Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves as one of the most important European violin and piano duos since they began working together in 1999.
Born and raised in Montréal, Canada, Pascale Guertin is a French voice artist who was born to sing. Trained as a pianist, she dabbled in different artistic spheres from a young age and, in addition to singing, has danced and taught dance, created shows, served as artistic director, and written and composed her own songs.
Devoting heart and soul to her audiences, she sings with the raw soulfulness characteristic of the great female jazz artists of the golden age. Some of her most memorable appearances include her performances at the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2001 and at the Festival Pûlly à l'heure du Québec in Pully, Switzerland, in 2006. In 2009, she met the Argentinian piano great Juanjo Hermida, and the two virtuosos quickly formed a strong artistic partnership and have since pursued their musical journey together.
Join us aboard The Gauguin, as Pascale performs Remembering Edith Piaf and From Argentina with Love.
other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin
Acclaimed academic, Fulbright scholar, author, teacher, lecturer, and art historian and curator Caroline Boyle-Turner is a perennially popular guest host aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Join us aboard as she enriches your appreciation for our ship’s namesake and his circle of friends.
Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are the owners and winemakers of Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, an ultra-premium, sustainable, 70-acre vineyard with an international reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Enjoy a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta join us aboard The Gauguin.
Join the Tuamotus & the Society Islands itinerary on September 7, 2022, to experience two very special Smithsonian Journeys Experts on language and anthropology in the South Pacific. when Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz join us aboard The Gauguin.
The University Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography at Western Kentucky University, Dr. David Keeling has visited more than 185 countries and studied a wide range of topics, from the geography of exploration and discovery to socio-economic change. Join us aboard The Gauguin as he shares his expertise in a series of fascinating lectures.