The Kempinski Young Artist Programme Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Kempinski’s program helps young artists to study abroad and hone their craft By: Megan Brickwood
Kempinski’s anniversary festivities hosted representatives from the arts and alumni of the Young Artist Program. // © 2014 Kempinski
Kempinski’s anniversary festivities hosted representatives from the arts and alumni of the Young Artist Program. // © 2014 Kempinski

The Details

Last month, the Kempinski Young Artist Programme celebrated its 5th anniversary at Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin. The program supports young artists in music and the visual arts by subsidizing their travel to promote international study and cross-cultural exchange. The event was held in cooperation with Bard College Berlin. Leon Botstein, president of the college, directed a discussion panel with various figures in the arts as well as Young Artist Programme alumni.

The Kempinski Young Artist Programme is led by Duncan O’Rourke, chief operating officer of Kempinski, and program director Marylea van Daalen. The program has supported 21 artists so far, including singers, conductors, pianists, painters and photographers.

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