"Pourquoipas was born from the idea of creating artistic projects to support culture and education.
The POURQUOIPAS philosophy is based on the idea that education and artistic experience is a school of life, and can be an important key of social development.
Irene Abrigo, violinist and Artistic Director
The POURQUOIPAS association was founded by the violinist Irene Abrigo in collaboration with Madeleine Murray-Robertson.
With a solid foundation of brilliant, internationally active concert performers, this Swiss-based organization holds concerts and provides musical entertainment for different types of events. It offers a variety of packages, from solo recitals to symphony orchestra performances, as well as trio, quartet, and quintet performances. Its repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary pieces, with a focus on promoting communication and discussions with audiences that sometimes have limited knowledge of live instrumental performances. The association is firmly convinced that art has a responsibility to society.
In October 2015 POURQUOIPAS Virtuosi, the association's chamber orchestra, played both solo concerts and concerts in collaboration with other artists (Angelique Kidjo, Barbara Hendrix, and the sand animation artist Cassimo) during the Nansen Refugee Award Ceremony in Geneva. This humanitarian award is presented every year by the UNHCR, the High Comittee of Refugee of United Nations.
GOALS OF POURQUOIPAS
IN FEW WORDS
support education and culture through the art
create artistic performances in the idea of facilitating access to the culture and the art
ANAAP Association Neuchâteloise d'Accueil et d'Action Psychiatrique
CIO International Olympic Committee
Dufour, Maison de Création
EMS La Colline, Chèxbres
Musée Forel, Morges
Musée National Suisse - Château de Prangins
Opus One, event agency
Sophia Talent, model and event agency
UNHCR High Committee for Refugees of United Nations