EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne is staged by the Cologne-based public broadcaster WDR and by the City of Cologne. We also thank the Philharmonie Friends Association and the Arts Foundation of North-Rhine Westphalia without whose unstinting support it would have been impossible to produce this festival.
LANXESS is strongly committed to supporting the arts. It focuses on education, innovation and encouraging talent in children and young people. As main sponsor of EIGHT BRIDGES, LANXESS is proud to support concerts and projects that promote talent. These include the LANXESS Composition Competition, the EIGHT BRIDGES Writing School, the ON@ACHT BRÜCKEN Music Night and much more.
Sparkasse KölnBonn is delighted to sponsor the popular EIGHT BRIDGES Lunch festival series – half-hour musical tasters that set the tone for the evening concerts. Thanks to Sparkasse KölnBonn, admission to the Lunch events is free.
Many of the festival events are supported by Kuratorium KölnMusik e. V., an association of representatives from leading Cologne businesses and many private individuals: Children's Day, numerous education projects and the festival opening day in the underground would not be possible without their support.