Since the first day I visited Leipzig, I have loved this city for its outstanding music tradition and its international significance for artistic programming. The best example, of course, is the annual Bach Festival which draws guests from all over the world. Like a well-groomed garden Leipzig is the place where music blossoms. For this reason I am excited to serve with the First International Choir Festival Leipzig. 2017 is special year in the life of our city where the Reformation flourished and with it the love of music in the life of the people. Come to Leipzig and experience the joy and the pathos of music, and enjoy Leipzig hospitality!