On July 23, 2016, during the 41st Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, the beginning of the activities of the Friends’s Circle and later sponsoring association AMICI DEL CANTIERE was officially announced on the occasion of a commemoration event for the 90th birthday of Hans Werner Henze at the Teatro Poliziano.

Many of those who had known Henze personally and had worked with him met that day. People who understood, lived and carried on the spirit and aspiration of the “International Art Workshop”. Artists whose professional careers had begun in Montepulciano and who returned one day to build a bridge between the great personalities of the previous years and the younger generations.


Since the association was founded in 2018, the AMICI DEL CANTIERE have already given several projects substantial support, including the “Ensemble degli Intrigati” specialising in contemporary music, a composition course for young composers and a contribution towards the travel and accommodation costs of the RNCM Symphony Orchestra.


Board

Christa Pfeffer

PA to Kent Nagano at the
Hamburg State Opera

Honorary President

Roland Böer

Conductor

Chairman

Dr. Michael Kerstan

CEO of the Hans-Werner-Henze-Foundation

Deputy chairman

Detlev Glanert

Composer

Treasurer

Avv. Giorgio Masina

Lawyer

Cash auditor

Founding Members

Christa Pfeffer

PA to Kent Nagano at the
Hamburg State Opera

Honorary President

Detlev Glanert

Composer

Treasurer

Roland Böer

Conductor

Chairman

Dr. Christiane Albiez

Authorized officer at Schott Music

Robert Becker

Music Lover and enthusiastic visitor of the Cantiere for 30 years

Gudrun Böhm

Music Lover and enthusiastic visitor of the Cantiere for 30 years

Dr. Michael Kerstan

CEO of the Hans-Werner-Henze-Foundation

Deputy chairman

Gudrun Böhm

Intendant of the Frankfurt Opera

Uta Werning-Woyniewicz

Violinist and music teacher

Further Members

Sonia Mazzini

President of the Fondazione Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte

Giorgio Masina

Lawyer

Cash auditor

Prof. Dr. Michael Krautzberger

Honorary Professor at the Humboldt University Berlin

Sylvia Krautzberger

Dr. Barbara Becker

Dr. Kai Becker


Statute

You will find our statute (only available in german) here.