“I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks. What the German Forum did for me went far above and beyond what I expected. I am very grateful for the chance to come to New York City to read, because it has not only enriched my experience as a writer, but helped me so much in expanding my working opportunities.”�?span class="lettercaption">Claudius Niessen, Book Author (Leipzig)
“The German Forum offers a wonderful chance for young artists like me to perform in this exciting and important city. It was a great honor to be invited to play with such a wonderful and highly talented group of musicians. Being part of the German Forum on November 7th, 2007 was an important and critical step in my professional career.�?span class="lettercaption"> Isang David Enders, Cellist (Darmstadt)
“I am very grateful to the German Forum for its wonderful support during all the years I have lived in New York. Your organization provided me with a scholarship to pursue my studies at Mannes College of Music and offered me several opportunities to sing at its events. This gave me additional performing experience, which is critical for any young singer. All things considered, the connection and recognition I received from the German Forum has been and continues to be incredibly helpful in my career. Thank you very much.�?br />
Christine Reber, Soprano (Reutlingen)
“Invited by the German Forum, I participated together with two other young musicians in a classical concert at the Kosciusko Foundation Concert Hall in Manhattan. It was a wonderful and very important experience for me to celebrate my New York debut as a young flutist in such a wonderful place. Thank you for the opportunity to widen my artistic horizon. All young artists depend on encouragement and having an outstanding environment to perform. You provided these and I want you to know: We need you!�?
Judith Hoffman, Flutist (Kassel)
“The trip to New York, which the German Forum sponsored, gave me the opportunity to experience a totally new and different culture. I met many interesting people and even made some new friends. Professionally, it was a most rewarding experience and it gave me a taste of what I will face in my future competitive career. To sum it up, New York was very exciting and lots of fun.�?span class="lettercaption"> Jana Thomas, Soprano (Luebeck)
“I really enjoyed being invited to New York by the German Forum and participating in a concert where I played the first movement of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata and Opus 15 by Henryk Wieniawski accompanied by Babette Hierholzer, piano. Playing to a big audience in Manhattan was a wonderful experience for me and will be unforgettable and very helpful for my future career. I am very grateful to the German Forum to have given me this opportunity. Johanna Pichlmair, Violin (Austria)