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3 questions for Jean-Charles CURAU Director of Cultural Matters


Prince Pierre Foundation– for October 2009 Issue

1/ What are the objectives of the Prince Pierre Foundation?

The Prince Pierre Foundation’s objectives are to support and promote original works of contemporary literature, music and visual art.

Among the foundation’s various projects, it organises every year:

- A number of arts prizes: the award for Literature, the bursary “la Bourse de la Découverte”, the Children’s Choice, the award for Musical Composition and the International Prize for Contemporary Art.
- An exhibition of works by the artists nominated for the International Prize of Contemporary Art.
- Different conferences
- Lectures and events for the general public (as part of the Marathon de lecture programme at the Louis Notari Library) and school children (Coup de Cœur des Lycéens).

2/ How will the forthcoming awards ceremony proceed?

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the conductor Alexander Briger will open the ceremony with a performance of Seven by Peter Eötvös, the winner of the 2008 award for Musical Composition.

During the ceremony itself, the actor Robin Renucci will read extracts from the works nominated for the Literature prizes.

3/ What cultural events will the foundation be hosting?

I must mention the exhibition for the XLIIIè International prize for Contemporary Art, exhibiting the work of the 2009 winner, Su-Mei Tse. The show will be held at the Salle du quai Antoine Ier from the 14th October to the 15th November.

Also, the Théâtre des Variétés (Variety Theatre) will stage on the 16th and 17th October two performances of Music-Hall, a play written by Lambert Wilson and starring Fanny Ardant.
-Sunday 28th September 2008, Monaco’s Heritage Day honouring science
-The Grimaldi Forum Monaco unveils its programme for the first half of 2009
-The Mediterranean in the spotlight, Quai Antoine I exhibition hall
-Stars from the 60s on display in the Grande Verrière at the Grimaldi Forum
-Three questions for Claire Breuvart-Kreidel, President of the International Cinema and Literature Forum
-Secondary school students are learning the “pitch” technique with the writer Philippe Besson and scriptwriter François Dupeyron.
-Monaco celebrates Akira Kurosawa’s centenary anniversary
-Festival of sacred music at Monaco Cathedral
-A Monegasque artist at the Venice Biennale
-Street art, circus art: Fort Antoine is back in town
-The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra's season
-3 questions to Catherine Alestchenkoff, Grimaldi Forum Director of cultural events
-Three questions to Yakov Kreizberg, Artistic and Musical Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo
-Necklaces in the trees
-An astounding exhibition at Villa Sauber
-The “Splendours of the Romanovs” - a success with visitors
-A stage curtain painted by Picasso on display in the Salle des Arts at the Sporting d’Hiver
-The Bible, humanity heritage
-A rich and varied programme at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco for the second half 2009
-3 questions for Jean-Charles CURAU Director of Cultural Matters
-Su-Mei Tse - International Contemporary Art Price of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation,
-The "Mardis du Cinéma” pay tribute to the beauty of the world
-3 questions for Jean-Louis Grinda, Director of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo
-Three questions to Jean-Christophe Maillot, choreografic director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo
-Monaco Dance Forum – let the party begin!
-Three questions for Marc Monnet, Artistic Director of the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
-The Eccentric 308 GTS of Bertrand Lavier exposed in Villa sauber
-Three questions for Catherine Alestchenkoff, Cultural Events Director at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco
-Three questions for Olivier Vernet, Artistic Director of the International Organ Festival organised by the Cultural Affairs Department
-Villa Paloma has just opened its doors
-Cornucopia - Evening at Museum
-Three questions for Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the New National Museum of Monaco
-Three questions for Jean-Louis Grinda, Director of the Monte Carlo Opera
-3 questions for Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the New Monaco National Museum
-Oceanomania - Exhibition at Villa Paloma and Oceanographic Museum
-Three questions to Jean-Christophe Maillot Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo
-The Principality of Monaco’s Office of Cultural Affairs has just announced the programme for the summer season
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