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ESMT Berlin holds benefit concert for Ukraine

4 members of the Klenke Quartett posing together
On March 31, 2022, the Klenke Quartett, a renowned string quartet that recently received the Saxon Mozart Prize, will give a charity concert at ESMT Berlin to support humanitarian aid projects in Ukraine.

The four musicians of the Klenke Quartett Beate Hartmann, Ruth Kaltenhäuser, Annegret Klenke, and Yvonne Uhlemann will perform the concert in the auditorium maximum, once the ballroom of the GDR state council building, now the campus of ESMT. Under Günter Brendel's frieze “Life in the GDR,” the four musicians, who themselves grew up in East Germany, will perform Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet, together with Nicola Jürgensen, Haydn’s String Quartet op. 77/1 in G major, and works by Erwin Schulhoff. 

The program: 

  • Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
  • Five Pieces for String Quartet (1923) 
  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) 
  • String quartet in G major op. 77/1   
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 
  • Clarinet quintet in A major KV 581 

After the concert, the audience is invited to a reception and a meeting with the musicians. 

Admission is free of charge. A donation to the Friends of ESMT (Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der ESMT e.V.), would be greatly appreciated. These donations will be used to support humanitarian aid projects in Ukraine. Please make your donation to the following bank account or contact the association by following this link. 

Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der ESMT e.V. 
Deutsche Bank AG Berlin 
Konto: 078 85 88 00, BLZ: 100 700 00 
IBAN: DE87 1007 0000 0078 8588 00 

Intended purpose: Ukraine support  

The concert will take place on March 31, 2022, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin. Those interested may register to attend on-campus via the registration link or watch the concert via the online livestream


About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, online, and in online blended format. Focusing on leadership, innovation, and analytics, its diverse faculty publishes outstanding research in top academic journals. Additionally, the international business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a non-profit private institution of higher education, accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA, and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all its activities and communities.