The Swedish Enterprise collection for His Majesty the King's 70th birthday is now closed. Thursday, April 28 a delegation from KMH – Vice-Chancellor Cecilia Rydinger Alin, Pro Vice-Chancellor Staffan Scheja, University Director Peter Liljenstolpe and chairman of the KMH Board Sture Carlsson – visited His Majesty at the Royal palace. Also present were representatives of the business community; Swedish Enterprise's Chairman Jens Spendrup, Hugo Leichsenring from The Swedish Federation of Business Owners, and Sven Erik Hammar from The Federation of Swedish Farmers.
The king and queen received the delegation and the gift was handed over to H M K by the business representatives in the form of a speech, delivered by Jens Spendrup, and a binder with all donors. The KMH Vice-Chancellor was then able to express congratulations and thank the King for His decision to donate the funds raised to KMH.
The donation will contribute to the completion of the future educational and research environments at the new campus, and the total currently stands at a total amount of just over 5 million SEK. As an acknowledgment to His Majesty the King the name of the large concert hall will from now on be Kungasalen (The King’s Hall). KMH look forward to welcoming the royal couple after moving to new campus!
– The donation to KMH shows a great confidence of His Majesty regarding KMH’s opportunities to educate musicians and music teachers of the highest quality, says Cecilia Rydinger Alin.
– The donation provides the opportunity for current and future students to increase interaction with society; to give children and adolescents access to artistic expression, enriching the professional music scene nationally and internationally, to strengthen research within the field of music, and to make a real benefit to society in a time of change. From the KMH staff and students: a warm thank you!