University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" LeipzigCard RegioCard
The oldest University of Music and Theatre in Germany
The Leipzig Conservatory was opened in 1843 as the first higher education institution for music in Germany. It was founded by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, who worked in Leipzig for 12 years and is regarded as the most important Leipzig Gewandhaus conductor. He fundamentally reformed musical life in Leipzig. The photo shows the building, which was inaugurated in 1887 in Grassistraße 8 and boasts a neo-Renaissance façade.
The "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" University of Music and Theatre (HMT for short) still functions as a cadre training ground for the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, which is one of the world's leading orchestras. The Leipzig Notenrad also takes bicyclists on a musical tour past the university, which hosts about 700 public events a year.
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