SO MANY EVENTS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR FEBRUARY HOLYDAYS IN MONTECARLO!!

by Ilaria Sismondini

 

EVENTS: from the Prince Albert Cars Collection to the OPMC GRANDE SAISON, the festive Valentine’s Day and the Laureus Sport Awards; through the 17th ERA Immobilier Convention to end with the 3rd Monaco International Motor Show, considered to be the most exclusive one!

H.S.H. Prince of Monaco Car Collection: Ferrari and F1 Unique Exhibition

During February until 15th March 2019 – TERRASSES DE FONTVIEILLE – THE CARS COLLECTION OF H.S.H. THE PRINCE OF MONACO – A UNIQUE EXHIBITION OF FERRARI – At the end of the 1950s, the car enthusiast Prince Rainier III began collecting old cars. His collection gradually grew over the years as he acquired more and more models, and the garage at the Prince’s Palace soon emerged as too small to contain this collection of around a hundred stunning streamlined and sporty cars, from majestic body work to gleaming hoods and regal radiator grills! In 1993, Prince Rainier III therefore decided to open his precious collection to the public. Located on the Terrasses de Fontvieille, the exhibition spans 5 000 m2 and is unique in the world, bringing together around a hundred-odd different cars, from a 1903 DE DION BOUTON to the 2013 LOTUS F1 via HISPANO SUIZA, ROLLS ROYCE, LINCOLN, FACEL VEGA, DELAGE, DELAHAYE, PACKARD, HUMBER, NAPIER, FERRARI, MASERATI, LAMBORGHINI, ALFA ROMEO, the LEXUS used for the royal wedding in 2011, and without forgetting the racing cars seen at the Monte Carlo Rally and the Formula 1s from the Monaco Grand Prix. The Car Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco will host a unique exhibition of Ferrari until 15 March 2019. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1947, in Maranello in Italy, the cars with the prancing horse have left their mark on automobile history on road and circuit. Manufacturer of race and sports cars, Ferrari quickly became an automobile benchmark, both technically and aesthetically. At this exhibition, unique, around 50 of competition and sport cars, the most iconic of the brand, which built the Ferrari legend and which millions of fans dream about, will be brought together in the Principality for months. For more information, please consult the Website of the Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco: http://www.mtcc.mcUseful Information – Opening hours: Open 7 days a week, from 10 AM to 5:30 PM (closed 25th of december). How to get there: Coach or car : recommended parking at the “Parking de Fontvieille” ; direct access to the Terrasses de Fontvieille by lift and escalator. Bus n° 5 and 6 – stop to the Centre Commercial Fontvieille – 5 minutes walk from the railway station and 20 minutes walk from Casino Square. For further information: Monaco Top Cars Collection – Phone: +377 92 05 28 56 – Fax: +377 92 05 96 09 — Email: mtcc@mtcc.mc – Admission Cost: Adults: 8 euros – Children (6-16 years old): 4 euros – All price details are available on the following link: http://www.mtcc.mc/fr/billeterie

Entrance to the cars collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco

3rd February 2019 at 6 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – GREAT SEASON SERIES: ON THE PROGRAM: CLAUDE DEBUSSY, EDVARD GRIEG AND IGOR STRAVINSKY. – CONDUCTOR: – PIANO: JEAN-YVES THIBAUDETAs a prelude to the concert, presentation of the works at 5 pm by André Peyregne – Jeux is the last great work of Claude Debussy. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the most flamboyant of the French ambassadors of Classical Music is one of the few artists in France to enjoy international popularity. Each of his appearances carries us to happiness. Kazuki Yamada is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, and has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, starting in the 2018/2019 season.

In Japan he holds further titles of Principal Guest Conductor of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (from January 2019), Permanent Conductor of Japan Philharmonic, Music Director and Chairman of The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo as well as Music Director of Yokohama Sinfonietta, an ensemble he founded whilst still a student. Now resident in Berlin, Yamada was born in Kanagawa, Japan, in 1979. In 2009 he was the winner of the 51st Besancon International Competition for young conductors.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet was born in Lyon, France, where he began his piano studies at age five and made his first public appearance at age seven. At twelve, he entered the Paris Conservatory to study with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel. At age fifteen, he won the Premier Prix du Conservatoire and, three years later, the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York City. For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. He plays a range of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire – from Beethoven through Liszt, Grieg, and Saint-Saëns; to Khachaturian and Gershwin, and to contemporary composers Qigang Chen and James MacMillan.

From the very start of his career, he delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, which he transcribed himself to play on the piano. His profound professional friendships crisscross the globe and have led to spontaneous and fruitful collaborations in film, fashion, and visual art. Among his numerous commendations is the Victoire d’Honneur, a lifetime career achievement award and the highest honour given by France’s Victoires de la Musique. In 2010 the Hollywood Bowl honored Thibaudet for his musical achievements by inducting him into its Hall of Fame. Previously a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Thibaudet was awarded the title Officier by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012.

 

7th February 2019, AT 8:30 PM – PRINCESS GRACE THEATER – “TWELVE ANGRY MEN” BY REGINALD ROSE with (provisionally) Jeoffrey Bourdenet, Antoine Courtray, Philippe Crubézy, Olivier Cruveiller, Adel Djemaï, Christian Drillaud, Claude Guedj, Roch Leibovici, Pierre-Alain Leleu, Francis Lombrail and Pascal Ternisien.  Info Tel +377 93253227 & http://www.tpgmonaco.mc/

14th February 2019 – SALLE EMPIRE OF THE HÔTEL DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO – THE GRAND BALL OF PRINCES AND PRINCESSES – After organising the very successful Monaco Venice Carnival for the last two years, Ms Noble presents The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses: charm, music, art, beauty, magic and royalty will come together for Valentine’s Day, on 14 February, in the magical setting of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Dress code for women: ball gown and a diadem – Dress code for men: military ceremonial uniform – Information and bookings: Noble Monte-Carlo +33 6 07 93 45 75 grandbal@noblemontecarlo.mc www.noblemontecarlo.mc

 

14th February 2019 –  VALENTINE’S DAY – ÔMER RESTAURANT AT THE HÔTEL DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO – CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO – CAFÉ DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO BUDDHA-BAR MONTE-CARLO: ELEGANT DINNERS, GASTRONOMIC CUISINE, CANDLELIGHT DINNERS OR A TOUCH OF EXOTICISM. Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has a dream range of options in store for a romantic, passionate, intimate or festive Valentine’s Day. Choose between a festive atmosphere, an intimate alcove or a highly luxurious table for a dream Valentine’s Day. The prestigious Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer restaurants are full of imagination when it comes to satisfying customers. Discover their gourmet and sophisticated menus to awaken your romantic senses. Admire the incredible view of the sea and Blue Bay gardens while savouring the innovative cuisine of starred chef Marcel Ravin. For an unforgettable candlelight dinner, opt for the romantic setting of the Salle Belle Époque at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo with its special Valentine’s Day menu. Discover the new ÔMER restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo with its menu designed especially by chef Patrick Laine. You can rely on him to lay on an exquisite dinner for you! Other outstanding menus are also available for romantic evenings at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, Café de Paris Monte-Carlo and at the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo. Menu: from €45 per person – To book: ticketoffice@sbm.mc

 

16th & 17th February 2019 – MONACO RUN – 1000-M Series! This lighthouse distance from track and field athletics is being exported in the streets of Monaco on Saturday 16th February – Sunday 17 February a city trail of 10km: for the first time in the Principality, the Monaco run presents a race criss the alleys and the emblematic places of Monaco. An official 5km: for the 2019 edition, the Monegasque Athletics Federation associates the best meeting of the world 2018 at Monaco Run and launches the 5km Herculis! The traditional walk Pink Ribbon Monaco: was created to raise funds and educate the public about the fight against breast cancer while assisting patients individually. These funds are distributed in research and screening centres. Punctuated by unprecedented courses, this sports weekend promises you many surprises!

17 February at 11 am – MONTE-CARLO OPERA – SALLE GARNIER – GRANDE SAISON SERIES – Recital featuring Maxim Vengerov on violin and Roustem Saïtkoulov on piano. The programme features music by Franz Schubert and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart .

18th February 2019 – MONTECARLO SPORTING CLUB – SALLE DES ETOILES – The prestigious Laureus Sports awards will be back to Monaco for the 19th edition. Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual award ceremony honouring individuals and teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by Laureus Sport for Good Foundation founding patrons Daimler and Richemont and supported by its global partners Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen. At the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, Nelson Mandela had declared that, “Sport has the power to change the world”. Since that moment, thanks to the support of its partners, Academy Members and Ambassadors, Laureus Sport for Good now supports over 150 projects in more than 40 countries, helping to change young lives for the better. Each year, one example of this work is recognised, through the prestigious Laureus Sport for Good Award. Sports fans around the world also get to play their part by voting for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year Award, which highlights the power of sport to inspire change and bring people together.

20th & 21st February 2019 – GRIMALDI FORUM – AUDITORIUM CAMILLE BLANC – 17th DISTREE EMEA 2019 – This convention is bringing together distributors and sellers in the technology sector. Now in its 17th year, the DISTREE EMEA concept is based on one clear concept: we invite and bring senior level channel executives together with senior vendor executives to meet and talk business. DISTREE EMEA creates a new, unrivalled opportunity for channel leaders across EMEA to meet with their existing suppliers and prospective vendors.

27th February 2019 3:00 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – OPMC – JEAN-PASCAL BEINTUS – LE PETIT PRINCE – From Le Petit Prince d’Antoine by Saint-Exupéry © Editions Gallimard, 1945 – Young audience concert: bring your children from 4 years of age to this concert of the fabolous Phylarmonic Orchestre of Montecarlo! Philippe Beran, conductorJoan Mompart Storyteller – Anastasia Voltchok, piano

After training as a classical musician Philippe Béran chose a highly unconventional and innovative career path. Born in Geneva in 1962, he studied both science and music simultaneously. He graduated with First Prize in clarinet from the Geneva Conservatoire and was awarded First Prize in conducting at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris. He also obtained a degree in theoretical physics at Geneva University and for ten years taught maths, physics and music to college students. When Philippe Béran (by then married with four children) decided to devote himself exlusively to music and conducting, his privileged relationship with young audiences became one of his specialities. Anastasia Voltchok, piano- “Anastasia Voltchok is a representative of the great Russian pianistic tradition. Her playing is powerful, vigorous and volcanic. Not only does her technique appear to be boundless but it seems that Richter’s spirit is in the hall.” Rocco Zacheo, Le Temps, Geneva

 

28th February – 3rd March– 3rd MONACO SIAM 2019 – PORT HERCULE – QUAI ALBERT 1st – Every citizen or visitor of Monaco will have a chance to visit the most exclusive International motor show- Monaco SIAM 2019. This event is organized by Nicolas Hesse, the chairman and co – founder of Expo Monaco under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. This year, it will be the third edition and even for those who have visited the show in the previous editions, it will be an unforgettable experience. There are thousands of motor shows all around the world, but not many can call themselves ones of the best. Well, Monaco SIAM can and everyone knows it. For 4 days you will be able to see the cars you can barely see on the road. From old veterans to the cars of the future, they know what you want to see. Concept cars, electric cars, hypercars, prestige brands – all that will be there in its full beauty. Visitors’ Informations: February 28, 12:00 – 18:00 – 1st-3rd March, 10:00 – 18:00 – Tickets: from 13€ to 4 days pass 50€ – Free before 10 years of age – By train: Monaco Station Quai Albert 1er stop –No animals admitted – Parkings: Square Gastaud – Quai Antoine Ier – Ostende – La Condamine – Sainte Dévote – https://www.salonautomonaco.com/salon-auto-monaco-siam-billetteriehttps://www.salonautomonaco

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