top of page

Study chamber music with world recognized faculty in the most beautiful glacier village of Switzerland – Saas-Fee. 

Join the Junior Session for daily coaching, master class, preparation for competition and a performance of Grieg’s “Holberg Suite” with your coaches. 


Junior Session
How to apply
2018 Resident Artists

Talis Festival Junior Session is a 1-week intensive chamber music program. Each student is assigned to a chamber group with a coach and a musical work, which will be studied throughout the week. Groups will be taking part of the Talis Festival Junior Competition on July 26th. The winner will have the exclusive opportunity to perform at the Festival’s Opening Evening Concert the following evening. 

July 21, 2019 - arrival

July 22, 2019 – coaching, practicing

July 23, 2019 – coaching, practicing, master class

July 24. 2019 – Day trip to Zermatt

July 25, 2019 – coaching, practicing

July 26, 2019 – coaching, practicing, Talis Festival Junior Competition (TFJS)

July 27, 2019 – dress rehearsal, Certificate Ceremony, winner performance of TFJC and performance of
                         Grieg’s “Holberg Suite” at the Festival Opening Evening Concert

The following Resident Artists will be participating as in 2018 (additional Artists will be communicated at a later stage): Fabio Di Càsola (clarinet), Juan Pechuan Ramirez (oboe), Todor Popstoyanov (horn), Ming-Feng Hsin (violin), Wen Qian (violin), Natsuki Fukasawa (piano),  Carina Walter (harp), Scott Pool (bassoon)

The auditions for the Talis Festival & Academy will be managed through getAcceptd. Please visit our dedicated audition site for more information and to apply for a program. Please note that you will need to create a free account to apply. For impressions of last year's Academy, please visit our facebook page or watch the video at the bottom of the screen. 


If you have any questions regarding the Academy program, please reach out to: 


Scott Pool

Academy Director


bottom of page