A once-in-a-lifetime experience for all your senses
I had a dream where passionate artists and craftsmen created a surprising and magical evening with gold as the guiding thread.
It was not just an exhibition, or a concert, or a dinner, it was a unique experience, where these artists shared their passion, their talent, their creations and their conviviality with only a few privileged guests.
Then I had the honor and the chance to meet Phoebe, Etienne, Samantha, Olivier and Stephanie, and we decided, all together, that this dream will become reality.
Welcome to THE GOLD EXPERIENCE, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all your senses.
The Gold Experience 2020 Tour: from Monaco to Miami
MARCH: 3 EVENTS
Monaco | Paris | London
APRIL: 2 EVENTS
Dubai | Abu Dhabi
MAY & JUNE: 12 EVENTS
Singapore | Saigon | Bangkok
Shanghai | Hong Kong
AUGUST: 3 EVENTS
Cannes | St Tropez | Ibiza
OCTOBER: 6 EVENTS
New York | Houston | Las Vegas
NOVEMBER: 4 EVENTS
Los Angeles | San Francisco
DECEMBER: 2 EVENTS
Artists of The Gold Experience
Stéphanie Elbaz is a rising star on the international piano scene. She is especially praised for her ability to provide highly poetic and technically impressive renditions in a very broad repertoire, which ranges from the great classics of the three previous centuries to the most prominent composers of today.
Stéphanie has spent many years perfecting the broadest and richest possible range of sound colors through an extensively large academic program, in several prestigious conservatories in France, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands.
This very valuable learning has resulted in Stéphanie being academically rewarded by inter alia gold medals as well as Master’s, Postmaster’s and multiple post-specialization degrees in piano, each time with highest honors.
She has also participated in a reduced number of highly- regarded international competitions, where she has always won or reached the top places.
Stéphanie is very active on the international musical scene, playing in wide array of countries and instrumental configurations. She has performed in prestigious concert halls, such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Liechtenstein Palace in Prague, the De Doelen in Rotterdam, the Alfred Cortot Hall in Paris, the Sao Luiz Theater in Lisbon, the Palazzo Duccale in Tuscany, as well as international festivals, in particular “Le Printemps des Alyzées” in Morocco, “Itinéraire culturel de l’Abbaye de Valmagne” in France, the “Palermo Classica” in Sicily.
Stéphanie’s career has reached new dimensions after an outstanding live performance of the monumental Alkan’s concerto for solo piano in Prague. This 50-minute, high-voltage piece requires fendishly high levels of technical ability and physical stamina, rendering it almost un-playable, except by those daring and impressive few. Her spectacular performance has been referenced in several rankings of the hardest pieces ever written for piano.
Olivier Colin has been playing the piano since the age of 4 and has been a professional musician since he was 16 years old.
Passionate about the technique, he finally decided to create his own piano brand and to develop a unique know-how for the past twenty years before having the opportunity to take over the brand GARY PONS, the creator and manufacturer of exclusive pianos.
With a haute couture design and an exceptional sound, each instrument is a unique piece and a real work of art.
The manufacture, adjustment and finishing of these pieces of art are entirely handmade in France by master craftsmen and are all numbered and signed.
Phoebe Haines is an award-winning British Mezzo Soprano and Concert Artiste, with vocal qualities that have been variously hailed as ‘extraordinary’ (The Times), ‘silvery’ (The Evening Standard), ‘impressive’ (The Los Angeles Times), and ‘opulent’ (Sunday Times Culture).
Phoebe studied at the University of Cambridge, The Royal College of Music, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Phoebe has captivated audiences in 32 countries, and the list continues to grow. Recent solo engagements include those at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, the Suzhou Grand Theatre, the Royal Palace of Bucharest, and Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts.
Phoebe has performed and apprenticed with world-class opera houses including the English National Opera, and made her Salzbourg Festival debut whilst still a student in 2014. She has appeared as a soloist with such wide-ranging orchestras as the Camerata Salzbourg, the China Film Orchestra, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. International solo recital venues include Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild (France), Giardini La Mortella (Italy), Villa Del Balbianello (Italy), Topping Rose House (New York’s Hamptons), the British Embassies in Rome and Budapest, and as a jazz artist at Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland).
Phoebe has concertized as far afield as Agra, India, and is particularly well-known in China, having appeared as a featured artist in a number of musical programmes on Jiangsu TV, and China’s premier TV Channel, CCTV. A sought-after public speaker, Phoebe has given talks on subjects from Mozart to Britten for organisations including the International Women’s Forum, the Cadogan Hall, and the London Festival of Song.
She is passionate about her work as a vocal mentor with English National Opera Baylis and Streetwise Opera.
Phoebe is a two-time awardee of the International Opera Awards Foundation.
Born in 1987, Etienne Jeanson is a French fashion designer, based in Paris.
He was graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne - Institut Français de la Mode, and has worked with Christian Lacroix and Maison Yves Saint Laurent.
In 2009, at only 22 years old, he launched his own brand and since then exclusively creates unique & sustainable pieces, in the know-how of the Parisian Haute Couture.
He has presented fashion shows for his own collections in Paris, Miami, Abu Dhabi or in St Barts in the French West Indies. Etienne dresses Miss France and lots of French artists.
He also has worked as freelance artistic director and stylist, for more than 500 projects over the last 10 years, especially for fashion magazines, advertising, TV and music.
Samantha Ornon is an artist plastician born in the South of France. She is now living in Paris. Samantha is a creator of contemporary artworks from her photographs. From the sensitive dreamer, to the vivid storyteller ...
You will travel thus in her imagination, switching from the real to the unreal.
Photographs of architectural and natural elements merge and assemble in the fnest detail. At the same time, Samantha offers a refection on the environment, nature being her frst source of inspiration. Are we in the past, present or future? Or a parallel dimension, where nature has regained its rights?
Inspired from a young age by traveling and discovering diferent cultures, she immortalizes these moments with photographs that will be transformed later for another reality. Having a perfect technical mastery, her final goal is to create strong images inviting the onlooker on a narrative journey.
From her work, you will have the opportunity to see diferently those things that surround us. A journey into a world full of poetry awaits you.
Since her arrival in the capital, the artist has met great success and enjoys multiple exhibitions in places of prestige in France and abroad. Including the Hotel Arturo Lopez, the Theater of Sablons of Neuilly-sur-Seine and the Castle of d'Artigny. She also exhibits in Marrakech, Switzerland, Italy, Sardinia and Corsica.
Collaborating on various artistic projects, she has created set designs for Pierre Cardin's couture family. The public is seduced by her atypical, elegant and refined style.
Mauro Colagreco is a 3 stars Michelin Chef who was elected by his peers Best World's Chef 2019 in the magazine Le Chef. His restaurant Mirazur was named #1 best restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants,
Argentina-born Mauro Colagreco moved to France in his 20s, working with celebrated chef Bernard Loiseau until his death in 2003. He later worked in Paris with Alain Passard at Arpège and Alain Ducasse at Hotel Plaza Athénée before settling in Menton, on the Italian-French border, where he opened Mirazur in 2006.
Since the opening of his restaurant in 2006, Mauro Colagreco has enjoyed a string of successes:
2007: The Mirazur is awarded its first star in the Michelin guide.
2008: The Mirazur enters the top 100 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
2009: Mauro Colagreco is named “Chef of the Year” by the Gault & Millau guide.
2010: The Mirazur wins four toques in the Gault & Millau guide.
2011: New York Times journal points The Mirazur as one of 10 restaurants around the globe to keep an eye on.
2012: The Mirazur wins two stars in the Michelin guide and Mauro Colagreco is appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
2013: Mauro Colagreco is named “Grand Chef” for Relais & Châteaux association.
2014: The Mirazur ranks 11th in the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants”, becoming the highest-rated French restaurant on the list.
2016: The Mirazur ranks 6th in the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
2017: Mirazur becomes a member of the Grandes Tables du Monde and Mauro Colagreco appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite. In April, Mirazur ranks 4th in The World's 50 Best Restaurant.
2018: The Mirazur ranks 3rd in The World's 50 Best Restaurants.
2019: The Mirazur awarded the ultimate three stars from Guide Michelin. The Mirazur ranks 1st in the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants". Mauro Colagreco is elected by his peers Best World's Chef 2019 in the magazine Le Chef.
Jean-Christophe Rousseau has been an artist, writer, and gold leaf specialist for twenty years, and is former President of the National Union of Gilders.
He first worked with gold leaf in a traditional way, before creating products and expertise which are totally unique.
Jean-Christophe now travels the world, developing and showcasing his skills and artistry.
Gold Emotion is an innovative and unique concept based on gold. A selection of exclusive products designed and made in France and tailored gilding services worldwide.
Some references since 15 years: Palais Royal Paris, Château de Fontainebleau, Burj al Arab Dubai, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, Salle Empire Hôtel de Paris Monaco, Ritz Carlton Dubai, YSL Beauté, Roger Vivier, Fauchon, Ladurée, Sephora, Casino de Monte Carlo...
Jean-Christophe has lived in Dubai since 2014.
"Gold is unalterable, non-oxidizing: it's the perfect metal. Its only limit is our imagination."
Winemakers & Domaines
Jean Christophe was born in Burgundy and lived there most of his life.
He is a member of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin since 2005 and his gilding workshop is still in Beaune.
Passionate about wines, he has a unique network in this area and has selected for the Gold Experience Tour the best wines in his region among which stand out Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Maison Joseph Drouhin, and few amazing winemakers to be discovered.
He also created a special Gold Emotion vintage blanc de blanc 100% chardonnay in magnum 24K engraved and numbered for the occasion.
Spirit & Ethical Gold
The Gold Experience's spirit is to respect human beings, the planet, and to share.
That's why we are proud to support the White Feather Foundation and the United Nation programs.
The endeavours we make to be a responsible company are as precious as the metals with which we work.
We place special focus on building positive relations with our internal and external stakeholders and are committed to working inside a transparent and responsible production chain. In doing so, we make a contribution to the economic growth of the areas we operate in and endeavour to minimize our environmental impact.
Aurum Monaco, our gold supplier and partner, has established its own corporate responsibility charter which is compliant with the procedures established by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) on the duty of diligence for our supply chains that are exempt from any links to confict, trafcking, environmental and human rights abuses.