Welcoming Word

Prior to the first concert by Igor Levit on 25 August 2020 as part of this year’s Musikfest Berlin, the Federal Minister for Culture and the Media Professor Monika Grütters welcomed the audience to this year’s festival.

Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

Ca. 8 min
In German with optional German and English subtitles

“Art and music have proven for many people to be essential food for the soul and are necessary for the survival of our democracy.” With these words, the Federal Minister for Culture and the Media, Professor Monika Grütters emphasized in her welcoming address the great importance that the Federal Government attaches to art and culture.