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School year 2020-21: Making music on a whole new scale

  We are delighted to announce that A violin can change the world will scale up dramatically in September 2020, as we launch the project in 35 new schools in the French département of Val d’Oise, northwest of Paris. Some 2,000 Moyenne-level students (four- and five-year-olds) in Sarcelles, Garges-lès-Gonesse, Gonesse…...Read more

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Star Wars steals the show at Monthey concert

On June 6, the five- and six-year-olds in our “A violin can change the world” project presented their first year-end concert in Monthey’s magnificent Théâtre du Crochetan. With guidance from their classroom instructors and their violin teachers, Nathalie and Florence, the children gave a first-class performance for the assembled family…...Read more

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Martigny featured in RTS Radio broadcast

  Swiss radio and television network RTS recently profiled our A violin can change the world project in a major radio program. Listen to the podcast here. Journalist and musician Vincent Zanetti shares his enthusiasm for the project through interviews with Hélène Vareille and with Elise Lehec, who teaches violin for…...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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Valais magazine spotlights “a violin can change the world”

  In its January 25 issue, Valais-based Le Vendredi magazine featured our A violin can change the world project in a major article based on reporting in the Monthey schools....Read more

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