The Power of the Arts in Public Diplomacy

  • 11th May 2019
The Power of the Arts in Public Diplomacy; original article contains links


During his musical performance, American classical pianist John Robilette will share insights about his time as a cultural ambassador during the Cold War.
Free admission.
The Power of the Arts in Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis]
Lecture and Musical Performance / Free admission
American classical pianist John Robilette created and directed the Artistic Ambassador Program for the American government in the 1980s. This cultural exchange program sent unrecognized American classical musicians on concert tours throughout 63 countries overseas to support U.S. American public diplomacy. During his musical performance, he will share insights about being a cultural ambassador during the Cold War.
John Robilette has performed throughout the world on four continents and in 25 countries to critical acclaim. He has been honored in the White House and also gave a recital as part of the inaugural festivities for President Ronald Reagan. Robilette has made commercial recordings of both solo works and concerti with some of the leading orchestras in Europe, and was chosen from nationwide auditions as a Tanglewood Fellow of the Boston Symphony. He has served on the International Advisory Board of the Van Cliburn Competition. He has given Master Classes throughout the world. Robilette has also served on the piano faculties of Westchester University outside of Philadelphia, and at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Catholic University, a Master of Fine Arts in Piano Performance from UCLA, and a French License from the École Normale de Musique in Paris (Academy of Alfred Cortot).
Introduction: Dr. Andreas Etges, Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies
Organizers: U.S. Consulate General Munich, Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Contact: Dominik Raabe
Foto: © John Robilette
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