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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE   Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart/Germany General and Artistic Director Starting September 2017 www.stuttgarter-kammerorchester.com Innsbruck Festival of Early Music GmbH, Innsbruck/Austria CEO with artistic responsibility                                                   2014 – November 2016 Budget $3,5 million. 33,000 total audience seats/year. www.altemusik.at/en, www.meisterkammerkonzerte.at Initially recruited to stabilize financial and artistic positioning of the company after heavy financial losses. Overall leadership of two renowned concert series (15 subscription concerts per season, 1,500 seats/concert), the festival producing operas and concerts (three orchestras in residence) and the world leading international singing competition for baroque opera. Responsibility for the festival includes artistic planning together with the Artistic Director. For the concert series Korselt keeps the position of Artistic Director himself. Provides leadership for up to a 130 person workforce during the festival. Oversees all finances, artistic productions, development, marketing and human resources. Quit the position after transformation of the festival into an affiliate company of the Tyrol State Theatre. Selected Results: Significant increase of artistic quality stated in 2015 by over 60 international newspapers and magazines. Producing concerts with outstanding soloists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Julia Fischer and leading orchestras including Munich Philharmonic and London Symphony. Achieved $9,7 million in sponsoring, philanthropy and subsidies since 2014. 2014: Best financial statement in history of the company, 25% increase in fundraising profits. Seat occupancy rate festival 97%, concert series 100%. 2015: 52% increase of annual surplus in 2014. 2015: Increased seat occupancy rate festival to an all-time record of 99% (97% sold tickets), concert series 100%. Development and implementation of a new CI. Development of popular formats, e.g., performances on exceptional venues (Concerto Mobile), combination of different music styles (e.g., Festwochen- Remix: electronic music plus baroque improvisation), special concerts/opera for children. Continuous improvement of international media coverage (2014/2015): 79/88 journalists from 12/16 countries, TV, Radio, CD, DVD and Live Stream productions. Increase of social media activities. 2015/16: Development and implementation of a new workforce structure: Alliance with Tyrol State Theatre solves 20 years old workforce problem. 2016: After restructuring 30% increase membership numbers of “Circle of Friends”. 2015 and 2016: Opera productions nominated for the International Opera Awards (London). Saarland State Theatre, Saarbruecken/Germany      Assistant Manager reporting to the CEO 2010 – 2014         Budget $30 million. 220,000 total audience seats/season. www.staatstheater.saarland Selected Responsibilities: General management of orchestra, ballet and opera venues, e.g., UNESCO World Heritage Voelklinger Huette during renovation of the theater. Head of the international project Total Théâtre (3 years, 7 theatres, 4 countries, 3 languages) with a budget of $4,3 million. Coordination of all departments in various occasions: artistic (dance, concert, opera, theater), workshops, operations and production, marketing, finance and administration. Regarded as skilled negotiator. Responsible for contract negotiations with stage directors and artists as well as staff and co-operation partners. Representing Organization and the Executive Board to external constituents at all levels in various occasions such as German League of Orchestras, Opera Europa, business circles, politicians and media. Responsible for fundraising. Mercedes-Benz-Bank as new top sponsor after reorganizing the department. Achieved $2,3 million in support by European Union for Total Théâtre. Involved in developing programs for younger audience. Increase of students from 6,000 to 20,000/year. Homburg Master Concerts, Homburg/Germany               EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR            2011 – present Budget $110,000. 4,000 total audience seats/season. www.homburger- meisterkonzerte.de Oversee all programming, negotiations and finances of 9 subscription concerts per season at the highest international artistic level (performing artists, e.g., Ian Bostridge, Hélène Grimaud, Martha Argerich, Grigory Sokolov, Rudolf Buchbinder, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Munich Chamber Orchestra). Significant increase of artistic level, stated by stakeholders and media (“most renowned concert series in SouthWest Germany”, Saarbruecker Zeitung). Development and implementation of a new corporate design in 2013. Established successful new format “masters of tomorrow” – a showcase for the young artistic elite. Established a cooperation with renowned ARD Music Competition. Homburg Symphony Orchestra, Homburg/Germany EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 2008 – 2012 Budget $210,000. 5,000 total audience seats/year. www.hkso.de Oversee all artistic productions, programming, finances, negotiations with producers, agencies and soloists. Selected Results: 2010: Founded the annual Homburg International Competition for Composition, financed by major companies of Saarland/Germany (Bosch, Michelin). Fundraising multiplied tenfold from 2008 – 2012. Average seat occupancy rate increased from 50% to 90%. Establishing popular formats like open air opera galas with public viewing, 2000 people audience. Vienna Philharmonic, Mannheim National Opera, Nordhausen Opera Acting as CELLO SUBSTITUTE, CELLIST, PRINCIPAL CELLIST 2000 – 2008 Shanghai Philharmonic, Stuttgart Chamber, Prague Philharmonic e.g.                Acting as CONDUCTOR 1993 – present EDUCATION University of Music and University of Applied Sciences Doctoral Thesis “Fundraising in symphony orchestras: a comparison between Germany and the USA” Since 2017  Doctoral Thesis University Ludwigsburg/Germany Professional studies in cultural management 2008 – 2010 (Successful completion of studies) PH (University) Ludwigsburg/Germany
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