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#SwissTalentLA: “Missing You” – a short film starring Shiva Rose and Carlos Leal, written by Christophe Vauthey

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A beautiful short film written by, and Co-Executive produced by Christophe Vauthey and Maggie Soboil – featuring a cast & crew of many Angeleno-Swiss artists and their friends who were bought together by the Swiss Cultural Attache’ in Los Angeles to create this most beautiful short, which reminded us that


Here’s a few snapshots of the soiree

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April 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

#SwissTalentLA – Last Days! Open Studio with Benoit Delaunay & Aaron Wrinkle

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Consider visiting Sunday’s Exhibit Closing Event at 510 Bernard St. showcasing Angeleno-Swiss Artist Benoit Delaunay’s

“A set of Valuable Skills”

presenting works created during his six month residency in LA.

Open Studio



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January 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

#SwissTalentLA: “Angeleno-Romand” Carlos Leal invites you to “Jump out of your seats”…

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Hope you’re doing well.

I’d like to invite you to the screening of “Sennentuntschi“, a feature I’m co-leading.

It was a Blockbuster in Switzerland last year and the director Michael Steiner is one of the most talented Swiss directors.

Trust me, this is the kind of movie that makes you jump out of your seat. Check out the YouTube trailer.

There will be 3 screenings (FREE ENTRANCE), each one followed by a Q&A with the director Michael Steiner and myself.

The movie will be screened in its original version, with english subtitles of course!


-Tuesday October 25th, 8:45pm at USC,
Ray Stark family theatre, Geoge Lucas Building. adress: 900W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
RSVP + details here

-Friday October 28th, 7:30pm at Caltech,
Baxter lecture hall, 1200 East California Bvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
No RSVP needed.

-Wednesday November 2nd, 8pm at American cinematheque,
Aero theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
RSVP by writing an email to los.kultur (at) eda.admin.ch, precising “Sennentuntschi, guest of Carlos Leal”

See you there!
Carlos Leal


NOTICE: #SwissTalentLA “Casting Call”

Use #SwissTalentLA on twitter to link your work (beta) available to all creative Swiss living in Southern California.

It’s a place to post your screenings, performances, concerts, awards, shows, openings, as well as bios and links related to the creative World of an Angeleno-Swiss Artist. (Of course, those living all the way up to and including San Luis Obispo County and south, all the way to San Diego, are invited to join us, too!).

Go ahead! Send a tweet with your Bio to get started!

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October 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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Angeleno-Swiss Carlos Leal inviting you to “Short Films, Long Nights”, this Saturday, Sep 24 @ Alliance Francaise/Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

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My dear LALALand friends,

I’d like to invite you next Saturday to the event “Shortfilms, Long night” organized by the Swiss consulate and the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (Theatre Francophone de Los Angeles).

I will present 6 shortfilms in which I am.
Snacks and drinks for everybody.

My selection will be screened between 8pm and 9pm, but the ceremony starts at 5pm and the event will end at 10pm.
Attached the flyer + a little sample.

We’ll have fun!

“Shortfilms, Long Night” (PDF program)
Saturday, September 24, 5-10pm
Theatre “Raymond Kabbaz”
10361 West Pico Bvd
90064 L.A.

Carlos Leal

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September 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Congratulations Christian Poltera – You Made(it)in.LA+!

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Hollywood Bowl
Thursday, September 15th 2011

Handel and Fireworks

with Swiss cellist Christian Poltera

Born in Zurich, cellist CHRISTIAN POLTÉRA was a pupil of Nancy Chumachenco and Boris Pergamenschikov before studying with Heinrich Schiff in Salzburg and Vienna. Since replacing Yo-Yo Ma performing the Elgar concerto with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under David Zinman at the age of 17, Mr. Poltéra has steadily established himself as one of the most prominent cellists of his generation.

As soloist he has worked with eminent orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, NDR Hamburg Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna and Bamberg Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lyon, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Chamber Orchestra of Europe under such conductors as Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Andrew Davis, Paavo Järvi, Donald Runnicles, as well as the leading conductors of the younger generation, such as James Gaffigan, Robin Ticciati, and Andris Nelsons. Mr. Poltéra made his solo debut in the US in 2006 with the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.

Upcoming highlights include performances of the Brahms Double concerto with violinists Karen Gomyo (New Japan Philharmonic and its music director Christian Arming) and Thomas Zehetmair (on tour of Europe with Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under Sir John Eliot Gardiner), as well as a return visit to the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Dmitrij Kitajenko.

Mr. Poltéra also devotes himslef intensively to chamber music, working with such musicians as Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Leonidas Kavakos, Martin Fröst, Kathryn Stott, Lars Vogt, and Leif Ove Andsnes, as well as the Auryn, Belcea, and Zehetmair Quartets. In 2008 he joined Mitsuko Uchida in performances of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”, at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and the Kimmell Center in Philadelphia. Together with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and violist Antoine Tamestit, Christian Poltéra has formed a regular string trio that performs at the most prestigious concert venues in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Cologne, Brussels, and Milan, as well as at the Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals.

In 2004 he received the Borletti-Buitoni Award and was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist. In 2006-07 he was a ‘Rising Star’ of the European Concert Hall Organization. He is a regular guest at renowned festivals (such as Salzburg, Lucerne, Berlin, and Vienna) and made his BBC Proms debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2007.

Christian Poltéra’s discography reflects his wide range of repertoire that includes the cello concertos by Dvorak, Schoeck, Honegger, Martin, and Toch, as well as chamber music by Prokofiev, Fauré, Mozart, Saint-Saens and Schubert, on the labels BIS Records, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, and Chandos. These recordings have won acclaim from the international press, and have been honored with the Diapason d’or, Gramophone Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice”, Strad Magazine’s “Strad Selection”, and BBC Music Magazine’s “Choice”. Now recording regularly for BIS, Mr. Poltéra’s latest CD, featuring the cello concertos by Dutilleux and Lutoslawski, has been released in 2009.

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September 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

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Another great event on “CicLAvia Day” …but you can easily do both! LA Conservancy’s “Preserving Lautner’s Legacy” with participation of Swiss Architect Frank Escher

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Via Los Angeles Conservancy

Preserving Lautner’s Legacy:
The Spectrum of Stewardship

Co-presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy and The John Lautner Foundation

Sunday, October 9, 2011
3 – 5 p.m.

Wilshire Christian Church Fellowship Hall
634 South Normandie Ave. (at Wilshire Blvd.)

$15 general public; $10 members of either presenting organization
Reservations required; reception to follow discussion

The Conservancy and The John Lautner Foundation are excited to co-present a discussion with architects and owners of Lautner homes about various approaches to stewardship—from restoration to reconstruction, and everything in between.

Our distinguished panelists will do brief visual presentations of five different Lautner projects, then share a range of views on sustaining the master architect’s built legacy. Ultimately, this candid dialogue will help to advance our collective thought and practice in terms of preserving Lautner (and other) structures in Los Angeles.

Moderated by Los Angeles Conservancy Executive Director Linda Dishman, the panel will include (in alphabetical order):

Helena Arahuete, Principal, Lautner Associates
Frank Escher, board member, The John Lautner Foundation and Principal, Escher GuneWardena Architecture
Mark Haddawy, owner, Harpel House
Michael LaFetra, Conservancy board member and owner, Stevens House
Ron Radziner, FAIA, Design Principal, Marmol Radziner

A reception will follow the discussion.

This special event is part of the John Lautner Turns 100 series, a year-long celebration of the legendary architect, who would have turned 100 this year. For more information about the series, visit johnlautner.org.

Space is limited, so reservations are required. You can make reservations here.
If you have any questions, please call the Conservancy office at (213) 623-2489.

We look forward to a spirited discussion, and we hope to see you there!

CicLAvia Alert: CicLAvia is the same day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The route runs east of — but near to — Wilshire Christian Church, so you can attend both events if you’d like! For more info, visit CicLAvia.org.

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September 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Special Screening of “An African Election” with Swiss Director Jarreth Merz

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The Paley Center for Media is proud to present a special screening of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival World Documentary official selection, An African Election (IMDB).

Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:00 pm

In a world plagued by stolen elections, secret government agendas, and a renewed interest in the exploitation of African natural resources, what value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, a nation that has been Africa’s barometer of political stability, democracy may mean the difference between peace and prosperity—and murderous chaos under military coup.

An African Election is a remarkable documentary that grants viewers unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana’s 2008 presidential elections. Capturing the intrigue of electioneering, the intensity of the vote-counting process, and the mood of the countrymen whose fate lies precariously in the balance, director Jarreth Merz’s coverage unfolds with all the tension of a political thriller, revealing the emotions, passions, and ethical decisions that both threaten—and maintain—the integrity of the democratic process. An African Election illuminates a beacon of hope for Africa and for the value and vitality of democracy today.

The screening will be followed by an after-party! Dance to the sounds of a live DJ spinning Africa themed music plus a live band while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are required. RSVP at paleycenter.org.
Get the event and screening flyer PDF here

465 N. Beverly Dr. • Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.786.1000 | paleycenter.org

Congratulations, Jarreth Merz, You Made(it)in.LA+!

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April 14, 2011 at 1:34 am

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