Tag Archives: France

Jacques Tocatlian – The Painter

Jacques Tocatlian was a prolific painter who was not bound by any borders, defined by labels, or frightened of critics. He painted in various styles. His work was good enough to win a first prize, yet sometimes went unappreciated.

Gilets Jaunes Acte XIV

I’m back in Paris for a long week and decided to accompany the 5,000 Gilets Jaunes who were taking their demands to the streets for the fourteenth consecutive weekend.

Jacques Tocatlian

Jacques Tocatlian 1929-2019

Jacques Tocatlian was a family man, friend, diplomat, builder, painter, writer, and wannabe cook. Let us remember him for who he was, how he lived his life, touched each and every one of us, and made this world a happier and more beautiful place.

Gilets Jaunes | Rue Saint Honore

Gilets Jaunes Acte X

I walked along the Gilets Jaunes on Saturday as they were swarming the streets of Paris to protest for the 10th weekend in a row.

FLAME Competition Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The 25th FLAME competition was held at the CRR Paris Regional Conservatory from April 14 to April 20, 2014. Over 300 candidates representing 40 countries participated in different disciplines: piano, violin, cello and singing. An international jury of 49 members was impressed by the quality of the performances. At the final concert an enthusiastic public of over 500 people heartily applauded the winners.

Flame Competition

Coming in 2014: The 25th FLAME Competition

Planning is well underway for the FLAME Competition’s 25th anniversary, with concerts in France, Italy and Austria planned throughout the year.

24th FLAME Competition: Detector of young talents, support and care of winners

This inconspicuous first rate international music competition, open to every young candidate, is of the highest standard with two age categories: Category A (from 6 years old) and Category B (from 19 to 26 years old). Its success is the result of an outstanding organization, which for a quarter of a century has offered free admission to all competition selections and final concerts, through the enthusiasm and generosity of the members of Association FLAME.

FLAME Competition

Join the FLAME Competition on Facebook

Join the FLAME Competition on Facebook for the latest news, photos, videos, and competition results.

FLAME Competition 2013

The XXIV FLAME Competition will take place at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris (CRR), 14, rue de Madrid, 75008 Paris, from 29 April to 8 May 2013.

Association FLAME

The Association FLAME was created in 1989 by Patrice Sciortino, composer, and Germaine Tocatlian, piano teacher at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. The objectives of FLAME are to identify, promote and support young talents at the beginning of their career.