As part of Deutsche Bank Italy's 'International Symphony Orchestras' project, the Munich Philharmonic conducted by the famous Christoph Eschenbach performed at the Teatro alla Scala, the renowned opera house in Milan, on November 13. Vadim Repin, one of the world's leading violinists, dazzled an audience of 2,000 people with his performance of Beethoven, Bruch and Dvorák.
Deutsche Bank Italy has been the sole sponsor of the 'International Symphony Orchestras' project since 2009, contributing to Italy's cultural heritage programmes through its support of the National Trust of Italy, the Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (FAI). The Trust is a non-profit organisation with the purpose of protecting and preserving Italy's cultural heritage that may otherwise be lost. Money raised from concerts performed through the 'International Symphony Orchestras' project goes to the Trust. In particular, funds are being raised for the FAI's conservation project of the Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, built between 1932-1935 by architect Piero Portaluppi.
Deutsche Bank's Hermann-Josef Lamberti, COO and member of the Management Board; Guido Heuveldop, Global CAO for PBC, Vorstand PGK and Member of the PBC ExCo, and Flavio Valeri, Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Italy, attended the performance.
Representatives of the Italian banking and financial sector, along with top management of large industrial companies, also made an appearance at event. Among them were: Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman of the global insurance company Generali; Fabio Cerchiai, Chairman of the Italian holding company Atlantia; Corrado Faissola, Chairman UBI Banca banking group; Pietro Guindani, Chairman of Vodafone Italy; Roberto Napoletano, Editor in Chief of Il Sole 24 Ore, the Italian national business newspaper; and, the world renowned Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini.