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School Executive

Sarah Wedl-Wilson - Rector

  • grew up in London in a family of musicians, and studied languages (French and German) at the Emmanuel College at Cambridge University
  • received instruction in piano and violin beginning at the age of five, was awarded a number of national prizes with her string quartet, and has served as a concertmaster with various amateur orchestras in London, Cambridge und Salzburg
  • 1996/97, funds manager of the Kölner Philharmonie
  • 1997 and 2000, artistic director at Schloss Elmau between
  • managing director for the Camerata Salzburg and the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, where she worked side-by-side with René Jacobs for nearly 10 years in association with leading baroque orchestras, also collaborating with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden
  • 2009 cultural consulting firm Wilson Arts Projects advised festivals and cultural institutions
  • 2014-18, vice rector for external relations and interim president, at the Mozarteum Salzburg
  • 2015 chairperson of the supervisory board at the Salzburg Easter Festival
  • 2018, senior advisor at Arts Executive Search, a headhunting enterprise specializing in the cultural sector
  • president of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin since October 1, 2019

Hans-Joachim Völz - Chancellor

  • Born in Görlitz
  • Studied political science and law at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • Subsequent internship with the Born Higher Regional Court in Celle; completion of 2nd State Examination in Law
  • 1994: became a public employee with the Federal State of Berlin at the Senate Administration for Finances, District Office of Köpenick; the Senate Administration for Health and Social Affairs; as well as the Senate Administration of the Interior
  • Since 1995: trainee instructor
  • Since June 2004: Chancellor of the Hanns Eisler Music School Berlin
  • Since 2005: spokesperson for the Kanzlerkonferenz der deutschen Musikhochschulen (Chancellor conference of German music academies); since 2012: Vice Chairman
  • Since 2018: Chair of the spokespersons of the Kanzlerkonferenz der deutschen Musikhochschulen

Prof. Stephan Forck - Comissioner for Artistic Practice

  • Born in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
  • Training since 1977 at “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach” Music College Berlin
  • From 1983 to 1987, cello studies at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin with Prof. Schwab and Prof. Feltz, 1989 at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music with the LaSalle Quartet, 1995 private studies with Prof. Greenhouse
  • Since 1986, worldwide concerts including with the 1985 self-founded Vogler Quartett
  • Numerous radio, television and CD productions with RCA, Sony, Nimbus, Hännsler Classic and CPO
  • Grammy nomination for the CD “Paris Days Berlin Nights – Die Kunst des Chansons. Vogler Quartett meets Ute Lemper”
  • 2015 30th anniversary of Vogler Quartett
  • Since 1999, Professor for Cello at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, from 2007 to 2012, Professor for Chamber Music at University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

Juliane Stansch - Executive Officer

Planning, Strategy, Control
Executive Officer (by proxy)

Angela Pridat - Secretary Rector

Sybille Kersting - Secretary Chancellor