Fostering is an impressive tradition in Hamburg. This Hanseatic habit is well represented by the OSCAR AND VERA RITTER FOUNDATION, which as principal partner closely connected with TROPAG. The promotion of musical talents, in which this foundation is involved, can be seen as a result of our economic efficiency.
This connection is also of symbolic importance: Economic success is not an end in itself but should benefit people. The success of the OSCAR AND VERA RITTER FOUNDATION, whose importance is not only restricted to Hamburg, is therefore well worth mentioning. The international work of the foundation and the goals achieved by many of its former scholars confirm the successful fostering of the scholars. We shall attend to this responsibility also in future with priority.