Art/Culture

Jorge Chamine

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Chamine, Jorge 1634357Title: Baritone

Company: Music for Peace

Location: Paris, France

A virtuoso since birth, Jorge Chamine’s veins are filled with blood that runs thick with music. With one his latest endeavors being the Music for Peace organization, Mr. Chamine is internationally-known, having performed at with symphonies and operas at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic among other of the world’s grandest stages. In his current role, he continues to sing and teach music while working as a music ambassador in such places like the Middle East. In addition, he is the president and artistic director of the CIMA Festival in Tuscany, Italy, and pedagogical director of Ateliers “Sons Croises” in Paris, France. Mr. Chamine is the artistic director of the Bougival Festival in France as well.

Mr. Chamine began singing at the age of four and playing piano by five. At 12 years old, he seized a lead soprano role for a Portuguese opera. Several years later at 15, Mr. Chamine won the Prix National de la Jeunesse. His career has also been politically motivated, and since the age of 14, he has made decisions to fight for liberty. While he may have a law degree from the University of Coimbra, he finds his voice is his liberator for justice. He has studied with prominent musicians such as Lola Rodríguez de Aragon, Hans Hotter, Daniel Ferro and Teresa Berganza. In his more than three decades in the spotlight, he has refined his skills in opera, operetta, zarzuela, oratorio, new music and art-song repertory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Edward Joseph Elias

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Title: 1) Executive 2) Priest 3) Owner, Artist

Company: 1) Royal Canadian Legion -Orangeville 2) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3) Elias Art Studios

Location: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Edward Joseph Elias is a professional with many talents, providing services in support of veterans, religious services, as well as running an art studio. His ability to manage his roles as an executive, a priest, a business owner and artist come from his love to follow his passions. As an executive for the Royal Canadian Legion –Orangeville, Mr. Elias organizes all events for veterans. As a priest, he is responsible for providing various services for the church and its members. As the owner of an art studio, Mr. Elias displays, donates and sells artwork.

Mr. Elias became ordained to the office of Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by Michael Morton in 2015. In his position, he blesses the sacrament, manages the administration, provides education for family members, performs baptism and teaches a group within the church. Also known for his ability to resolve conflicts, his professionalism aides the veteran nonprofit organization, the Royal Canadian Legion, in Orangeville. Mr. Elias is a humanitarian and strongly believes honesty and trust are vital for people. As an artist and the owner of Elias Art Studio, he has found a way to bring amazing art into the lives of people in the Orangeville, Ontario area. Offering painting and art classes, commissioned and original fine art, the Elias Art Studio is dedicated to providing customers with beautiful and high quality work. As a testament to Mr. Elias’ philanthropic endeavors, the studio also donates artwork. Read the rest of this entry »

Francoise Pelissier

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Pelissier, Francoise 1622135Title: Consultant, Owner

Company: Lettre en Lien

Location: Paris, France

Francoise Pelissier, an expert in writing and pedagogy, joined her profession knowing she wanted to start her own company. She started by earning a Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies and writing from Hampshire College, and then a master’s degree from Universite Paris-Sorbonne with a concentration in political science. Eight years ago, Ms. Pelissier founded Lettre en Lien, a personal development and writing assistance company, and made her dreams a reality. Lettre en Lien provides writing assistance for individuals and businesses, and even offers writing workshops. As a consultant and owner, Ms. Pelissier is responsible for assisting with change management, training, creating new programs for individuals and groups, and managing the company. Ms. Pelissier attributes her success to her capacity to understand complex situations, and hopes to see continued growth for Lettre en Lien in the next five years. Read the rest of this entry »

Fernando Mercado

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Fernando MercadoTitle:  President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Masterbrand Consulting

Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, January 29, 2015, With 50 years of professional experience under his belt, Fernando Mercado has become one of the most important specialists in the creation, management and strategy development for brand and identity programs in Mexico. Throughout the years, he has remained dedicated to the positioning of brands and identities for local and multinational organizations to obtain their differentiation and competitive success. Read the rest of this entry »

Andreas Pawlitschek

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LogoTitle: Director

Company: Austrian Cultural Forum

Location: Washington D.C., United States

Andreas Pawlitschek has an extensive background in government administration, starting with a military appointment in 1980 as First Lieutenant in the Austrian Army. Prior to his current position, he served as an attaché and counselor of cultural affairs for the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, and he was the head of the division of cultural public relations for the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Pawlitschek has 33 years of professional experience and joined the Austrian Cultural Forum, which provides a cultural exchange between Austrians/Europeans and Americans, as well as cultural events including concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, theater, lectures, panel discussions and symposia, this past year. He brings his knowledge of international relations, public policy and European politics to his current post, and is instrumental in driving the success of the forum. His goal is to raise awareness for Austria and the Austrian culture. Read the rest of this entry »