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Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser Awarded Title "LIPA Companion"

Aug 15, 2006 12:49 PM

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Paul McCartney with four LIPA Companions (left to right): David Stark, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser, Lynda Bellingham and Sir Ken Robinson.

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) has awarded Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser the title of companion. With this award, LIPA is expressing its gratitude to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of audio specialist Sennheiser, both for his pre-eminence in the field of sound engineering and his long-lasting support for the institute.

LIPA awards the title "Companion" in recognition of outstanding achievement in the service of art and entertainment, and honors those who share their knowledge and their experience with the students. Mark Featherstone-Witty, who co-founded LIPA with Sir Paul McCartney, states, "Sennheiser provides the fuel of support to propel the vehicle of future talent. Their practical friendship is treasured."

Sennheiser says, "We were fascinated right from the start by the idea of an institute that trains young artists and their technical counterparts under one roof. And we have supported that idea ever since the foundation of LIPA by giving lectures and providing scholarships for students studying for the Sound Technology B.A. Degree. Sennheiser also presents Student Achievement Awards every year in recognition of special personal achievements by students. And, of course, the students are able to work with the latest Sennheiser and Neumann products, for example with our wireless microphone systems and studio microphones."

LIPA embraces those who perform and those who make performance possible through a holistic curriculum that combines performance, technical innovation, understanding, and business awareness. It requires students to extend their existing major skill into performing and non-performing allied skills, as well as business skills and intellectual development.

Further LIPA awards in 2006 went to Lynda Bellingham (actress), Sir Ken Robinson (educationist), Terence Stamp (film actor), and David Stark (founder and editor of creative resource SongLink).

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