for young musicians. Sébastien Breguet is also a composer and currently has a dozen works to his credit. In 2009 he created a CD containing his compositions with the ensemble “Quai d’Oz”. In 2011 he studied composition at the Bern High School of Arts in Xavier Dayer’s class.

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