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The Negri Violin Program welcomes young violinists of rare and special talent into an inspiring atmosphere of intense violin learning

The Negri Violin School was founded in Germany in 1996 with the support and generous commitment of Lord Yehudi Menuhin, as Honorary President.
Following Lord Menuhin's path, the Negri Violin Program was launched in summer 2016 in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Yehudi Menuhin

An academic music education is very important for a young artist that aspires to develop a professional career in music. There are many institutions like Conservatories, Musikhochschulen and also Musikschulen for the younger ones, that offer this all around Europe. However, very often, the amount of different subjects students need to study takes them time away from focusing on their main instrument.

We aim to offer an intensive violin program for those young players who wish to concentrate their efforts in reaching a very high violinistic standard developing their gift and talent to their full potential.

Miguel Negri Violin Class Recording

A Tribute to Lord Menuhin

This CD was recorded in Germany by some of the students of Miguel Negri. They play pieces from Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Paganini, Ysaye and Waxman.

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John F. Kennedy International School & Boarding

For our international students between the ages of 4-14, we offer the possibility to continue their regular studies at the prestigious John F. Kennedy International School, located just a few meters away of the church of Saanen, where Lord Menuhin started his famous Music Festival.

The JFK, with its boarding facilities, offers a unique family-oriented environment, where all students are motivated to fully develop their talents and skills.

Boarding facilities are offered to students aged 6 and above. A happy, friendly and rewarding residential experience in a cosy, home-like environment.


We will be delighted to listen to your child at any time through the year. If you are from abroad and it is not easy for you to travel to Switzerland, you might also send us a video recording of your kid's playing. During the upcoming months, auditions for pre-selection will be held in Gstaad. We are not just looking for talented kids, but also for flexible, fast learning and hard working students.

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Music is a therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient.

Lord Yehudi Menuhin

A dream is unrehearsed

Lord Yehudi Menuhin

Music creates order out of chaos.

Lord Yehudi Menuhin

Our Office

Grand Rue 27
1660 Château-d'Œx, Switzerland
Chilchgasse 2
3792 Saanen/Gstaad, Switzerland
Phone: +41 26 9240188
Mobile: +41 79 5521060

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