The audite anniversary event on June 23rd in the Bertelsmann Representative Office Berlin was a great success! About 90 invited guests from press, radio and music industry enjoyed the presentation of the anniversary productions in the press conference. Speakers were Michael Haefliger (Artistic and Executive Director LUCERNE FESTIVAL), Siegwald Bütow (Orchestra Manager WDR-Sinfonieorchester), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rathert (Universität Mücnchen) and Stefan Lang (Deutschlandradio Kultur). Remy Franck, Editor-in-Chief of pizzicato and Jury Chairman of the ICMA, led through the press conference and also presented the ICMA Award Label of the Year 2013 which audite received in March in Milan. Musically the press conference was embraced by appearances of the Mandelring Quartett and the Piano Duo Mona & Rica Bard.
The following reception on the roof terrace of the building ("Alte Kommandantur") brought not only sunshine and summer feelings but also phantastic views, culinary delights and plenty of conversation in relaxed atmosphere. During the reception the Mandelring Quartett delighted all guests with a second appearance, this time with non-classical repertoire.
You can find impressions of the anniversary celebration in the video and the picture gallery (photo credits: Martin Hoffmeister, ICMA). An overview of the anniversary productions can be found here.