Martigny

Spectacular year-end concert at Martigny

On June 7, nearly 150 violinists from grades 1H-4H (ages five to height) gathered in the gym to perform a magnificent year-end concert for their families. Highly focused and perfectly together, the young musicians played a series of increasingly difficult pieces, accompanied on violin, keyboard, percussion and mandolin by their…...Read more

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Martigny featured in RTS Radio broadcast

  Swiss radio and television network RTS recently profiled our A violin can change the world project in a major radio program. Listen to the podcast here. Journalist and musician Vincent Zanetti shares his enthusiasm for the project through interviews with Hélène Vareille and with Elise Lehec, who teaches violin for…...Read more

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Storytellers: Working hand in hand with the Verbier Festival

For the second year in a row, the Vareille Foundation participated in the Verbier Festival’s Storytellers project, an arts and culture program that introduces children in the Valais schools–including our young violinists in Martigny, now in their fourth year of primary school–to a new world of music through a story…...Read more

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Busy weekend for attendees at Foundation’s first all-school seminar

On March 16-17, we hosted a weekend seminar in Veyrier-du-Lac, France for all of our violin teachers and administrators from the Swiss and French schools participating in our A violin can change the world project. The primary goals of the event were to lay the groundwork for a set of “educational…...Read more

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Valais magazine spotlights “a violin can change the world”

  In its January 25 issue, Valais-based Le Vendredi magazine featured our A violin can change the world project in a major article based on reporting in the Monthey schools....Read more

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