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That was 2020 - my review of the year

The year comes to an end today and I too would like to join the review of the year and dare to look back. I do this at regular intervals, not just at the end of the year, but also every month. This revision helps me to classify everything I do: what went well, what could be improved, which planning needs to be adjusted and so on. This helps me to keep track of things, to constantly improve and, above all, to strengthen my positive mindset.

At first glance, it was a year in which an above-average amount happened and it was very extraordinary, both privately and professionally. And that made it feel longer for me than other years.

I would like to give you an overview of the milestones in my year.


At the beginning of the year there are always larger purchases. Repairs and small purchases are always pending, but in January I always use the time and invest in new equipment. This year Marcel and I went to Piano Willms in Düren / Nideggen and we looked at pianos. In the end we decided on a Schimmel piano which, in retrospect, was the right decision. The piano can be heard on almost every one of our productions and we are more than satisfied with the purchase and the service from Piano Willms.


For a longer period of time this year I have dealt with how my company rurton presents itself to the outside world. Not only has the structure been renewed, but the entire look has also been adapted and modernized. This of course also included the complete redesign of this homepage. It took a lot of time and effort, but I'm more than happy with the result on all levels.


I would just like to write so much for our “rtp” team, we “rocked” a lot together this year! I'm really looking forward to next year with Denis and Marcel. What exactly we have been up to in detail, Marcel writes in his own article here on the blog. Look in here.


In addition to the great projects that I was allowed to do with my rurtonproducing team this year, I would like to thank all customers who have worked with me this year. I will be presenting some of them here in the form of a report in the near future.


Due to the corona pandemic, the event Viel Klang could not take place this year. Since 2015 I have been able to hold this event together with Marcel and Patrick in the center of Simmerath. We decided in good time, namely at the end of the first lockdown, to officially cancel the event. That was the right decision and I gave all the artists and companies involved planning security very early on.

In addition, our "rurtonsession" series has not been continued. We had already come up with a new concept at the end of 2019, but unfortunately the pandemic thwarted our plans. It is simply impossible to do this production with 5 musicians in front of the camera and a team of 2-3 people behind the camera! But there will also be something new here in 2021, be curious, I'm planning a new online format!


I am very grateful for the past year and I draw a lot of positive things from this extraordinary time. I was able to get to know and appreciate many people anew and rurton has changed its face and thus successfully set the course for the next few years.

My team and I are looking forward to our podcast “Reingetackert!”, which will start in February, new courses for you from April, a new series of videos, events in 2021 that we plan and try to carry out and many small and large projects!

I would like to support you with your project or your plan for the next year, just use the button „Let’s Talk“ at the top of the header and we will start together.

Please always stay positive, look ahead with a smile on your face and lots of warmth for the people around you.

I wish you a happy new year and, more than ever, good health and beautiful moments in 2021!

Markus for the rurton team


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