‘Encré’ dans la culture is back for its second year!

Buoyed by the success of our first season, we are delighted to announce the launch of our second edition on 21 September, with an eclectic programme of the highest standard: this year, we welcome Laure Marville as artist-in-residence, and will be hosting an evening of music by Ponticello, a chamber music recital by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a contemporary dance performance by Ballet Junior and a musical piece by Théâtre Am Stram Gram – there’ll be something to suit all tastes and all ages.

We are looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming you in even greater numbers for our second edition!

Programme and tickets 2023-2024

This year, the Institut is offering season tickets at Florimont rate (parents, students, alumni, staff and partners) or at full rate:

Laure Marville – Artist-in-residence

A graduate of Geneva’s Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD), Laure Marville is taking up a residency at Institut Florimont and producing an exhibition with our own pupils in the second term of this school year.

Laure often uses linocut on fabric or paper to repeat designs that she cuts out and intersperses with fragments of text to form her compositions.

This event is free, but we kindly ask you to register for organisational purposes.

(Past event)

Launch Night

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Launch Night of « Encré » dans la culture – Institut Florimont’s second cultural season – on 21 September.

Celebrating all forms of expression, ‘Encré’ dans la culture is a whole-school project that gives Florimont the freedom to write its own artistic story.

The Launch Night will be held at our campus from 6.30pm and will introduce the season and all contributors: music company Ponticello, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), Théâtre Am Stram Gram, Ballet Junior and artist-in-residence Laure Marville will be presenting the programme of their events, and taking questions from our own budding journalists.

While the Launch Night of our second cultural season is a free event, we kindly ask you to register for organisational purposes.

(Past event)
Ponticello – Musical

Ponticello gives young competition winners trained in Switzerland the opportunity to perform alongside internationally-acclaimed artists who are active in the country’s French-speaking regions.

From Bach to Bernstein via Gershwin, the members of Rythm’cello – cellist Ophélie Gaillard, pianist François-Xavier Poizat, and tap dancers Daniel Leveillé and Maria Busquets – go on a journey together: exploring the diversity and rhythmical depth of high-energy and more relaxed pieces that combine music with the movement of the body and the clatter of dancing feet.

(Past event)
OSR – Chamber music

Founded in 1918 by Ernest Ansermet, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) has 112 musicians who perform not just in Switzerland but on some of the world’s most prestigious stages in Europe, Asia and the US. Since 2017 under Jonathan Nott’s leadership, the OSR has set its sights on new objectives and works to support upcoming young talent, attract new audiences and make music accessible to all.

This event’s programme will be a chamber music repertoire for a quintet of piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn.

(Past event)

Théâtre Am Stram Gram – Musical

Formed in 1992 by Dominique Catton and Nathalie Nath, Théâtre Am Stram Gram aims to reach out to younger audiences through its high-quality artistic productions ranging from drama to music and dance. Under actor and director Joan Mompart’s leadership since 2021, this bold theatre group has set the international standard in its field.

Come and experience classical music like you’ve never heard it before! The Ensemble Variante presents an interpretation of Ibsen’s classic play Peer Gynt in an adaptation by Sophie Humann.

(Past event)

Ballet Junior – Contemporary dance

Ballet Junior is part of the École de Danse de Genève, founded in 1969. The school’s programme gives young dancers the technical training they need to pursue a professional career and nurtures their artistic identity.

Set to perform at Institut Florimont in April 2024, Ballet Junior will present 2 connected dance pieces from their repertoire.

‘Encré’ dans la culture

‘Encré’ dans la culture: a multidisciplinary project built on local partnership and collaboration, with our students and culture at its centre.

We are hosting five events for artists with a link to the Geneva region; through this educational initiative, we affirm the role of culture and the arts in self-development.

Come and experience our second cultural season through a range of exciting artistic events that combine genres and disciplines from different eras.


Our Cercle des ami.e.s is for anyone interested in supporting our whole-school arts programme, “Encré” dans la culture. Joining the Cercle, simply by making a donation (100 CHF minimum) means you are contributing to an educational project which aims to develop and influence arts and culture not just in the school but in the local and wider Geneva community. Members will be transported by the sounds of the OSR, marvel at the painting of an artist-in-residence and witness our own promising young talent! Culture and the arts are honoured and celebrated by people with a shared love of creativity.

Cercle des ami.e.s members can avail of VIP seating at events and the chance to obtain tickets in advance of general sale, as well as the usual benefits of season ticket holders.

For membership inquires and applications, please contact culture@florimont.ch

Cercle des ami.e.s

Donation (100 CHF minimum): access to all 5 events and complimentary drink at each event (champagne, wine or fruit juice), VIP seat, priority booking.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Season ticket holders

60 CHF (external patrons): access to all 5 events and complimentary drink at each event (wine or fruit juice).

50 CHF (for families and staffs): access to all 5 events and complimentary drink at each event (wine or fruit juice).

If you’d like to find out more about our cultural season 2023-2024, please email us at culture@florimont.ch