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Young violinists welcome composer Diana Soh to Persan

Under the partnership between the Vareille Foundation and the Fondation Royaumont, composer Diana Soh will be a regular guest at Persan during this academic year. In a series of five visits to classes of seven- and eight-year-olds (Cours élémentaire 1, or CE1), she will compose a variety of pieces with…...Read more

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Inauguration and presentation of violins in Dugny and Vernier

On September 19, we launched A violin can change the world at Colonel Fabien school in Dugny, north of Paris, as project partners and family members gathered for a ceremony illuminated by the setting sun. After a warm welcome from Dugny Mayor André Veyssière and French Education Ministry official Christine…...Read more

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Introductory seminar for new teachers in Val d’Oise

On September 12-13, some 50 teachers and administrators from schools in our A violin can change the world project gathered at the Maison de l’Education in Val d’Oise, near Paris, for a two-day training program organized by the local office of the French Education Ministry. The basic principles and goals of…...Read more

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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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