Anne-Sophie Mutter named honorary doctor

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    Note published 01.10.10

NTNU Rector Torbjørn Digernes says the world-famous German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter “represents a shining example of all that the university values.”

Digernes made Mutter an honorary doctor at the university’s special centennial concert held to celebrate the opening of Norway’s first institute of technology in Trondheim in 1910. His Majesty King Harald V attended the celebration.

“Anne-Sophie Mutter is a great ambassador for all the values by NTNU stands for. She is internationally outstanding, has deep knowledge and commitment to her art, and a global reach,” the rector said. Mutter plays frequently with the Trondheim Soloists, and Rector Digernes recognized her contribution to helping give the musicians – and Trondheim’s music scene – international visibility.