Villars Music Academy 2024 Edition


Villars Music Academy 2024 Edition

The next edition of the Villars Music Academy is scheduled to take place from the 11th to the 18th of August 2024. The picturesque setting of Villars-sur-Ollon will serve as the backdrop for musicians, culminating in a public concert and the Balik Farm Prize.

2024 Program

Masterclasses and Sessions

2 Individual Masterclasses with guest professors

2 Chamber Orchestra sessions conducted by Kolja Blacher

2 Individual Masterclasses with permanents professors and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

3 Chamber music sessions with a permanent professor and member of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Unique offerings

1 Mountain Walk

4 Physical performance coaching sessions with Sandra Menking

4 Mental performance coaching sessions with Aline Champion

5 Exclusive seminars with renowned special guest


Public Finale of the Balik Farm Prize on 16.8.24 at the Villars Palace Theater

Closing concert on 17.08.24 at the Villars Palace Theater

Special Guests

Kolja Blacher, violin

Nils Mönkemeyer, viola

Gary Hoffman, cello

Permanent Professors of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Luiz Felipe Coelho, violin

Simone Bernardini, violin

Walter Kuessner, viola

Martin Menking, cello

Villars Music Academy Faculty

Aline Champion, violin and coaching


Sandra Menking

Physical Performance Coach

Noriko Sugiyama-Küssner