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The ‘Festival Printemps des Arts’ 2019 in musical blooming
François-Frédéric Guy conducting the Polish Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra at the opening concert [FPdA MC, 15th March 2019].© Alain Hanel

The ‘Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo’ 2019 and other Monaco news

Arts, sports, gastronomy, charity, peace, politics and social issues are just a few topics discussed this week in Monaco. And in case you missed any of this news we prepared an update.

The ‘Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo’ 2019: a blossom of best musical performances and debates

The ‘Festival Printemps des Arts’ 2019 in musical blooming
Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo Opening concert: Beethoven’s piano concerts (whole musical opus) by the Polish Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra conducted by François-Frédéric Guy FPdA MC, 15thMarch 2019].© Jean-Michel Emportes

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”, used to say Ludwig van Beethoven. Like every early spring, the Principality devotes a whole month to the best soul of classical and modern music through an intriguing series of concerts, author meetings, innovative workshops and conferences held by renowned music specialists. The Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, at its 35th edition, under the presidency of H.R.H. Princess of Hanover, is ready to amaze Monegasque and visitors from the 15th March until the 14th April 2019 within iconic music halls like the Auditorium Rainier III, the Salle Empire at Hôtel de Paris, the Opéra Garnier and the unusual location like the Lycée Hôtelier.

Surprise, Surprise in the Formula 1 Opener in Melbourne

Melbourne Formula 1 Season Opener Chock Full of Surprises
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The first Formula One Grand Prix of the season turned out to spring more surprises than one could have imagined. The first surprise was the relative lack of speed of the Ferraris relative to Mercedes and Red Bull. Ferrari lagged almost 60 seconds behind the leader at the end of the race.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits Monaco and has Dinner with French President

Monaco by Nancy

Chinese president Xi Jinping will be visiting Monaco and Prince Albert at the end of March.  French President Emmanuel Macron will also be visiting the Côte d’Azur on 24 March to have dinner with President Xi Jinping. Specific details concerning the visits have not been released due to security reasons, but some of the Chinese President’s plans are known. For example, President Xi Jinping will be received at the palace by Prince Albert II.

Four Children receive Heart Operations thanks to No Finish Line

No Finish Line funds Heart Operations for Four Children
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Monaco’s charity event No Finish Line raised 432,675 euros back in November and has already put the money to good use through the Children & Future association.  Four children have had medical treatments thanks to the funds raised during the popular sporting event.

Culinary event at Princess Grace Hospital

Culinary event at Princess Grace Hospital
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Today, 710 patients at Princess Grace Hospital enjoyed an amazing dinner concocted by the hospital’s kitchen teams under the leadership of Chef Philippe Joannès, who holds the Meilleur Ouvrier de France title and is Culinary Events Manager for SBM. Chef Joannès was assisted by Cédric Campanella, Pastry Chef at the Sporting venue, and Chef Jean-Laurent Basile from the Thermes de Monte-Carlo’s Hirondelle restaurant.

Georges Marsan Sweeps in as Mayor in No Surprise

Georges Marsan Sweeps in as Mayor in No Surprise
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On Sunday, March 17, Georges Marsan was re-elected Mayor for the fifth time in the Monaco municipal elections which were held at Espace Léo Ferré. He was first elected Mayor in 2003. It was no great surprise and did not need a second ballot. After the counting, it was the re-elected Mayor Georges Marsan himself who proclaimed the results detailed below and listed on the official website of the Monaco City Hall.

Interview: Aleksandr Golovin, halfback for the Monaco football club

Interview: Aleksandr Golovin, halfback for the Monaco football club
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Aleksandr Golovin is a Russian football player. He is a halfback for the Monaco football club and is part of the Russian national team. Alexander arrived on the French Riviera just a few months ago and started his training with the Principality’s team. What is the adaptation process like, how does he get on with his fellow players, how is he mastering the French language – the football player commented on it all in his interview at the press conference.

The positive results for employment statistics in the Principality for 2018

The Employment Statistics for 2018
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For the year 2018, the Department of Health and Social Affairs reports positive results for employment statistics in the Principality.

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot football clubs playing together at the Friendly Football Day

Peace and Sport
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Recently, the Friendly Football Day brought together NeaSalamina Football Club and the Mağusa Türk Gücü Football Club in a symbolic match in Pyla, on the island of Cyprus, to foster dialogue and cooperation between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities through sport.

The open house days at Pavillon Bosio

The College of higher education of Plastic arts – Pavilion Bosio welcomed public on March 16th during its traditional open house days. It was an occasion to meet teachers and students, to find out about trainings and admission requirements, as well as about the examinations and integration into ongoing studies, but also to discover drawings, installations or else the collaborative projects.

Monaco took part in the presentation of the French-speaking world in Venice, Italy

Monaco took a part in presentation of the French-speaking world in Venise, Italy
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Robert Fillon, Ambassador of Monaco in Italy, was invited, to intervene during a multiple-subject symposium, organised by the honorary Consul from France to Venice, Mrs Mary-Christine Jamet, to celebrate and better introduce the French-speaking world in Italy.

Symposium took place at the venetian University Ca’Foscari. Numerous topics were discussed such as the institutional French-speaking world, the place of the education of French language in Italy, recognition of cultural diversity or problems of translation. This working session, which mostly addressed the students of the university, gathered diplomats, writers, translators, teachers and historians.

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