Ibrahim Maalouf Fell in Love with Monte-Carlo

Published on October 22, 2020Updated on June 19, 2023

There are so many reasons to love Monaco.
It’s an exceptional place where anything is possible. Where luck finds those who come to meet it with a smile. A parade of experiences and memories await you under the Mediterranean sun... Ibrahim Maalouf, a jazz fusion trumpeter, composer and writer, lets us in on his passion for the Principality.

Let’s fall in love with Monte-Carlo!


What do you love most about Monaco?


Ibrahim Maalouf: Monaco vaguely reminds me of the image I have of pre-war Beirut: it’s elegant, classy, and teeming with curious visitors from all over the world.

What is your best memory of Monaco?


I.M: A tribute concert to the great Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum at the Opera Garnier, alongside the cream of New York Jazz. It was an incredibly inspiring blend of cultures.

In a word, Monaco is...


I.M: Awe-inspiring.

I love Monte-Carlo because artistically it’s hugely inspiring.

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