The rich get richer: Salzburg Festival gains a sponsormain
Press Release of the 2018 Salzburg Festival
Ground-Breaking Commitment from the Kühne Foundation
Kühne Foundation Becomes a Main Sponsor of the Salzburg Festival through 2021
Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, and Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kühne, President of the Kühne Foundation. Photos: SF/Anne Zeuner
(SF, 24 August 2018) From 2019, the Kühne Foundation will be a Main Sponsor of the Salzburg Festival. Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, and Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kühne, President of the Kühne Foundation, announced the signing of the contract at today’s press conference in Salzburg. The cooperation agreement initially spans three years, running through 31 December 2021. The Salzburg Festival and the Kühne Foundation thereby significantly extend their successful partnership of many years. Since 2013 the Kühne Foundation has supported the “Young Singers Project”, a high-carat platform for international young vocalists.
“For the Festival it is a great honour and pleasure to extend its circle of main sponsors by a foundation for the first time. I am deeply convinced that this partnership will give new impulses to both parties,” declares Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler.
Klaus-Michael Kühne adds: “Entrepreneurial success should always be linked to a responsibility towards society. In my opinion, the goal is not only to donate money, but to invest in the future of our community and offer that community new impulses with well-designed projects