Martigny

2020, the show must go on – virtually

  After weeks of distance learning, the Swiss and French children in our project were happy to rejoin their teachers and violin instructors before the summer break. To everyone’s disappointment, it was impossible to hold traditional year-end concerts safely, but thanks to technology and the creativity of the teachers, the…...Read more

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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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