Hailed by the Epoch Times as a “singular virtuoso with an exquisitely sensitive playing” Mélanie Genin, is a French harpist currently based in New York. She has recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the Debussy Dances for harp and orchestra as the first prizewinner of the International Shining stars series. An international representative of the French harp school, she is the only harpist finalist of the 2014 prestigious Concert Artist Guild competition of New York and a semifinalist of the 2014 International Young artist competitions. A passionate and dedicated chamber music player, Ms. Genin is also very dedicated to gaining a larger audience for the harp and developing its repertoire. A fervent advocate of new music she has commissioned several pieces, and premiered several works of composers such as Wei-Chieh Lin, Jules Matton and Yuri Boguinia.
President Hollande Announces Creation of $100M Fund for Safeguarding Threatened Global Heritage Sites
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, on the occasion of United Nations General Assembly Week, French President François Hollande delivered a speech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on the importance of protecting and preserving cultural heritage sites.
On Thursday, September 22, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, will give a lecture at Columbia University on The World Today and the Future of France-U.S. Relations.
Director Abbas Fahdel will be presenting his latest film Homeland, Iraq Year Zero, in multiple universities on the East coast of the United States. The film is a 6 hours long documentary feature devided in two parts.
Six French startup teams have been selected to participate in the 2016 New York edition of the French-American Digital Lab.
The Fall Publishing Season in France is marked by the return of most prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Review of Books promotes the upcoming release of four novels translated from French, Lithub spotlights the young writer prodigy Edouard Louis with his sucessful book "The End of Eddy Bellegueule", The success of Festival America in Vincennes.
As part of the à la carte festival, the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago and the American Association of Teachers of French (Chicago – North Illinois Chapter) are organizing a drawing, writing and video contest around the theme "My Favorite French Dish or Pastry".
The French Comics Association is pleased to present the inaugural French Comics Framed, a monthlong festival devoted to highlighting the best work of Francophone comics artists and graphic novelists. The festival comprises an exhibition at The Cooper Union and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.
Join world renowned political cartoonists Jean “Plantu” Plantureaux (Le Monde), Michel “Kichka” (TVMonde, Courrier International) and Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) for a fun, engaging, and provocative reflection of free speech in a democratic society.