• Marcel Beyer, writer
  • Colson Whitehead, American novelist
  • Anne Waldman, American poet
  • Petra Reski, journalist
  • Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer
  • Radu Lupu, Romanian pianist
  • Jerker Virdborg, Swedish novelist
  • Rafik Schami, Syrian novelist
  • Verena Roßbacher, Austrian novelist
  • Hallgrimur Helgason, Icelandic writer
  • Iris Radisch, literature critic
  • Iris Radisch, literature critic
  • James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer
  • Thomas Pletzinger, writer and literature agent
  • Semyon Bychkov, Russian conductor
  • Marina Lewycka , British novelist
  • Liza Marklund, Swedish crime writer and publisher
  • Band "No Angels" with Manager Khalid Schröder
  • Rik Reinking, curator & art collector
  • Jonathan Stroud, British writer
  • Thomas Kunst, poet
  • Gerhard Henschel, writer
  • Arne Bellstorf, comic artist
  • Mahmoud Doulatabadi, Persian writer
  • Ben Katchor, American cartoonist
  • Thomas Kunst, poet
  • Jaklin Celik, Turkish writer
  • M. A. Numminen, Finish musician and composer
  • Sven Amtsberg, musician, writer, publisher and performer
  • Mo Yan, Chinese writer
  • Norbert Gstrein, Austrian writer
  • Peter Wawerzinek, author
  • Hallgrimur Helgason, Icelandic author
  • Karen Duve, writer
  • Cornelia Schleime, painter
  • Edgar Hilsenrath, author
  • Zeruya Shalev, Israeli novelist
  • Arnon Grünberg, Dutch author and journalist
  • Mahmoud Doulatabadi, Persian novelist
  • Matias Faldbakken, Norwegian artist and writer
  • Norbert Gstrein, Austrian novelist
  • Sofi Oksanen, Finish Estonian playwright
  • Simon Beckett, British journalist and author
  • Mahmoud Doulatabadi, Persian writer
  • Sofi Oksanen, Finish Estonian playwright
  • Jonathan Meese, performance artist
  • John Burnside, Scottish poet and novelist
  • Peter Stamm, Swiss writer
  • Charles Curtis, American cellist/ composer
  • Marcel Beyer, writer
  • Peter Hamm, poet, critic and film director
  • Jenny Erpenbeck, writer/ director
  • Gertrud Leutenegger, Swiss writer
  • David Lodge, British novelist
  • Richard David Precht, philosopher
  • Larissa Boehning, writer
  • Donald E. Westlake, American writer
  • David Peace, British novelist
  • Sibylle Lewitscharoff, writer
  • Verena Roßbacher, Austrian writer
  • Remco Campert, Dutch poet
  • Rüdiger Safranski, author and philosopher
  • Laura de Weck, Swiss actress and playwright
  • Michael Gielen, composer/ conductor
  • Jonathan Meese, performance artist
  • Rolf Lappert, Swiss novelist
  • Karl-Ove Knausgård, Norwegian author
  • Albert Ostermaier, writer
  • Duo Sorellas, trapeze artists
  • Marina Lewycka , British novelist
  • Edo Popovic, Croatian novelist
  • Klas օstergren, Swedish novelist, screenwriter and translator
  • Anna Fuchs, fashion designer
  • Peter Wawerzinek, writer
  • Natascha Adamowsky, writer, junior professor for cultural studies
  • Michael Frayn, English playwright and novelist
  • György Ligeti, Hungarian composer
  • Jonatahan Meese, performance artist
  • Yundi Li, pianist
  • Herbert Huncke, sub-culture icon, writer and poet
  • Pejman Ebadi, Persian painter
  • Paolo Mereu, Italian dancer and choreographer
  • Jim Jarmusch, film director
  • Kent Nagano, American conductor
  • Herbert Huncke, sub-culture icon, writer and poet, with his friend Louis Cartwright
  • Allen Ginsberg, American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation
  • Aurèle Nicolet, Swiss flautist
  • Jim Jarmusch, American film director
  • Sir Neville Marriner, British conductor
  • Nobukazu Takemura, Japanese musician, and DJ
  • Shawn Michael Howard, Amrican film and television actor
  • Richard Serra, American minimalist sculptor and video artist
  • Taylor Mead, American actor and painter
  • György Ligeti, Hungarian composer
  • Jochen Lempert, photographer
  • Steve Reich, American composer
  • Ernst Bechert, composer
  • Taylor Mead, American actor and painter
  • Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer and conductor
  • György Ligeti, Hungarian composer
  • Philip Whalen, American poet and Zen Buddhist
  • Stefano Bemer, Italian shoemaker
  • Robert Wilson, American avant-garde stage director and playwright
  • Hans Zender, composer/ conductor
  • Robert Wilson, American avant-garde stage director and playwright
  • Hélène Robert
  • Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist
  • Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboist, composer and conductor
  • Jonathan Nott, British conductor
  • Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
  • Günter Wand, conductor
  • Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor and pianist
  • Heinz Holliger, oboist/ composer
  • Oskar Sala, composer and inventor of Trautonium
  • Jonathan Nott, British conductor
  • Gregory Corso, American poet
  • Michael McClure, American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist
  • Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
  • Christoph Eschenbach, pianist and conductor
  • Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor
  • Paolo Mereu, Italian dancer and choreographer
  • Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer
  • Jonathan Meese, performance artist
  • Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
  • Christian Tetzlaff
  • Edgar Oliver, American poet and playwright
  • Marc Lüders, painter and photographer
  • Gottfried Helnwein, Austrian artist
  • Johann Kresnik, Austrian dancer, choreographer and theatre director
  • Barbara Bilabel, theatre director
  • Heiner Blumenthal, painter and photographer
  • Peter Konwitschny
  • Matthias Kirschnereit, pianist
  • Matthias Pintscher, composer
  • Irina Denezkina
  • Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer and conductor