LE ROSEY CONCERT HALL:
THE FOUNDATION PROUDLY MANAGES ITS FIRST SEASON OF CULTURAL EVENTS
As the Paul & Henri Carnal Hall gets ready to blow out its first birthday candle, we are also coming to the end of our very first cultural season in the Rosey Concert Hall, having hosted six concerts, a play and a number of lectures.
As you know, the Rosey Foundation, with the help of the Rosey team, has taken on the task of managing all events that take place in the Carnal Hall. This means chairing the artistic commission in charge of the programme for the season, finding funds and sponsors, and supervising the few external events that take place in the building.
It is a lot of work, and a lot of fun, mixing many jobs in one. One day I feel I am an artistic agent and I have to deal with the demands of the artists (chocolates and not wine for the maestro because he will take the plane…), the next day, I try and convince watchmakers and bankers to become our partners and host a wonderful evening for their clients alongside a concert, and all the time I stay tuned with what’s happening in the musical and artistic world while answering the many demands of people wanting to come and perform in our beautiful hall.
We can now look back on a highly successful first season when we were lucky to have a great programme that attracted many members of the general public as well as our roséens and their teachers and of course parents and anciens. Our position as a concert hall is a tad tricky, as our primary role is not that of a concert hall: we remain a school, regularly offering concerts and events open to the public. Communication and marketing have to be geared to this, and it is not necessarily easy to make our way in the musical business. The attractiveness of the building, however, as well as the quality of the sound and the acoustics have helped us become an outstanding venue to come and listen to concerts – mostly classical for the moment, but we are broadening our offer.
LE ROSEY CONCERT HALL:
October 2nd 2014
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
The inaugural concert was an emotional event with splendid music-making, illustrating the wonderful acoustics of the hall. Franco Piemontesi regaled the public with a magnificently precise and virtuosic interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1. Maestro Charles Dutoit brought the evening to an extraordinary climax with his emotional interpretation of Tchaikovsky' 5th Symphony. As the final chords of our ground-breaking concert died away, the audience recognized a moving and powerful performance with a prolonged standing ovation.
THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LE ROSEY VOCATIONAL COLLEGE IN BAMAKO
A FOUNDATION PROJECT:
TO EMPOWER YOUTH BY YOUTH ACTION
BY THEODOSIA CATSIAPIS
When Theodosia “Teyya” Catsiapis a young Rosey student in class 2 was made aware of the tragedy endured by women suffering from obstetric fistula she simply had to do something about it. And she did. She took action, started her own fund and awareness raising campaign, T.E.Y.Y.A. and is enabling a number of women to simply have their lives back. Le Rosey Foundation is happy to provide TEYYA with administrative assistance as well as added visibility. We hope this is the first of many new projects initiated by the Rosey students and Le Rosey Steering Committee to which the Foundation can provide assistance.
Here is her message.
Imagine this. You’re fifteen again. It’s another Monday morning in Rosey, first period, double English. But your day suddenly takes on a different turn as your teacher drifts off Shakespeare’s sonnets to enter a much darker, much more shocking topic. As he speaks, your eyes widen and you sit there shocked as he explains the horrors of obstetric fistula.
Who here knows about obstetric fistula? Did you know that more than 2 million women in the world live with untreated obstetric fistula?
Here is a story of a married young girl, no older than fourteen, living in a small village in Ethiopia. She is pregnant and excitedly awaits her child. She is to give birth shortly.
Day 1: The contractions have begun. The pain is a lot worse than she would have imagined, but she keeps pushing all day. Night falls, the baby is still not out.
Day 2: Nothing seems to have changed, the pain only grows.
Day 3: Nothing
Day 4: Nothing
Day 5: Nothing
Day 6: Finally, the baby comes out. It has died. The girl, completely exhausted, collapses onto the floor. She awakes in a small pool of urine. She manages to stand up on her feeble legs and notices the leaking. It never stops.
Her friends have begun to avoid her. She now sleeps in the streets, for her husband couldn’t stand her ghastly smell and kicked her out the house. Ashamed, she hides from the small community and begins to get ostracised. Years go by, she begs in the streets, scavenging for scraps of food and gives up on any chance of a return to a normal life.
Little does she know, there is a hospital that will save her with a simple operation.
Obstetric Fistula is a injury in which a fistula or a hole is created between either the bladder and the vagina, the rectum and the vagina or often both. It is caused by prolonged labour, this occurs mainly when a girl is too young and/or hasn’t had any pre-natal care.
The costs for a surgery, 3 weeks of care in a hospital and rehabilitation are only about $600. Just $600 to give back a normal life to a young woman.
Since I have heard about this condition I have made myself two goals:
First: To have told at least 1000 people about this injury. I think one of the best ways to eradicate the condition is by telling people about it. What shocked me so much, was that very few people know about the atrocity of this condition and how serious it really is.
Second: To have raised funds for the treatment of 100 patients.
Since the start of my campaign, I have already raised funds to treat over 20 women and with your continued support I will will be able to reach my goal.
I thank you in advance for your generosity that will enable young girls to regain their lives.
To turn around the life of a woman suffering from Obstetric Fistula, please make your donation to:
IBAN CH89 0076 7000 T536 3278 8- BCV, Fondation Le Rosey Rubrique TEYYA
ANOTHER FOUNDATION PROJECT:
LE CENTRE SESAME A ROLLE...
ALWAYS IN TOUCH...
SOFIA: "In May 2014 I graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. During my studies I was actively involved as part of the Writing Committee for the architecture, art and design publication DARDO magazine. After graduating I co-founded SCA -Studio for Critical Architecture-, an architecture office and platform through which I am critically involved in contemporary architecture models, and that has started developing a series of architectural projects. At the same time I have started the Masters in Architecture of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where I have been able to further explore and develop my ideas about architecture at an international scale. Hoping everything is going well back at Rosey. I surely miss it!”
CARLOTA: "I started this year at Durham University in the Uk; where I am studying Economics and Chinese and enjoying every second of it! (What isn't there to love about walking past a beautiful cathedral on my way to classes every day?) Thanks to my incredible experience in Gstaad and my now great skiing skills, I led the ski trip this winter for the whole university and was reminded of some great times on the slopes of Schönried. I am also incredibly privileged to have been chosen as one of the few first year students to do a pre-internship Spring Week at Goldman Sachs this April. Since this is the area of work I am interested in pursuing once I graduate, this opportunity is absolutely priceless, and without my many languages and outgoing personality that Le Rosey helped build, I genuinely don't believe I would be traveling to London to work at the most renowned banks in the world for a week! I hope to keep busy over the summer as well, and I am already on the hunt for more internship opportunities I can invest myself in!”
ANNA: "I finished my Master's degree at LSE in Health Economics and started working as a management consultant for the pharmaceutical industry. The transition from student life to working full time has been quite a challenge but I am lucky because I feel I am contributing to improving patients' lives and healthcare worldwide and I am constantly learning and developing new skills. Some of my closest friends from Rosey are going through the same transition as well and it has helped a lot being able to share my experience with them, even if most of them are spread all over the world and we can only meet in person once or twice a year. It is always my honour to share my progression since leaving Rosey.”
MARIA: "I am in my first year of university. After graduating, I decided to pursue my higher education studies in the UK, at the University of Bath, where I am very much enjoying my Politics and International Relations course. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity given to me, as spending two years in Le Rosey has not only made my university experience abroad much easier, but has also broaden my horizons academically as well as culturally, allowing me to make friends and have memories that I’ll hopefully keep forever. Thank you for making this possible!”
NICK: "I recently received my PhD in Urban Planning from Harvard University. My dissertation, entitled Urban Furnace: The Making of a Chinese City, explores the politics of urban transformation and urban-rural relations in contemporary China. Over more than a year in Chongqing, a municipality in southwestern China, I investigated the development and planning of a peri-urban village, working closely with local planners, officials, and residents. In this dissertation, I argued that China’s rapid urbanization over the last three decades should be understood as a political project for the expansion of state power. In August, I will begin teaching at Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies. Yale-NUS is a residential college for undergraduates, reframing the liberal arts to integrate Asian and other global intellectual traditions, with the goal of educating young people for leadership in a complex, interconnected world. Founded in 2013 as collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS is an autonomous college within NUS. In Singapore, I will also be affiliated with the Future Cities Laboratory, a research programme of the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability. Over the next several years, I will be researching urban planning and policy in Shekou, which is just across the border from Hong Kong and was one of the first industrial zones established during China’s post-1978 reform era. Managed by the China Merchants Group, Shekou has been used as a laboratory for testing urban planning and governance practices from the West, including the nation’s only example of urban-scaled electoral democracy. Expanding my work beyond China, I look forward to connecting with Anciens and Anciennes in Asia!”
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LE ROSEY'S SCHOOL FOR LIFE EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Rosey Foundation receives requests from all over the world for the scholarship program, often from the students themselves. When funds are available, scholarships are only granted to those exceptional children whose parents could not otherwise afford the full school fees. Scholarships are not granted on merit only and the yearly renewal of the scholarship will depend on the student’s achievements. The amount of the financial assistance granted will depend on how a family can contribute to the school fees but the parents' contribution is usually of one third of the total school fee plus expenses. One third is financed by Le Rosey and the remaining third through your specific scholarship donations to the Foundation. If you wish to give a gifted student the chance to receive Le Rosey’s school for life exceptional experience for a year please contact .