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Farewell to the President of the University of the Arts Berlin – Special Event

Daniel Nartschick

35 years after his appointment as Professor for Classical Guitar and 15 years after his first election to the presidency of the Universitiy Martin Rennert will leave the UdK Berlin in January 2020.

Dean of the College of Music from 1989 to 1995 and instigator of the succesfull music festival "crescendo", Martin Rennert was elected president of the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) in 1995, of which he remains an honorary member. His further functions are numerous, e.g. member of the academic council of the Zurich University, on the supervisory board of ARTE, ongoing membership of various boards of the rbb and the ARD. He has been Deputy Chairman of the Berlin Conference of University presidents since 2006.

Under his presidency the UdK Berlin has developed into one of the foremost Academies of the Arts in the world.

The Symphony Orchestra of the UdK Berlin under the direction of Prof. Steven Sloane and the Artemis Quartet will perform at the festive farewell on 22 November 2019 in the concert hall of the UdK Berlin. Speakers will be Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin, Wolfgang Branoner, former Senator and Chairman of the University Council of the UdK Berlin, Carla Delfos, former Executive Director of ELIA, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. E. Jürgen Zöllner, former Senator. On this occasion Prof. Martin Rennert will also be awarded an Honorary Senatorship of the UdK Berlin.

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