Civilised classics in the Alps: Sir András Schiff and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Verbier Festival: Sir András Schiff/VFCO ***

Salle des Combins, 28th July 2016

There cannot be many more spectacular views enjoyed during a concert interval than that from the terrace of the Salle des Combins, the main venue for the Verbier Festival. Mountain peaks kiss the heavens as the sun dips reluctantly behind the Alps. The chattering audience – overwhelmingly well-heeled Swiss patrons of a certain age – enjoys a glass of wine, rubbing shoulders with celebrated musicians who’ve also come to listen. It’s tremendously civilised… just like the performance they’d come to hear, featuring Sir András Schiff, one of the most civilised pianists on the planet.

© Mark Pullinger

© Mark Pullinger

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