Topping-out ceremony in October 2019

On the occasion of the completion of the shell of the Casals Forum, building promoters, donors and project partners as well as representatives of the federal government and the state of Hesse celebrated the topping-out ceremony of the new chamber music hall in Kronberg.

  • Photo: Patricia Truchsess

  • Photo: Patricia Truchsess

  • Jürgen Fitschen (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Kronberg Academy Foundation), Raimund Trenkler (Founder and Chairman of the Board of Kronberg Academy Foundation) / Photo: Patricia Truchsess

  • Gidon Kremer / Photo: Lutz Sternstein

  • From left to right: Raimund Trenkler (founder and chairman of the Board of Kronberg Academy Foundation), Thomas Köhler (member of the senate of Kronberg Academy Foundation), Sir András Schiff (pianist and member of the artistic council of Kronberg Academy), Jürgen Fitschen (chairman of the Board of Trustees of Kronberg Academy Foundation), Mihaela Martin (violist, artist at the Kronberg Academy Festival and principal professor of the Kronberg Academy study programmes), Klaus E Temmen (mayor of the city of Kronberg), Marta Casals Istomin (widow of the cellist Pablo Casals, member of the artistic council of Kronberg Academy and patron of the Kronberg Academy Festival), Volker Staab (founder and managing director of Staab Architekten, Berlin), Minister of State Axel Wintermeyer (Head of the Hessian State Chancellery) / Photo: Patricia Truchsess