Garges-lès-Gonesse

Garges and Cergy end the year on a high note

On June 25, family members gathered at Espace Lino Ventura in Garges for a year-end concert by the students at Jean Jaurès school. Against a stunning graphic backdrop, the children performed music inspired by the four elements, with guidance from their violin teachers and classroom instructors. Their listeners were charmed…...Read more

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CNRS researcher chosen to evaluate violin project

The French Education Ministry, with its Evaluation, Forward Planning and Performance unit (DEPP), has chosen researcher Philippe Coulangeon to assess our “A violin can change the world” project. After becoming a professor (agrégé) of social sciences in 1992, Philippe Coulangeon served as a Research Fellow at France’s National Center for Scientific…...Read more

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Busy weekend for attendees at Foundation’s first all-school seminar

On March 16-17, we hosted a weekend seminar in Veyrier-du-Lac, France for all of our violin teachers and administrators from the Swiss and French schools participating in our A violin can change the world project. The primary goals of the event were to lay the groundwork for a set of “educational…...Read more

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Swiss radio network RTS2 interviews Hélène Vareille

On January 17, Swiss radio network RTS2 aired a program entitled L’enfant musicien, l’enfant musical (Child Musician, Musical Child ), featuring an interview with Hélène Vareille on the fundamentals of our A violin can change the world project. Interview with Hélène Vareille (in French) Full show (in French)  ...Read more

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Violin music fills the air at Jean Jaurès elementary in Garges

On September 29, Jean Jaurès preschool in Garges-lès-Gonesse held a festive ceremony to launch our violin program there. Amid bright sun and gusty winds, 134 four- and five-year-olds received their violins in the presence of their parents, their teachers, and our partners—the city of Garges, the French Education Ministry and…...Read more

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