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18 December 2014

A Christmas Soirée at L'Escargot in London

On 17 December, the Foundation returned to London's oldest and perhaps most elegant French restaurant, L'Escargot, for a celebratory Christmas Soirée.  The restaurant has newly opened a private club, Upstairs, in which this special event took place.  Hosted by the Inner Circle Club, the Soirée was invitation-only.

10 December 2014

Heather de Haes addresses the Global African Investment Summit

Arts Global is "a foundation empowering emerging artists and advancing social change."

For some years the foundation's first major project influencing social change has been growing behind the scenes. On 20 October, at London's Savoy Hotel, Foundation Director Heather de Haes introduced the project to some 300 delegates at the Global African Investment Summit.

It was presented as an example of Triple Bottom Line investing ("People, Planet, Profit"), a relatively recent phenomenon embraced by investors for whom profit, although essential, is not the only motivation.

The view of Arts Global is that modern investment must be win-win-win: for the investors, for the people impacted by the investment, and for the environment in which the investment is located.

Click on the date above to see Ms de Haes's address.

05 November 2014

Arts Global Musicians Perform at American Australian Association Benefit Dinner

New York-based Arts Global roster artists performed at the annual benefit dinner for the American Australian Association on 5 November at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The exclusive, black tie event honored Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and co-founder of Blackstone, and David Seaton, chairman and CEO of Fluor. 

10 October 2014

Sébastian Jacot, Flute

The successful young Swiss flautist and Arts Global artist Sébastian Jacot updates the Foundation with his recent and upcoming activities. Future projects include a tour in Japan in December playing the CPE Bach D minor Concerto with the Tokyo Ensemble, Saitama Ensemble and Kobe Ensemble, as well as a New Year's Eve Concert in Munich performing with the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

Click on the underlined name to read Mr Jacot's full biography.


08 October 2014

Arts Global Jazz Workshop and Retreat

In August 2014, vocal coach and Arts Global Jazz Consultant Kate Baker (pictured left) and Master Guitarist Vic Juris hosted a week-long Jazz Workshop and Retreat for young musicians in Woodstock, New York. Student singers and instrumentalists received rigorous daily instruction, which involved classes in ear training, harmony, improvisation, voice building and song writing. Highlights of the retreat included nightly concerts featuring students with rhythm section backup, as well as a final performance of music written and arranged by the workshop participants.

Please click the underlined date to view photos as well as read the full description of the workshop.

07 October 2014

Australian Musicians at Christie's London

Arts Global and the Australian Music Foundation (led by Foundation Director Heather de Haes) presented a cultural evening in London on 28 October featuring performances by Australian musicians and a preview of an upcoming art sale.  Entitled Australian Art and Music, this private event was held at the world's premiere auction house, Christie's.

Please click the underlined date to view the event poster, and please visit the Events section for further details including the concert programme.

22 September 2014

Update from Tenor Mark Milhofer

Former Roster Artist with Arts Global and now longtime alum, tenor Mark Milhofer continues his brilliant career with engagements throughout the world.  Currently in South Korea performing Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles, the tenor keeps his fans updated with his newest newsletter.  Please click the underlined date to view.

17 September 2014

Auditions for Arts Global Held in London

The Foundation held auditions on 11 September for coveted places on its illustrious roster of Young Artists. Auditions took place at Wigmore Hall in London, United Kingdom, where many outstanding talents were heard.  Results will be posted shortly.

12 September 2014

Private Event at L'Escargot in London

Arts Global recently participated in a private, invitation-only event at London's oldest French restaurant, L'Escargot, an establishment enjoying a renaissance in its nearly century-old existence.  The exclusive event was held in one of its newly redecorated private rooms, where the Foundation presented a jazz performance.  The evening was hosted by the Inner Circle Club.

01 September 2014

Arts Global Dinner at the Athenaeum

The Foundation recently hosted a private dinner at the Athenaeum Club, a veritable London establishment built in 1824  with the purpose of serving the needs of artistic and intellectual members of society.  Among its many significant members include 52 Nobel Prize recipients.  The private dinner was sponsored by Penfolds Wines -- this Australian wine company will be sponsoring more Arts Global events in the future.

20 August 2014

Third Success at St-Ursanne

After its impressive and unforgettable participation in 2012 and 2013, L'Orchestre International de Genève (L'OIG), the partner orchestra of Arts Global, was invited for the third time to headline at the International Piano Festival in Saint-Ursanne, Switzerland. The concerts given in August were fully sold out in advance, and following the performances, the musicians enjoyed a standing ovation by an enthusiastic audience.

01 July 2014

Arts Global at Chateau Figeac, a Premiere Vineyard in Bordeaux

On 27 June, as part of a private VIP event by exclusive wine fund Carpe Vinum, a full day of vineyard tours, wine tasting and exquisite meals were served to invited guests. Amidst the splendid backdrop of Chateau Figeac at Saint Emilion in the Bordeaux region of France, concerts before and after dinner were performed by Arts Global Foundation laureates Alexandra Conunova violin, Simon Zaoui piano and Danila Ivanov cello. The owners of the private residence at Chateau Figeac generously donated their unforgettable home for the enjoyment of the evening's guests.

Please visit the Events section for further information as well as photos!

13 June 2014

A Birthday Celebration for an Esteemed Board Member

In honor of the 75th birthday of Peter Berger, President of the Balthus Fondation and Board Member of Arts Global, our Foundation presented three brilliant young artists: Alexandra Conunova violin, Romuald Grimbert-Barré violin and Thibault Leutenegger guitar. The violinists presented duets composed by Wieniawski and Bartók, followed by jazz works performed by Mr Leutenegger and Wolfgang Henninger saxophone. The event took place at Grand Chalet Balthus, Rossinière, Switzerland on 21 June.

Warmest birthday wishes to our dear Peter!

10 June 2014

Heather de Haes OAM

Heather de Haes has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as part of the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The award was announced on 9 June by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC.

Heather was cited for her service to performing arts, particularly through facilitating international study and performance opportunities.

For the complete citation, please click on the underlined date above.

02 June 2014

Violinist Makes History!

Foundation Young Artist Eric Silberger violin made history on 23 May by becoming the first violinist to perform inside a volcano.  Mr Silberger played Paganini's 24th Solo Caprice inside the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.

Please click here for further information as well as a short documentary video about this extraordinary feat.

31 May 2014

L'OIG Concert to Honor St Joseph's Church

The partner orchestra of Arts Global, L'Orchestre International de Genève (L'OIG), presented an unforgettable concert on 31 May in celebration of the newly restored stained glass windows (pictured right) at St Joseph's Church in Geneva. The already sold-out concert featured Alexandra Conunova violin and Michail Lifits piano presenting Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin and Piano, as well as Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  The orchestra performed under the baton of Nicolas Chalvin.

Please click the underlined date to view the concert programme.

22 April 2014

Camerata Venia Back in Geneva

Swiss Global (the Swiss branch of Arts Global) supported an orchestral concert presented by Camerata Venia on 28 May 2014 at the Salle Frank-Martin in Geneva. Entitled "Palette Françaises" and conducted by music director Gleb Skvortsov (pictured right), the unique concert featured works by Ravel, Poulenc, and Ibert. Carine Séchaye served as solost.

Please click the underlined date to view the concert programme.

21 April 2014

Konstantin Soukhovetski: Coming up

Russian-born pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, both a Roster Artist as well as co-President of the Russian Friends of Arts Global, will be performing recitals and concerti across the United States as part of an American tour.  Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue will be featured.  The award-winning pianist recently completed a highly successful concert tour throughout South Africa.

Please click the underlined date for a listing of Mr Soukhovetski's upcoming performances.

20 April 2014

Konstantin Soukhovetski: Recent South African Tour

The well-received South African tour by Konstantin Soukhovetski piano featured symphonic collaborations as well as recitals performed at prestigious venues across the nation.  The award-winning Russian pianist presented Mozart's Concerto No. 24 and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue among other works during his month-long tour. Mr Soukhovetski is a Roster Artist as well as co-President of the Russian Friends of Arts Global.

Please click the underlined date to view the concert listing of Mr Soukhovetski's South African tour, as well as to read reviews.

16 March 2014

Pierrot Lunaire in France

The Arts Global Chamber Ensemble (formerly Swiss Global Chamber Ensemble) performed Schoenberg's classic melodrama Pierrot Lunaire at the Théâtre Antéa Antibes in the stunning Riviera town of Antibes, France. The performances were held 14 and 15 March 2014, and featured only Arts Global Young Artists in the ensemble.


31 January 2014

The Arts Global Jazz Quartet of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia

The Arts Global Jazz Quartet of Switzerland performed in Saudi Arabia at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on 30 January, as part of the Winter Enrichment Program (WEP 2014). The versatility of the ensemble was evident in its choice of repertoire; the concert encompassed a diversified voyage into the history of jazz from the 1920s until now. The classic lineup of the jazz quartet featuring saxophone, piano, drums and bass superbly interpretated a number of popular jazz numbers.

Please click the underlined date to view the concert repertoire list.

01 January 2014

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It presents the achievements in Property and Fine Art
of Arts Global's Founder and Director, Heather de Haes.