Public Relations / Marketing

Place of birth:

Leipzig

Place of residence:

Leipzig

Profession:

PR Manager, accolade pr

Instrument:

Piano

Second, third or even fourth instrument:

Computer keyboard, flute, violin (which, out of an abundance of caution, I never touched again after hearing a recording of my own “interpretation” of the children’s song Ihr Blätter wollt ihr tanzen)

My dream profession as a child:

Actress or ballerina

My parents wanted me to be a…

My father probably would have liked a successor for his physician’s practice, and my mother still thinks I should be a comedian.

Works or concert experiences that influence(d) me:

Since earliest childhood, Bach’s Double Concerto has been the recurring melody of my life, later joined by: Menahem Pressler and his Beaux Arts Trio at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2007, Gidon Kremer and Andrey Boreyko at the Gewandhaus with Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto, among others, Krystian Zimerman with his Chopin recital also at the Gewandhaus, Tosca with Francisco Araiza (directed by Felsenstein at the Leipzig Opera)… now I must restrain myself!

My greatest inspiration in daily professional life:

Hunger for new ideas and projects, curiosity about fascinating encounters with interesting personalities and the discovery of subjects I hadn’t known about.

What I would get up for in the middle of the night:

An irrelevant question, as I never go to bed before then anyway… ???? I would jump out of bed for my daughter, of course, and for a lively swing, danced to the tune of Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra.

A special / noteworthy concert experience of my own:

An open-air concert when first the music flew away and shortly thereafter, the hastily added plastic screen set on top of the piano’s desk came crashing down on my fingers…

My most valuable tip for people starting a career in cultural PR:

Success is most likely if you reinvent the essential toolkit for every project with pleasure, passion and empathy!

My wish for the future of classical music:

The pandemic has taught us that thinking together, developing ideas and implementing them together, can preserve and inspire the diversity of classical music and the entire cultural sector, without losing any of our individuality.

My next project:

For Con spirito: after the festival is before the festival! I can also hardly wait to start a new, promising attempt at the German Choral Festival in May 2022, after the coronavirus forced it to be cancelled!

What I associate with Leipzig as a city of music:

What a privilege to be able to live and work here, surrounded by such a rich cultural tradition and such a lively arts scene! I also love the madcap enthusiasm of Leipzig’s citizens, their ability to dream and implement the impossible!

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