The United Nations and partners will bring together humanitarian workers, media innovators, celebrity musicians and influencers on the eve of World Humanitarian Day (WHD) in the name of inspiring the world’s humanity using the power of social media. The event will be punctuated by storytelling and musical performances and place a spotlight on humanitarian crises around the world – with the ultimate goal of galvanizing a greater sense of global citizenship through this year’s groundbreaking #ShareHumanity digital campaign.
The Ensemble Intercontemporain will be on tour in the US from Nov. 3rd until Nov. 16th. The Ensemble is a contemporary music ensemble of 31 soloists, dedicated to the performance and promotion of music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Under the artistic direction of Matthias Pintscher they are united by a shared passion for new music. They accompany composers in the exploration of new musical realms, nourished by inventions (new performance and extended techniques, computer music, etc.) and encounters with other forms of artistic expression such as dance, theatre, video and visual arts.
French-American Piano Society Scholarship Recipient Awarded First Prize at the XVI Dorothy MacKenzie Piano Competition
The French-American Piano Society is delighted to congratulate 17-year old French pianist Marie-Ange Nguci (pictured 3rd from the right) on her extraordinary win at the XVI International Keyboard Institute and Festival's MacKenzie Competition on August 2nd in New York City. A student at the Conservatoire de Paris, Marie-Ange outplayed 35 international candidates and captivated the audience and jury with her artistry, originality, and technical mastery. We are also pleased congratulate Tanguy de Williencourt who placed in the semi-finals of the competition. See full press release here.
Presenting FRANCE ROCKS, Vol. 2 from Bureau Export New York, featuring music from of the most exciting up-and-coming French indie-pop and electro artists beginning to break through in the US. Distributed to over 200 college radio programers across North America, France Rocks, Vol. 2 launched to widespread enthusiasm on July 14, 2015 thanks to support from The Syndicate, SACEM, and Institut Français. France Rocks, Vol. 2 includes tracks from fifteen of the most exciting acts coming out of France today, from international pop superstars making waves with American audiences, like Stromae, Lilly Wood & the Prick, and Christine and the Queens, to underground electro acts like Cotton Claw, Bobmo, and Einleit.
French Trip Hop DJ Wax Tailor has recently announced a tour that will bring him all across North America along with Emancipator Ensemble and Ninja Tune artist Yppah. Performances include an October 17th Performance at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.
Christine and the Queens, who just played to a full audience at New York's The Box on Tuesday evening after announcing her autumn tour in support of Marina and the Diamonds, also appeared this week on Seth Meyers. This appearance marks her American network television debut.
Ibeyi, the French-Cuban twin pop duo who has been mesmerizing audiences across North America since releasing their deut to XL Recordings earlier in the year (including NY performances at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Central Park SummerStage), will return for a fall tour. New York can catch the twins again on October 2nd at Webster Hall.
‘Untold Stories’ is the newest album from pianist Shai Maestro, set to be released August 28, 2015 via Motéma. The trio album features the musicians Shai Maestro on piano, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Ziv Ravitz on drums. He will play release shows in California and New York City.
Since the release of his North American debut album “Racine Carrée,” international superstar Stromae has gone on to sell more than 3.5 million albums, performed for thousands of fans in stadiums across the globe, and for the first time in pop history, will be the first ever French language artist to have headlined the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City this fall, on his North American tour.
A multicultural brass band featuring musicians from Brittany, Algeria, and Morocco, Fanfaraï are set to take the US for their 10th anniversary tour, including dates at the Madison World Music Festival in Wisconsin and at Drom in New York City on September 23rd as part of the New York Gypsy Festival.
Celebrated French cellist Bruno Philippe joins forces with the equally talented French-trained pianist Tanguy de Williencourt for an album entitled 'Brahms and Schumann, Works for cello & piano', released via Evidence Classics and distributed via Harmonia Mundi in September 2015.
Brigitte, the French pop musical duo formed in 2008 by Sylvie Hoarau and Aurélie Saada will be touring North America in September. Their concert tour will include a September 18th show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, among other dates on both coasts and in between.