Photos of events 2009
Welcome to the Bertelsmann Stiftung photo archives containing images from our 2009 events. The photos are also available for download.
NEUE STIMMEN 2009 - Final Concert and Press Conference
The winner of the 2009 "NEUE STIMMEN" International Singing Contest is Eunju Kwon. The 24-year-old soprano from South Korea took top prize with outstanding renditions of the arias "No word from Tom" from Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress" and "Eccomi in lieta vesta" from Bellini's "I Capuleti e i Montechi." Second and third place were also taken by singers from South Korea: bass Kihwan Sim and tenor JunHo You. Fourth place went to tenor Pavel Kolgatin from Russia, fifth place to soprano Andriana Chuchman from Canada, sixth place to Rachel Frenkel from Israel and seventh place to bass Mikhail Korobeyniko from Russia.
Memorial Service for Reinhard Mohn
Saying goodbye to Reinhard Mohn: Together with the Mohn family, numerous political, business and social leaders and long-time colleagues came together in Gütersloh on October 16, 2009, to pay their respects to the philanthropist and entrepreneur.
Final Event in the German President's Forum on Demographic Change
On April 2, 2009, at the final event in the German President's Forum on Demographic Change, the organizers looked back at their efforts since 2005, when the series was launched by Germany's president and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The goal of the forum was to increase awareness among policymakers, the business community, social leaders, media representatives and the public on the challenges stemming from demographic change.