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Cornelia Schmid Managing Director

+49 (0)511 36607-73 |

After obtaining a Master of Arts degree in English and German at the University in Bonn and Harvard University, Cornelia Schmid joined her father's company in 1986 at the age of 28. She had first acquired the necessary knowledge through several positions in music management: two summers at the Tanglewood Music Festival, a traineeship with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a training period with colleague firms in London and Amsterdam. Today, following the retirement of founder Hans Ulrich Schmid, she manages the Konzertdirektion as Managing Director and is also co-owner of the Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette in Hamburg and Pro Musica in Hannover.

Baiba Birzgalis Executive Assistant

+49 (0)511 36607-51 |

Baiba Birzgalis was born in England as the daughter of Latvian parents. She studied business administration and languages and subsequently worked as a tour guide in Europe and the USA . She has been a member of the staff of Konzertdirektion Hans Ulrich Schmid since 1989 and takes care of sponsorship requirements and PR materials for orchestra tours.

Carola Reul Senior Project Manager

+49 (0)511 36607-75 |

After finishing her music studies at the University of Würzburg and a year in London, Carola Reul went on to train as a teacher for secondary education. During her ensuing studies for a Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Management at City University, London she was an intern at the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Immediately after finishing her diploma she started working in the Artist Department at HarrisonParrott UK. In 2004 she moved into the Tour Department where she was responsible for logistics, contracting and tour management. She supports the team of the Orchestra Department of Konzertdirektion Schmid as Project Manager since June 2007, and as Senior Project Manager since December 2013.

Claude Boischot Project Manager

+49 (0)511 36607-85 |

Claude Boischot was born in Versailles (France). After a bilingual schooling in French and German, he studied musicology at the Sorbonne and obtained experience in cultural management by working 10 years at the Choeur Régional d'Ile de France. After further training at the IESA, Paris and an internship at Konzertdirektion Schmid, he worked as production manager at Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble from 2008 to 2009. After three years in the Artist Management Department of Konzertdirektion Schmid, he joined in April 2013 the Orchestra Touring Departement as Project Manager.

Konstantin Moritsch Project Manager

+49 (0)40 38621667 |

Konstantin Moritsch was born in Vienna and began working in the business office of Camerata Academica Salzburg and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in 1990. He has worked for Konzertdirektion Schmid on a freelance basis since 1995 in the areas of orchestra tour management and special projects.

Sarah Musli Project Manager

+49 (0) 511 36607-33 |

Sarah Musli studied music and music management at the conservatory in Cologne. During and after her studies she gathered professional experience at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Kölner Philharmonie and the Rheingau Musik Festival. She handled the orchestral touring projects at Concerto Winderstein in Munich for two years before joining the Orchestral Touring Department at Konzertdirektion Schmid in September 2014.

Finn Peters Logistics

+49 (0)511 36607-41 |

Susanne Weisang Logistics

+49 (0)511 36607-61 |

Born and raised in a rural community, she studied in a city with over a million inhabitants and has worked since February 1998 in the orchestra department at Konzertdirektion Schmid with an emphasis on tour organisation. The many concerts she attends in the context of her work give her particular pleasure. Being able to combine what she loves with the work that needs to be done makes her job fulfilling.

Mareike Bahr Assistant Orchestra Touring & IT

+49 (0)511 36607-77 |

Mareike Bahr joined the team of the Konzertdirektion in December 2016. After receiving her diploma (M.A.) in musicology at Paderborn University and the Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold, she gathered professional experience in orchestra management at the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz as well as at Rheingau Musik Festival at the artist management office. As of now she supports the Orchestra Touring Department and the IT Department of the KD Schmid. In her spare time she enjoys to be active outdoors with her dog.

Baiba Birzgalis Publicity material / Sponsorship

+49 (0)511 36607-51 |

Baiba Birzgalis was born in England as the daughter of Latvian parents. She studied business administration and languages and subsequently worked as a tour guide in Europe and the USA . She has been a member of the staff of Konzertdirektion Hans Ulrich Schmid since 1989 and takes care of sponsorship requirements and PR materials for orchestra tours.