Through its partnership with the orchestra Camerata Venia, UBP had the privilege and honour of interviewing the talented bass soloist Jérémie Brocard at the dress rehearsal of “American Stories”, which was performed on 17 October evening in Geneva.
This year, the Edgar de Picciotto International Prize has been awarded to Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at City University of New York and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Geneva film-maker Eileen Hofer’s movie Horizontes about ballet in Havana must be one of the most poetic documentaries ever made. Through bewitching images, it follows the lives of three ballerinas at different stages of their careers, telling their story in moving detail. One of those dancers is Alicia Alonso, the now 95 year-old who defied her advancing blindness to become one of the greatest ballerinas in the world. Horizontes could not have been completed without the support of Union Bancaire Privée (UBP).
In Geneva stands a symbolic building that is widely recognised for its architectural qualities and provides accommodation for more than 200 students from the Graduate Institute Geneva: the Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto Student House, which was inaugurated in 2012 thanks to the support of UBP’s founder and his family.
UBP employees and their guests attended the Zurich premiere of „Horizontes“ by Eileen Hofer. This private viewing has been exclusively organised for UBP which supported the work of this Swiss film-maker.