Annual Gala held on May 9, 2022

Annual Gala held on May 9, 2022

The gala and scholarship awards dinner was held on Monday, May 9th at the National Arts Club. We were honored by the presence of French Deputy Consul General Damien Laban. Francis Dubois was his indomptable self in the role of Master of Ceremonies. Lisa Rosen-Metsch, Dean of Columbia University’s School of General Studies, received the Jacques Barzun Award for Distinguished Contributions to Trans-Cultural Scholarly Exchange.

More photos and video coming soon.

Awards Ceremony Concert May 9, 2022

Awards Ceremony Concert May 9, 2022

Chloé Kiffer, on violin, and Alexandre Moutouzkine, on piano, will play at the Annual Awards Ceremony.

Violinist Chloé Kiffer, native of France, has received enthusiastic praise by The New York Times for her “pure and beautiful tone”  and The Greenwich Sentinel for being “…a star in every sense: performance, exquisite technique and beauty” (April 2019). Kiffer feels as comfortable performing solo on the international stage as she does in intimate chamber settings. Performing solo and orchestra engagements across Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia, Kiffer has appeared at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Hall, Tel Aviv Opera, and Beijing National Center. In October 2015, Kiffer made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in Stern Auditorium. Kiffer has collaborated alongside Philippe Muller, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Steve Doane, Timothy Eddy, Pavel Vernikov and the Emerson String Quartet.

The Dallas Morning News wrote of a performance by Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine that he “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Mr. Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and North and South America, as well as in China and Japan. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, the Gran Canaria and Tenerife symphonies in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic. International Piano magazine hailed his recital in London’s Wigmore Hall as “grandly organic” and “technically dazzling.” His performance of the Chopin Études in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recorded live and released on the Classical Music Archives label in Russia.

May 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003

 

Violinist Chloé Kiffer, native of France, has received enthusiastic praise by The New York Times for her “pure and beautiful tone”  and The Greenwich Sentinel for being “…a star in every sense: performance, exquisite technique and beauty” (April 2019). Kiffer feels as comfortable performing solo on the international stage as she does in intimate chamber settings. Performing solo and orchestra engagements across Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia, Kiffer has appeared at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Hall, Tel Aviv Opera, and Beijing National Center. In October 2015, Kiffer made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in Stern Auditorium. Kiffer has collaborated alongside Philippe Muller, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Steve Doane, Timothy Eddy, Pavel Vernikov and the Emerson String Quartet.

The Dallas Morning News wrote of a performance by Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine that he “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Mr. Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and North and South America, as well as in China and Japan. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, the Gran Canaria and Tenerife symphonies in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic. International Piano magazine hailed his recital in London’s Wigmore Hall as “grandly organic” and “technically dazzling.” His performance of the Chopin Études in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recorded live and released on the Classical Music Archives label in Russia.

May 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003

 

Violinist Chloé Kiffer, native of France, has received enthusiastic praise by The New York Times for her “pure and beautiful tone”  and The Greenwich Sentinel for being “…a star in every sense: performance, exquisite technique and beauty” (April 2019). Kiffer feels as comfortable performing solo on the international stage as she does in intimate chamber settings. Performing solo and orchestra engagements across Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia, Kiffer has appeared at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Hall, Tel Aviv Opera, and Beijing National Center. In October 2015, Kiffer made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in Stern Auditorium. Kiffer has collaborated alongside Philippe Muller, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Steve Doane, Timothy Eddy, Pavel Vernikov and the Emerson String Quartet.

The Dallas Morning News wrote of a performance by Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine that he “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Mr. Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and North and South America, as well as in China and Japan. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, the Gran Canaria and Tenerife symphonies in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic. International Piano magazine hailed his recital in London’s Wigmore Hall as “grandly organic” and “technically dazzling.” His performance of the Chopin Études in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recorded live and released on the Classical Music Archives label in Russia.

May 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003

 

Lisa Rosen-Metsch, Dean of General Studies at Columbia University to be honored

Lisa Rosen-Metsch, Dean of General Studies at Columbia University to be honored

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is delighted to bestow the Jacques Barzun Award for Distinguished Contributions to Trans-Cultural Scholarly Exchange upon Lisa Rosen-Metsch, Dean of Columbia University’s School of General Studies, at its annual gala and scholarship awards ceremony on May 9, 2022.

Lisa Rosen-Metsch, an internationally recognized AIDS researcher who previously chaired the Mailman School of Public Health’s Department of Sociomedical Sciences, was named dean of the School of General Studies in November 2017. A Brooklyn native raised by two New York City public-school teachers, Rosen-Metsch is an expert in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS among populations with substance-abuse disorders. Before joining the Mailman School of Public Health in 2012, she was a professor at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Rosen-Metsch is herself an alumna of the School of General Studies, which is the University’s liberal-arts school for nontraditional undergraduates — those who have taken an academic break before attending college or who are pursuing dual degrees. In 1990, Rosen-Metsch earned dual bachelor’s degrees through a joint program between Columbia and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rosen-Metsch says that her interest in AIDS prevention arose from her experience at the School of General Studies, where she interned alongside Columbia AIDS researchers. “My years as a General Studies student were transformative and extraordinary,” she said. “The potential to help navigate Columbia’s future by returning to the school that gave me so much is humbling, exciting, and inspiring.”

May 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003

The Jacques Barzun Award

In recognition of Dr. Jacques Barzun’s immense contributions to trans-cultural understanding and exchange between the United States and France, The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation wishes to honor this great French-American scholar with the naming of The Jacques Barzun Award for Distinguished Contributions to Trans-Cultural Scholarly Exchange. The Award is conferred once a year upon an individual or institution in recognition of their accomplishments or research efforts to encourage French, American and Sino educational exchange and collaboration, to foster unity and cultural understanding among these cultures.

Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Dear Friends,

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation, which endeavors to bring good from the tragedy of 21 years ago and the recent hardships caused by Covid-19,  looks optimistically to the future and requests the pleasure of your company to honor our 2021-22 scholarship recipients.

May 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003

2021-2022 Scholarships Announced

2021-2022 Scholarships Announced

The Jurors of the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2021-2022 scholarship awards. The scholars are:

Aleksandra Gracheva, Dual BA Degree between Columbia University School of General Studies and Sciences Po

Saboura Salari Rad, Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering at The School of Business at the Stevens Institute of Technology

Shardul Shinde, Master’s Degree in Business Intelligence and Analytics at The School of Business at the Stevens Institute of Technology

Victor Trolet, Dual BA Degree between Columbia University School of General Studies and Sciences Po

Read their bios here.

Scholarships Resume

Scholarships Resume

After a pause during 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we are again accepting applications for Alliance and Stevens scholarships for 2022. The deadline for completing applications is December 31, 2021 and recipients will be announced in January 2022.

Please go to the Applications page of the website to complete your application.

French Consulate holds 9/11 Commemoration Service

French Consulate holds 9/11 Commemoration Service

On July 12, 2021, a 20-year commemoration service for the victims of 9/11 was held in front of the French Consulate in New York at 934 Fifth Avenue, presided over by Ambassador Philippe Etienne and Consul Général Jérémie Robert.

Among other survivors, Dening Lohez gave her account of losing her husband Jérôme on that tragic day, which inspired her to create the Foundation to bring students from around the world to study together, share cultural values and take part in one humanity.

Lohez Cocktail

Lohez Cocktail

Board members, students and friends of the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation met informally for cocktails and small bites on the rooftop of the Empire Hotel, near Lincoln Center, on Friday, April 30th, in honor of Columbia University’s virtual Commencement that morning. We thank French journalist Laura Geiss for the photos.