The General Consul of France in Jeddah, Mr. Mostafa Mihraje, welcomed on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at the French Residence composer and pianist M. Karol Beffa and violinist and violist M. Arnaud Thorette for a concert that gathered 200 guests, including M. Jack Lang, President of Institut du Monde Arabe, his spouse Mrs Monique Lang and M. Philippe Castro.
The concert was organized by the French Service for Culture and Cooperation at the Consulate General of France in Jeddah. The artists performed different pieces of Bach, Ravel, Schubert, Massenet, Chopin, Fauré but also pieces of Mr. Beffa himself and inspiring moments of improvisation and interaction with the audience. Composer, pianist, improviser, and professor, M. Karol Beffa is one of the most played composers of his time. And it is within the "Ensemble Contraste", founded by Mr. Arnaud Thorette, violist, violinist and director of the same ensemble, that they performed together that night.