New Vice-Rectors appointed: Prof Martin Spangenberg and Prof Jörg Mainka

[Translate to English:] Prof. Martin Spangenberg © Astrid Ackermann
Prof. Jörg Mainka

Eisler's new Vice-Rectors, Prof Martin Spangenberg and Prof Jörg Mainka, were recently appointed by the Berlin Senate and the Senate Department for Science and have taken up their term of office these days.

Following their election by the School's Extended Academic Senate on 13 December 2023, Prof. Martin Spangenberg was officially appointed First Vice-Rector of Eisler by the Berlin Senate on 20 February 2024, making him the Rector's permanent representative. Prof Jörg Mainka was appointed by the Senator for Science Dr Ina Czyborra on 15 March.

Prof Martin Spangenberg was already Vice-Rector of the school from 2015 to 2019. The clarinettist was appointed Professor of Clarinet at the Eisler in 2013 and has also taught as Professor of Chamber Music for Wind Instruments at the school since the 2019/20 winter semester. He had previously been Professor of Clarinet at the Franz Liszt University of Music Weimar since 1997. Martin Spangenberg was principal clarinettist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra from 1988 to 2003 and a member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 1995. He has performed as a soloist with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His chamber music collaborations include the Artemis Quartet, the Mandelring Quartet, the pianist Stephan Kiefer, the cellist Jens-Peter Maintz and the flutist Michael Martin Kofler. He is a member of the Albert Schweitzer Octet. He has also worked as a soloist and conductor with the M 18 chamber orchestra since 2009.

Prof Jörg Mainka was also involved with the Eisler as Vice-Rector from 2008 to 2011. He has been teaching at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin as Professor of Contemporary Music Analysis and Music Theory since 1999. After studying composition and music theory at the Karlsruhe State University of Music under Mathias Spahlinger, he was a lecturer at the University of Karlsruhe and at the University of Music in Karlsruhe. He has received various awards as a composer, including the 2004 Berlin Art Prize for Music as well as commissions for the Stuttgart State Opera, the Donaueschingen Music Festival and the Berlin State Opera, among others. He has published numerous works on new music and music theatre.

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