Verum Audium is a culture forum which was founded by the young German conductor
Benjamin Hartmann in 2015, bundling his artistic work as a freelance conductor.
The name is inspired by both Seneca’s Res severa - verum gaudium (a serious concern is true pleasure) and the Latin verb audire (to hear, to listen), aiming at the one sense in human nature
that has a shadowy existence in today’s visual world: the sense of hearing.
For Benjamin, hearing and listening are the key to any kind of ensemble activity, and in a more global sense they reflect the significance of interpersonal dialogue, cultural exchange as well as mutual respect.
Whoever listens, is open to new ideas. Where else could this be better understood than in ensemble music!