French Pianist to give a free piano concert on February 13 at Paco Park

French Pianist Marie Vermeulin will be holding a piano recital in Manila this coming 13th of February 2012. The recital will begin around 7:30 pm at Paco Park. Admission is free. This is the launch event of Francophile 2012.

To know more about Marie Vermeulin you can visit her website marievermulin.com.

What: Free Valentine piano concert with Marie Vermeulin, featuring Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen
When: Monday, February 13, 2012, 7:30pm
Where: Paco Park, General Luna St., Paco, Manila
Note: Admission to the concert is free. For RSVP please call Sabrina Durand, AFM Cultural Coordinator, at 895-7585, 895-7441, text 0917 892 89 68, email sabrina@alliance.ph, or visit www.alliance.ph, 209 Nicanor Garcia St, Bel-Air II, Makati City. You may also contact Astrid Renoux, French Embassy Cultural Attachée, at 857 69 35, email astrid.renoux@diplomatie.gouv.fr or visit www.ambafrance-ph.org.

Here is a video of Marie Vermeulin taken in 2009 -

PR Vermeulin Final

Press Release from the French Embassy:

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and of the 150th anniversary of French Composer Claude Debussy, the Alliance Française de Manille, the Embassy of France to the Philippines and Rustan’s, in cooperation with the National Park Development Committee and the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts, are proud to present Marie Vermeulin: Piano recital featuring Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen, a concert introducing the internationally renowned French pianist Marie Vermeulin to Manila.

Born in 1983, Marie Vermeulin trained under the pianist Jacqueline Dussol in Paris for six years. In 1999, she was admitted to Marie-Paule Siruguet’s class at the Conservatoire National de Région in Boulogne-Billancourt. By 2001, she obtained her music degree with a first prize for piano by the unanimous vote of the jury. Marie Veurmeulin is today one of the best young French solo pianists and performs regularly in France and abroad (Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Germany, Asia). Marie Vermeulin is extremely talented. In spite of her young age, her genuine pianistic artistry reveals originality and a very attractive and creative personality.

Marie Vermeulin’s performances in concert will equally captivate international audiences and her musical peers all over the world. She is endowed with all the talent required to become one of the most interesting and sought-after French pianists today. She will be touring in Southeast Asia in February to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Debussy.

Marie Vermeulin: Piano recital featuring Debussy and Messiaen, is a FrancoPhil event organized by the Alliance Française de Manille, the Embassy of France to the Philippines and Rustan’s, with the support of the National Park Development Committee, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts, BPI, Pernod Ricard, Qatar Airways, Ros Music Center and Institut Français.

Admission to the concert is free. For RSVP please call Sabrina Durand, AFM Cultural Coordinator, at 895-7585, 895-7441, text 0917 892 89 68, email sabrina@alliance.ph, or visit www.alliance.ph, 209 Nicanor Garcia St, Bel-Air II, Makati City. You may also contact Astrid Renoux, French Embassy Cultural Attachée, at 857 69 35, email astrid.renoux@diplomatie.gouv.fr or visit www.ambafrance-ph.org.

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