From 3 to 5 November International Kurt Masur Institute

15 Oct 2017 –The home of the foundation known as the International Kurt Masur Institute (IKMI) is to be officially opened at the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig with a major gala weekend from 3 to 5 November 2017. A wide-ranging programme of events has been organised. Prominent friends, colleagues, interpreters and scholars of Kurt Masur, all of international standing, will be sharing their views on the subject of Beethoven. Among those expected to attend are the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, the conductor Ken-David Masur, Dr. Michael Ladenburger (from the Beethoven House in Bonn) and musicologist Prof. Peter Gülke. Also on the timetable will be recitals by musicians from the Mendelssohn Orchestra Academy at the Gewandhaus, the Kurt Masur Orchestra Academy attached to the Dresden Philharmonic, and scholarship winners from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. The gala weekend will also feature readings of letters from the Masur estate, and an educational programme with pupils from the Kurt Masur School in Leipzig.

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