THE Embassy of Switzerland in Manila, in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, presents Swiss singer Laurent Brunetti and pianist Mario Pacchioli as they perform French songs at the CCP Little Theater on March 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM. A performance by Swiss artist Raoul with the Wild Tortillas Band is the opening act of the said event.
Entitled Pecheurs de Reves – French Songs from Paris, the Swiss duo concert is held as part of the various cultural events in March to celebrate the Francophonie day and the French language in general. Together they bring back the spirit of the legends of the “Chanson francaise” such as Brel, Piaf and Aznavour.
Born in Switzerland, Laurent Brunetti is known for his great renditions of famous French songs but also for the writing of his original lyrics and their interpretations. He lives in Paris and is the author and the singer of his songs. He finds his artistic inspiration in people’s lives, and his lyrics are the reflections of their stories.
Mario Pacchioli is composer, arranger and pianist. In 2004, he received a Gold-Award for his work and his talent. Always in search of the melody, Mario Pacchioli composes and harmonizes with the modesty of the great composers.
Raoul is a singer, performer, composer and diplomat. He has released 11 albums, 10 of which his own compositions. He has performed in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Vietnam and Korea. Likewise, he is known as the “Singing Diplomat”, having been a carrier diplomat for the Swiss Government for the past 30 years.