We return to the Verbier Festival after a painful year of absence. Last year, the Neva Foundation should have celebrated 10 years of partnership with the festival, four of which as principal sponsor! A long-lasting, mutually enriching relationship based on shared values, which has enabled us to encourage in particular training programmes dedicated to young musicians.
This partnership has also given rise to special projects, such as the chess initiation days and tournaments that have brought together festival-goers and grand maestros several years in a row, to play against Vladimir Kramnik, former world champion.
This year, our support will once again enable young Russian musicians to participate in the Verbier Festival Academy and Junior Orchestra, and we are delighted to support two superb evenings with Valery Gergiev and Nikolai Lugansky.