Organisers & management commitee
Kronberg Academy is today considered one of the most important places of training, inspiration and encounter for young violinists, violists, cellists and now also for young pianists. Located in the heart of Europe, it gathers the world’s most gifted young musicians and brings them together with the great artists of our time. Through the Kronberg Academy Study Programmes, young soloists work intensively with leading musicians all year round in the pursuit of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Kronberg Academy’s events – public masterclasses and chamber music projects, as well as the Kronberg Academy Festival – regularly offer the young artists a chance to share the stage with their role models, and also give audiences the opportunity to immerse themselves in this special atmosphere. Furthermore, Kronberg Academy’s students go on tour together several times each year where they perform as an ensemble on international stages. In building the Casals Forum, a new chamber music hall and study centre, Kronberg Academy will give all its tasks a home and a future.
Berlin University of the Arts
Berlin University of the Arts is one of the largest artistic universities in Europe and one of the few that combines all artistic disciplines and their related academic studies. Over 70 courses, in artistic practice, academia and teaching of the arts, are offered at its four colleges – Fine Arts; Architecture, Media and Design; Music; Performing Arts – as well as at the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences, the Inter-University Centre for Dance and the Jazz Institute Berlin. Around a fifth of its 4,000 students are from foreign nations. The history of the university can be traced back to establishment of the Prussian Academy of the Arts in Brandenburg in 1696.
It gained its present form in 1975 from the amalgamation of the Hochschule für bildende Künste and the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, which created the Hochschule der Künste (HdK). It has borne its new name, Universität der Künste Berlin in German, since 2001. Hosting more than 700 events each year, UdK Berlin contributes greatly to the cultural life of the city.