Innovation Award goes to company in Dresden

The Dresden-based company CLOUD&HEAT Technologies GmbH received the first ever Next Generation Award and prevailed over several other applicants. A top-class jury had evaluated the inventiveness and innovative business ideas of more than a dozen companies. More

A special day in Dresden

Before the award ceremony, Prince Albert II of Monaco had visited the research vessel of the German Ocean Foundation “Aldebaran”, which was anchored in Dresden. On Neumarkt, hundreds of Dresden residents and guests were present at the “Dresden singt und musiziert” (literally: “Dresden sings and makes music”) participation program, which has been organized by the Dresden Music Festival for 40 years. More

Götz Alsmann – the host of the evening

An evening not to be missed. Götz Alsmann, one of Germany’s most popular entertainers and musicians, will lead through the program in the Church of Our Lady. “I am very much looking forward to the extraordinary atmosphere in the Church of Our Lady”, says Götz Alsmann. “As a musician, I am naturally eager to hear the sound that so many people rave about, as well as to meet the awardees and laudators,” said the entertainer. More

Gerhard Richter – always a citizen of Dresden at the heart

On 8th of June, the painter Gerhard Richter will be honored for his artistic life’s work with the European Cultural Award TAURUS in the Church of Our Lady. Gerhard Richter’s decision to keep the Gerhard Richter Archive, founded in 2006 by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, permanently in Dresden has further underpinned Dresden’s reputation as a city of culture and demonstrates its close ties to its home city.
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High state visit to Dresden

Prince Albert II of Monaco will come to the Frauenkirche on 8th June to receive the European Cultural Award TAURUS together with the German Ocean Foundation. Prince Albert will be honored on behalf of his foundation, which was established in 2006, as a tireless fighter for the protection of the oceans. As the first head of state to visit both the North and South Poles, he has made a lasting commitment to protecting the world’s oceans. He is thus at home between pack ice and parquet flooring.
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Young conservationists wanted!

“The ocean begins here” – under this motto the research vessel of the German Ocean Foundation “Aldebaran” sets course for Dresden. On the occasion of the state visit, it will be mooring at a total of five stations along the banks of the Moldau and Elbe rivers from 4th of June. Saxon school classes are invited to apply for a full-day visit on board and be trained on the ship to become young researchers.
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The festival at the Church of our Lady

The countdown has started!  The European Cultural Award TAURUS 2018 will be presented in a festive gala on 8th of June in Dresden’s Frauenkirche. In the evening, great artists such as the popular actor Daniel Brühl, the exceptional tenor Piotr Beczala, the world-famous soprano Anja Harteros, the internationally renowned cellist and director of the Dresden Music Festival, Jan Vogler and world star Nana Mouskouri are expected in Dresden.
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Silbermond presents European Young Talent Award 2017

Standing ovations in the sold-out hall of the Elbphilharmonie. On October 3rd, the Felix Mendelssohn Youth Symphony Orchestra was awarded the European Youth Award 2017 in Hamburg. Prof. Clemens Malich, conductor and director of the ensemble, was delighted with the award and said: “It is a very special honor for us to receive such an honor.”
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Elbphilharmonie meets Elbflorenz

The Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall reflects the waves of the Elbe. Everything flows and connects. Dresden and Hamburg, two elective relatives on Germany’s most beautiful river, are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their town twinning this year. Be there when, on 3 October, a top international cellist from Dresden joins Hamburg’s famous up-and-coming orchestra in Hamburg’s Elbe Philharmonic Hall.
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“CREATIVE EUROPE” (2014-2020)

The current EU cultural funding program “CREATIVE EUROPE” (2014- 2020) promotes the mobility of creative productions and European cultural workers in the fields of music, film, theatre, media and literature across national borders. It builds on the success of previous cultural funding programs and is intended to provide both financial and non-material support to well over 200,000 artists and cultural players as well as numerous small and medium-sized enterprises.   More