PODIUM is a stage for encounters in Esslingen, where multidisciplinarity comes just as naturally as internationality. It gives young and uprising European musicians the chance to discover new ways of performing in the 21st century. PODIUM serves as a platform for cultural innovation, where everyone can take part: young people with different backgrounds take responsibility and engage themselves autonomously in the organization team. Citizens support PODIUM financially and consultative through the PODIUM Music Foundation.
What the nominator wrote:
PODIUM is a moveable network of young people creatinga new and revolutionary festival for classical music. The young creators come from all kinds of fields – the PODIUM team demonstrates that cultural creation at a high standard is not up to the elite of artists, but rather benefits from a dialog between all life and knowledge domains. Podium has created a highly professional cultural trademark, which attracts many young, enthusiastic people and encourages them to invest a large part of their free time for the bigger and smaller tasks of this project. With its idea it gives classical Music a modern and contemporary shape.