Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation

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Logo of the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation with the initials "M" and "B"

The Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation is a non-profit, legally competent and independent foundation under civil law, which is based in the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig .


After an independent foundation was established in 2003, an independent foundation with legal capacity was established in 2012 by the city of Leipzig and the registered association Mendelssohn-Haus Internationale Mendelssohn Foundation . On the basis of the foundation statutes of November 28, 2011, the council meeting on July 18, 2012 decided that the City of Leipzig should participate. The association brought the Mendelssohn House , the Mendelssohn Museum and the property belonging to it in Leipzig's Goldschmidtstrasse 12 to the foundation. It was recognized by the foundation supervisory authority on August 28, 2012.

Foundation purpose

Relief by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the entrance to the Mendelssohn House

The purpose of the foundation is to promote science, research, art, culture, monument protection and monument preservation. In particular, the artistic and social legacy of the composer and conductor of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy is to be researched, preserved and cultivated internationally. Furthermore, the musical education and training in the sense of the composer should be promoted, who founded the first German conservatory in Leipzig , which today bears the name University of Music and Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig . The foundation also operates the Mendelssohn Museum in the Mendelssohn House and the associated Remise in Leipzig.


In addition, the foundation supports the publication of the Leipzig Mendelssohn Complete Edition by the Saxon Academy of Sciences . The foundation publishes its own publications and organizes concerts. In addition, the International Mendelssohn Prize in Leipzig is awarded by the foundation, and it awards grants to particularly talented artists. The Mendelssohn House, which was acquired by the association in 1993 and incorporated into the foundation's assets, was saved from deterioration, and the Mendelssohn Museum in it was expanded for 1.5 million euros until February 2014. With the reopening, the work of the foundation raised the museum to an international level.

organization structure

In addition to the statutory board of directors, which consists of three to five people, there are two further foundation bodies , the foundation council and the scientific and artistic advisory board. The Board of Trustees consists of five to eleven members, and the Advisory Board can consist of up to twenty members.

The president of the foundation is (as of 2014) the conductor Kurt Masur , and the chairman of the foundation council is the mayor of Leipzig, Burkhard Jung . The three-person board consists of the managing director Jürgen Ernst, who is also the director of the Mendelssohn house, and the other members Ralph Bartmuß and Andreas Schulz.

To fulfill the purpose of the foundation, the foundation receives annual grants from the city of Leipzig, which were set at 225,000 euros in 2012. The foundation supervision lies with the regional directorate Saxony .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation ; Entry at the German Music Council on May 9, 2012; accessed on February 5, 2014.
  2. State Office of Saxony, registration number 07/2012.
  3. a b c statutes of the Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Stiftung ( Memento of the original of May 23, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , dated July 18, 2012, accessed January 27, 2014.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.mendelssohn-stiftung.de
  4. ^ Winner of the International Mendelssohn Prize in Leipzig , accessed on January 27, 2014.
  5. A whole house for Felix - the newly opened museum in the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig combines music salon with iPad ; Leipziger Internet Zeitung, February 3, 2014; accessed on February 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Mendelssohn House in Leipzig reopened after renovation - discover numerous rarities that have never been exhibited before on two floors ( Memento from February 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive ); MDR-Kultur, February 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Eva-Maria Kasimir: Mendelssohn House rebuilt for 1.5 million euros: Keep up with the big museums ; Leipziger Internet Zeitung, July 14, 2013; accessed on January 28, 2014.
  8. ^ New Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation receives 225,000 euros annually from the city of Leipzig ; LVZ-Online, May 29, 2012; accessed on February 5, 2014.
  9. ^ Landesdirektion Sachsen: Foundations based in the Free State of Saxony ; As of January 16, 2014, accessed on January 27, 2014.