The 2015 Season

Welcome to our 2015 season. This year promises to be the best ever.  Speakers that are scheduled are bringing to Palm Beach a variety of subjects that I feel will entice and excite.

Dale Coudert with pianist Alexander Beridze

Dale Coudert with pianist Alexander Beridze

As we concluded the 2014 season, the Coudert Institute with the support and underwriting of Barbara and Gerald Hines (Texas), Mary and Irwin Ackerman (Palm Beach and Connecticut) along with the New York Foundation for the Arts presented on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 concert pianist Alexander Beridze  in the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.

Alexander was brought to this country and mentored by Vladimir Feltsman, one of the greatest pianist of the 20th and 21st century. The Coudert Institute awarded a multi-year scholarship to Alexander to study music with some of the best pianists in the country at the Aspen Music Festival.  He is a Gold Medalist of the 2009 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati and founder and artistic director of the New York Piano Festival, he has performed at the Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

His performance at Carnegie Hall was critically acclaimed to a sellout audience. This event has set the tone for our upcoming season. Mark your calendar for a special performance on Feb 12, 2015 here in Palm Beach.

Kicking off the season in January is the first time the Institute is collaborating with The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches on January 15th featuring Alexandra Vacroux, Director of the Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies and Simon Saradzhyan, research fellow at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Asst. Director of U.S. –Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. Both will be leading a discussion on Understanding Russia Today: Foreign and Domestic Policy. This extraordinary lecture will be held at The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach.

Next on January 29th in conjunction with the Liman Gallery we will focus our attention on what to know about authentication, provenance, fakes and fraud.  Our speaker Dr. Sharon Flescher, Executive Director of IFAR (International Foundation for Arts Research - The only non-profit serving individuals and institutions world-wide with educate and inform.) Join us for delightful afternoon.

As always annual members are free, non-members can make their reservations by call (561) 659-6161 or explore this website. Please follow us on our social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, linked on this website.

 It is your annual membership that supports the institute and allows us to continue to bring to the Palm Beaches a diversity of distinguished personalities. 

Stay tuned for updates monthly and join the conversation. What you have to say is important to us.

-Dale Coudert