Over 100 Deutsche Bank clients and staff members attended the pre-concert dinner reception. Rose Zhu, Chief Country Officer, together with Stephan Leithner, Head of Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory, hosted the event and addressed the gathering with a welcome speech: "Over the past 14 years, the Beijing Music Festival has been dedicating efforts to promote classical music in China and enrich the cultural exchange between the West and East, especially between China and Germany. The commitments and outstanding results are widely recognized. Deutsche Bank is a leading global financial institution which has been doing business in China for about 140 years; therefore, it has strong understanding of China, where it is deeply committed to deliver exceptional results for all the local and global clients from its global strengths and expertise. Globally, outside of businesses, Deutsche Bank also values cultural and ideological development and sees itself as a responsible corporate citizen in “fostering creativity and supporting cultural development”. Deutsche Bank is proud to sponsor the Beijing Music Festival for the fourth consecutive year.”
Deutsche Bank’s guests along with other 1,300 classical music fans enjoyed the performance of “Mahler Meets Bach” by the Gächinger Kantorei and Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Orchestra, conducted by Helmuth Rilling in their first official performance in China.
Henry Cai, Chairman of Corporate Finance, Asia, together with other Deutsche Bank senior bankers met with the conductor Helmuth Rilling and other musicians post-concert. Mr Cai thanked the musicians for an exceptional performance.