Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Music Lovers,
It is an especially great pleasure for me to be the patron of the Leipzig Bach Festival in this particular year, 2017. Because in addition to marking the anniversary of the Reformation, it also marks another anniversary: in 2017, Finland celebrates its 100th year as an independent nation. We want to celebrate this anniversary year with all friends of Finland– and the Bach Festival offers us a wonderful opportunity to do so….
I wish all visitors an inspiring Bach Festival in 2017 – and warmly invite you to celebrate this very special year with us.
Ambassador of Finland