Congratulations of the President of Italy

To the President of the Gustav Mahler Foundation
Dott. Sandro Repetto

To celebrate the decennial of the Gustav Mahler Academy, the Head of State is honoured to send you, dear Sir, and to the entire teaching staff, to the institutional personnel and to the pupils his best wishes together with the expression of his highest appreciation for the qualified educational activity carried out by your Institute.
Such a significant achievement confirms the excellence of the intuition that led Maestro Claudio Abbado to place in Bolzano, with its ancient vocation as cultural crossroads, the seat of this educational project of European stature, capable of approaching young talents as well as the greatest figures of contemporary music.
Nourished by both public and private resources, today this project is the symbolic testimonial of the universal significance of the musical language and of its unique ability in bringing together human and artistic experiences from over the longest distances.
With this spirit in mind and in formulating these heart-felt wishes for the Academy's successful future, to you all the President of the Republic extends his warmest regards together with my own.

Donato Marra
Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic.
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