© Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse, Berne. Rédaction Pio Pellizzari
Studies of violin and musical theory to the academy of Lausanne, diploma in concert in 1925. Collaboration with Georges Enesco. After a short passage to the Orchestra of the French-speaking Switzerland , Desarzens founded a quartet and a trio with his/her Georges brother and gave concerts of chamber music with the Alfred Cortot pianist.
For Radio operator Lausanne, it created in 1941 a unit which gave its first concerts in 1942, the Chamber orchestra of Lausanne. Chief of Musikkollegium de Winterthour since 1950.
Desarzens presented works of Swiss and contemporary composers - in particular Frank Martin, with whom it was dependant of friendship - in Switzerland and abroad, in particular with the World Fair of Brussels in 1958.
P. Hugli, “Interpreters: Victor Desarzens”, in Swiss musical Review
P. Granny and Al, ED., Homage to Victor Desarzens, 1973
J. - M. Pittier, Ein Mann der Musik, 1993