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Located mid-stream in the River Elbe, in the HafenCity, is Hamburg's newest concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the Elbphilharmonie is itself a total work of art, combining architecture, music and a unique location. The ceremonial opening of the building took place in January 2017, and since then it has welcomed hundred thousands of visitors, whether to the freely accessible plaza or the concert hall, which boasts a revolutionary acoustic concept that makes it one of the best in the world.
Julius Baer is proud of its partnership with this prominent establishment. The bank's involvement means a commitment to a range of formats and enormous cultural diversity, both regionally and internationally. We are convinced there will be enduring interest both domestically and abroad, and look forward to seeing the ongoing development of this very promising cultural institution!
The international music festival presents the best of classical music over more than two weeks each summer. The festival is a place for discovery and learning, allowing different generations to interact, inspire each other, and share their passion with the public.
The Festival also forges links between the young and the great masters. The Verbier Festival Academy identifies, encourages, and nurtures the extraordinary artists of tomorrow, inviting selected young talents from around the globe each year to take part in festival activities.
Julius Baer has been a sponsor of the Verbier Festival since 2010.
Dubai Opera, together with Art Dubai, is the radiant centre of arts and culture in Dubai. The Opera opened its doors to the public in August 2016 and hosts performances ranging from classical themes such as opera, ballet, and classical music to the more modern including musicals, fashion shows, jazz performances, and comedies. The stunning architecture of the Opera was designed by the Danish architect Janus Rostock and is a work of art in itself.
Julius Baer is honoured to be a main partner of the Dubai Opera productions since January 2018. This partnership reflects the bank’s commitment to supporting Dubai’s cultural scene and aims to raise awareness of Julius Baer’s brand both locally and internationally.
Since 2015, Julius Baer has been honoured to be the official financial sponsor of the Contemporary Section of Art Dubai, the leading international Art Fair in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Julius Baer is also the official partner of the fair’s Forum Fellows programme, which enables a selection of practitioners to meet, share ideas and best practices.. Julius Baer’s partnership with Art Dubai is in line with our long-term commitment to supporting the United Arab Emirates’ emergence as both a business and cultural hub. It also highlights our trust in the importance of the local art scene, which we believe will continue to expand and attract further interest from the art community around the world.
The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO) was established by Claudio Abbado and is based in Vienna. Since its establishment, the orchestra has served to provide extraordinary concert experiences through its talent, professionalism and enthusiasm.
Each year, over 2,500 talented orchestral musicians from all over Europe apply to the youth orchestra. After a strict selection procedure, those who are chosen are able to take part in orchestral projects, where they work with the most important conductors and soloists of our time. Concerts are given in renowned concert halls and at leading festivals in Europe. In this manner, members of the GMJO are able to acquire experience that is decisive for their musical development and future careers as professional musicians. Thus, many former members of the GMJO work in important orchestras all over Europe, and various orchestras and ensembles have been established out of the GMJO.
Julius Baer has supported the GMJO for over 20 years.
The Lucerne Festival at the Piano is devoted entirely to the art of pianism. Taking place in autumn each year, the festival brings together outstanding representatives of the pianistic guild, from legendary masters and promising young artists, to philosophers at the keyboard and celebrated virtuosos.
The Lucerne Festival at the Piano is part of the overall Lucerne Festival, which comprises three festivals: ‘at Easter’, ‘in Summer’, and ‘at the Piano’.
Julius Baer has been a partner of the Lucerne Festival at the Piano since 1998, and is now concert sponsor.
Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (mudac)
Since its opening in 2000, the mudac in Lausanne has established a reputation for having an inquisitive attitude to the things that shape our way of life, and has always sought to ask pertinent questions. It prides itself on providing a forum for dialogue and exchange, bringing together design with the applied arts and contemporary art. This unique and bold approach is recognised throughout the world, with exhibitions staged from Paris to Shanghai.
Bank Julius Baer is proud to be mudac’s Main Partner. The partnership will encompass the museum’s move into ‘PLATEFORME 10’ – a new arts district consisting of five world-class institutions directly next to the Lausanne train station.
Every year, four highly-talented opera singers from around the world are selected to take part in the Theatre Basel OperAvenir programme. The one-year post-graduate programme serves to further cultivate the singers’ skills and as a bridge to a professional career. Daily rehearsals, workshops, and actual performances are led by theatre professionals.
Julius Baer has been a proud sponsor of OperAvenir for more than ten years.
The Städel Museum, located in Frankfurt, has one of the most important international art collections in the world. It contains more than 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, 4,600 photographs, and 100,000 drawings and printed graphics. Together, these present a rich retrospective of 700 years of European art history.
The scientific research of the inventory as well as the development of internationally recognised exhibitions out of their collection is the museum’s key aspect. Another main concern is art education for specific target groups, which deals with the collection’s content and generic art issues.
Julius Baer is committed to the visual arts, and in 2006 became Städel Museum’s first corporate partner.