In February 2014, our colleague Franz Patay will become the Director of Konservatorium Wien University. He will be the successor of Ranko Markovic and Gottfried Eisl. Franz Patay will continue being the General Secretary of the IMZ (Internationales Musik & Medien Zentrum Wien) and, as such participate in the activities of the ICMA Jury. Congratulations, dear Franz! We wish you plenty of success in your new task. Konservatorium Wien University offers world class training programs for instrumentalists, singers, dancers and actors. Every year, around 850 young people from more than 50 countries study with about 250 renowned artists and teachers.