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The UdK Berlin is committed to helping people in need. This year, up to half of the donations from the festival will go to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft" and will benefit the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. Donate directly to the collection campaign here.

We want to enable all people, regardless of income and social situation, to participate in music and culture. That's why in 2017, most of crescendo's events were held with free admission for the first time. In 2023, we will continue this philosophy for the sixth time.

Nevertheless, there are of course costs involved in producing a two-week festival. Therefore, we cordially ask you for your donation. With any amount, whether two or 200€, you not only honor the commitment of the artists who perform without fee, but also support the presentation of our artistic work in the future.

How can you support us?
Donating is very easy!

If possible, visit our concerts and support us with an amount of your choice. For this purpose you will find donation boxes in the concert hall foye

If you don't want to wait until the festival, here's the UdK account link:

Berliner Volksbank
IBAN: DE74 1009 0000 8841 0161 74
Universität der Künste Berlin
Verwendungszweck: crescendo

Notes for donors: You can make your donation tax deductible up to an amount of 300 Euros with your bank statement. Amounts exceeding this amount will of course be acknowledged with a donation receipt.

Please contact:
Tel. (030) 3185 2163


Thank you for the support!