Video of the ceremony at the mdw media centre
Watch the speeches and the evening’s concerts at the mdw media centre:
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15 June 2017
A further highlight: the mdw staged live performances throughout the entire complex of cultural institutions on Lothringerstraße: the Vienna Konzerthaus with all its halls and foyers, the university’s own spaces, and the Akademietheater. This fulminant evening’s 40-act roster included star conductor Franz Welser-Möst, mdw alumna and mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman, Willi Resetarits, and the wind formation Mnozil Brass (whose members also attended the mdw), as well as Federspiel, Gudrun von Laxenburg, and Ankathie Koi.
Alongside this diverse musical programme, the Department of Film and Television – Film Academy Vienna gave a best-of presentation of short films by current students. At the Akademietheater, the Department of Drama – Max Reinhardt Seminar presented the narrative-rich play Hose Fahrrad Frau. The scholarly departments of the mdw introduced current research projects, and the mdw exhibition Wenn ich komponiere, bin ich wieder in Wien [I Return to Vienna When I Compose] of the exil.arte Center for music in exile offered special guided tours the entire evening long.