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Jonathan Mills celebrates links with Germany at Berlin event

Festival Director Jonathan Mills celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Festival and highlights the long and continuing links between the German cultural and media scene and the Edinburgh International Festival at a special event taking place on Tuesday 20 March 2012 at the British Embassy in Berlin.

At the event, Jonathan will also talk about the leading German artists taking part in Edinburgh International Festival 2012.

Anne Schwanewilms, Andreas Homoki, Vivane Hagner, Hanno Muller-Brachmann, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Okka von der Damerau, Katherina Muller, Maximillian Schmidt, Tareq Nazmi, Justus Zeyen, Anja Kampe and Dietrich Henschel are among the German artists contributing to three weeks of classic and contemporary music, dance, theatre, opera, and discussion in venues across Edinburgh this summer.

Festival Director Jonathan Mills said:

‘I would like to thank the British Council and the British Embassy in Berlin for joining with the Festival to help create this opportunity to focus on the vibrant and vital ties between the cultural life of Germany over the last six and a half decades and the Edinburgh International Festival.

‘It is a delight that once again we will be welcoming some of the leading artists working in Germany today to Edinburgh this year. And I look forward to seeing old friends and new from Germany joining audiences from across the world in Scotland’s stunning capital this August.

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