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In 2015 Irene Abrigo founded POURQUOIPAS in Lausanne, Switzerland, in collaboration with Madeleine Murray-Robertson, and assumed the artistic direction, with the aim of supporting culture and social causes through music.

Being solicited by several different projects, the association POURQUOIPAS develops, over the years, into three sectors, each dedicated to a specific goal:



POURQUOIPAS classical.

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Irene Abrigo

  • 2015 Respighi Prize Winner & laureate of many International Competitions

  • International Concert Artist

  • Founder & Artistic Director of Lucignano Music Festival (IT)


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Jürg Dähler

  • International Concert  Artist

  • Principal Viola of Musikkollegium Winterthur (CH)

  • Member of the Winterthur String Quartet (CH)

  • Founder & Artistic Director of the Pfingstfestival Schloss Brunegg (CH)

  • Founder & Artistic Director of Swiss Chamber Concerts Zurich (CH)

  • Founder and CEO of Tonart Jürg Dähler, a company for buying and selling fine instruments and bows

PRESIDENT (2017 - present)

March 2021
over 180'000 £ for Corinne Chapelle

April 2020

4'000 CHF for a family of independent artists in need

December 2020
3'700 CHF for the CIAO KIDS Foundation


ANAAP Association Neuchâteloise d'Accueil et d'Action Psychiatrique

Angélique Kidjo

Barbara Hendricks

Bastian Baker

Conservatoire de Vevey-Montreux-Riviera

CIAOKIDS Foundation

CIO International Olympic Committee

Dufour, Maison de Création

EMC Ecole de Musique de Cossonay

EMS La Colline, Chèxbres

Musée Forel, Morges

Opus One, event agency

Palaexpo Geneva

Sophia Talent, model and event agency

Stéphane Lambiel

UNHCR High Committee for Refugees of United Nations

PQP x Ciao Kids
PQP x Ciao Kids

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PQP x Ciao Kids
PQP x Ciao Kids

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PQP education
PQP education

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PQP x Ciao Kids
PQP x Ciao Kids

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