Author and Professor Dr Christoph Stölzl was born in 1944 and is a cultural historian. Between 1980 and 1987, he was the Director of the München Stadtmuseums (Munich City Museum); in 1987, he was appointed as the founding director of the Deutschen Historischen Museums (the German Museum of History) in Berlin. He was Berlin’s Senator for Culture and Science between 2000 and 2001, and Vice-President of the Berlin Parliament between 2002 and 2006. He was also a long-standing scientific collaborator for the Villa Grisebach auction house in Berlin. He’s been the Head of the FRANZ LIST Music High School in Weimar since 1 July 2010.