Monaco Art Gallery celebrates 3rd birthday
L’Entrepot Gallery - one of Monaco’s best-loved and most daring art galleries - put on a world-exclusive music concert to toast its three-year anniversary.
Hundreds of guest attended the Theatre des Varieties last night to enjoy Monaco’s very own musical maestro, pianist Nicolas Horvath. He performed a tribute to legendary composer Philip Glass, supported by world-renowned conductor Avner Soundry and the Ensemble Instrumental de Nice. The concert was followed by a cocktail party held at the gallery.
Nicolas Horvath (third left) and Nice Ensemble take the stage
The evening was a world-first for Glass’s compositions to be played by a pianist other than the American. The programme on the night included Glass’s famous tribute score to the classic 1931 Dracula film.
Speaking after the performance, L’Entrepot Gallery owner Daniel Boeri said:
“A marvelous concert. I am extremely happy. This was a truly spectacular way to celebrate all that our gallery has achieved over the years. This concert was for all our artists, staff and visitors who have made working at the gallery such a special experience.”
L'Entrepot's tribute to the composer Philip Glass (above)
Highlights of Boeri’s three years at L’Entrepot include:
• Bringing Street Art to Monaco with the 2009 exhibition StreetArt.IT
• Promoting little-known fringe artists such as Benjamin Spark
• Summer 2012 exhibition of world-famous installation artist Christo
• Charity auction 55 Riviera Artists
, raising €60,000 for 2010 Haiti disaster
• Annual art competition Open Des Artists
for emerging European artists
The gallery - a favourite venue for Prince Albert of Monaco among others - is set to continue its status as a plucky pioneer within the Monaco art scene. An exhibition of Italian photographer Ferdinando Scianna will run 12 October until 9 November.
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