2018: The European Year of Cultural Heritage

Author: IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Cultural heritage is the beating heart of European life. It is the fabric of our communities and societies, and the thread that connects our past to our future. Cultural heritage is woven into our landscapes, our literature, our food and our films. And in 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage is celebrating the rich tapestry of our shared history and identity.

  • 2018: The European Year of Cultural Heritage | Copyright: © EU

    © EU

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 has kicked off. Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport launched the year at the European Culture Forum 2017.

He was joined by 800 participants, including representatives from the IMZ, when he stated "Cultural heritage is something that we have inherited from our ancestors and that we experience, often unconsciously, in our daily lives. Wherever we come from and whatever we believe in, it is our cultural heritage that makes us European. It is our heritage that makes Europe meaningful."

Since the foundation of the IMZ in 1961 it has been our goal to preserve the performing arts as a cultural asset, to reach and engage new audiences for music + dance through audiovisual media and to contribute to a thriving and sustainable performing arts industry.

Join us in rasing awareness for cultureal heritage and in our mission to not only cherish but also further develop our cultural richness.



DVD + Blu-Ray: Mozart : Le nozze di Figaro

Bel Air Media

A historical production by Jean-Louis Martinoty, these "Nozze di Figaro" recorded in Paris and conducted by René Jacobs are now also available on Blu-ray!

Vinyl: Bach’s “French Suites” now available on Vinyl

Accentus Music GmbH

After the huge success of the CD and digital release, the recording with Chinese pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei is now available on double-LP.

The official Moscow Philharmonic Society app

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

The official Moscow Philharmonic Society app is the easiest way to keep track of detailed concert listings of almost all music venues in Moscow.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Münchner Philharmoniker at the BBC Proms 2016

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Valery Gergiev takes the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra to the BBC Proms 2016 for a concert of utmost drama and vivid musicianship.


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.