The Bürgerfest is known for its rich cultural program and serves as an important platform for the presentation of voluntary associations and organizations showcasing their activities. Every year, the President invites guests from abroad. This year, the Czech Republic, the Czech-German Fund, and the Federal State of Thuringia were honored with the invitation. Sensio, with its MyCello project, was one of the organizations representing the diversity of Czech-German cooperation on-site.
Meeting with the German President and his wife
We are leaving Burgerfest with many experiences, one of the most significant being the meeting with the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and his wife, Elke Büdenbender. Both were genuinely interested in learning more about how MyCello plays and how it is made. In general, it was clear that they were highly interested in our project.
Unique mobile phone stand for the President
As a souvenir, we presented President Steinmeier with a phone stand created using 3D printing and adorned with the MyCello logo. This stand is not only practical but also represents the fusion of modern technology with art, reflecting our music. Additionally, our CEO, Jan Tobolík, advised the President that it was ideal for watching his favorite movies on Netflix or videos on YouTube, which amused the President and the surrounding guests.
MyCello attracted dozens of participants
The atmosphere of the event was superb. The melodies of well-known songs played by the talented cellist Eliška Mořkovská (featured in the second photo on the left) at MyCello attracted dozens of cellists and enthusiasts of innovative projects. They all had the opportunity to try out MyCello, and often, those interested stood in line. There was significant interest in the opportunity to try out this unusual musical instrument, even among people who had never played the cello, which brought us great joy.
The beautiful setting of the palace
The entire event was given a luxurious touch by the setting of Bellevue Palace, which serves as the official residence of the German President and is one of the most important historical symbols of Germany. Located in the heart of Berlin, in the Tiergarten district, it has a rich history dating back to the 18th century.
The palace was originally built in 1786 for Prince Ferdinand of Prussia, the youngest brother of Frederick the Great. At the time, it was known as "Bellevue" (which translates from French as "beautiful view") due to its magnificent location along the Spree River overlooking Tiergarten Park.
Throughout history, the palace has been used by various institutions, but since 1994, it has served as the official residence of the German President. This elegant and historically significant palace serves as a venue for important state events and receptions for heads of state. It is a symbolic expression of German history, tradition, and democracy and is an important part of Germany's cultural heritage.
One of the authors of the project, Jan Tobolík, accompanied by his colleague Jana Štěpaníková and cellist Eliska Mořkovská, attended the event on behalf of the MyCello team.
„Managing this mass of people was not easy at all, and I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to both my colleagues, Eliska Mořkovská and Jana Štěpaníková, for their commitment and professional approach throughout the event. I would also like to thank the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin and CzechInvest for their strong support," adds Jan Tobolík.