Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends of the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden!
On the 2017 jubilee it is a matter of great importance for me to say thank you.
First, I would like to thank the artists, who thrill, inspire and move us with their work, their dedication and their creativity. They are the heart, the inner and most important core of the festival process. We are pleased about the congratulations they received and their memories, which we want to share with you in this anniversary publication.
I would like to thank the partners from the business sector who have contributed greatly towards the yearly realisation of the festivals with their material and non-material support.
I would like to thank the sponsors, who recognise the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden as an important cultural institution and with their contributions from public sources enable the programming of innovative artistic approaches.
I would like to thank the media representatives for their benevolent and constructive reporting.
I would like to thank my staff, who set the scene for the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden programme year-round with great enthusiasm and recognised professionalism.
And finally, I would like to thank you, the cherished audience and members of the Gmundner Festival Club. You reward our events, our work and the dedication of the artists with your interest and your attendance. Please remain loyal!
I look forward to further pleasant encounters at the events of the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden.
PROF. JUTTA SKOKAN
Intendant of the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden