Dear friends and partners,
2013 has been a successful year for swissnex China. In order to express our sincere thanks for your support, we would like to invite you to join our 2014 Chinese New Year Party on January 16th at JZ Latino Lounge (detail address see below), and celebrate with a selection of fine food and wine. We will also feature a small charity bazaar (with the kindness from WABC, World of Art Brut Culture), and live Jazz performance with a Swiss musician as well as a lucky draw.
18:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 18:40 Welcome speech by Pascal Marmier, Director of swissnex China
18:40 – 18:50 Presentation by WABC
19:00 – 19:45 Live Jazz Performance by Marc Méan, Swiss Jazz Pianist
20:00 – 20:30 Lucky draw
21:00 Official end
The entrance is free, however the number of guests is limited! RSVP (register here) will be closed once the registration is full. Please let us know if you need to cancel beforehand so we can have more space for other friends!
We are looking forward to seeing you at our party, let’s cheers!
Ms. Tu Hu, Communication Officer
Tel 62351889 (ext.137)
Map of the venue
22&23/F via 21F, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, 159 Henan Rd S.
- (Line 10) Yuyuan Garden, Exit 3 0.1 mile(s) W
- (Line 2,10) East Nanjing Road 0.6 mile(s) S
Bio of Marc Méan
Born in 1985 in Switzerland, he began studying classical piano at the Vevey Conservatory at the age of 7. In 2008, he graduated from the Lausanne Conservatory in the Jazz section. From 2008-2010, he studied at the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium of Copenhagen. He participated to the Concours de la Défense de Paris in June 2007 with the group No Square. The same year, he was selected to take part to the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition and won the Friedl Wald Scholarship. In 2009, he formed his own trio with two wonderful young danish musician: Jesper Thorn on bass and Mads Emil Nielsen on drums. He has played in many countries in Europe and currently he is working with several projects such as That Pork? (CH), MATS-UP (CH), Jean Lou Treboux Group (CH), David Meier’s Hunter-Gatherer (CH), Vincent Ruiz FOUR (CH), M³ (NO/FIN/CH), Your Fault (CH)…
More info at http://www.marcmean.com/index.php?page=home_en
WABC – World of Art Brut Culture
WABC is a NGO helping the special needed to develop their artistic potentials as a way to educate and improve their quality of life. By setting up workshops and providing training programs in communities, they offer opportunities for the trainees to display their talents in drawing, music, pottery, etc. Meanwhile, they try to make the general public more responsive to the amazing artistic gifts of the special needed through exhibitions, selling derivatives and other forms, hoping to promote social integration and gradually overcome the prejudices and discriminations against the special needed. Until now, they have cooperation with 20 communities: 11 in Shanghai, 6 in Beijing, 2 in Chengdu and 1 in Hangzhou.
More info at http://www.wabcchina.org/about_us/english