What applies to music making in an ensemble can also be transferred to artist management: not only do artists, agents and organisers have to bring the necessary skills with them, but through their different voices, personalities, communication and interaction they can lay the foundations for something special to emerge. Konzertdirektion Hampl have a hand-picked roster of artists that is of a size and scope that allows personal communication that works towards building a sustainable career. One focus is the Europe-wide representations of chamber ensembles, particularly string quartets – including groups such as the winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada. The wide range of artists is complemented with early music ensembles, world renowned soloists and orchestral touring which also includes extraordinary cross-genre and collaborative projects. In putting together programmes, both artists and promoters will have the benefit of many years or dramaturgical expertise and fundamental musicological knowledge.
Born and raised in Berlin, Andrea Hampl studied musicology, Romance and Slavic studies at Freie Universität Berlin, at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University Toulouse-Le Mirail. She herself was a lecturer in cultural management at the bbw Akademie für Weiterbildung in Berlin. As part of her work she specialises in managing and advising rising artists generally but also in cooperation with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. Furthermore she is a consultant for the auditions at the String Quartet Bienniale in Paris. From 2013 to 2016 she was president of the AEAA, the European Association of Artist Managers. Since 2017 she is a member of the ZONTA Club Berlin. In 1994 she founded Konzertdirektion Hampl.
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Katharina Wegner studied Applied Cultural Sciences and Integrated Communication Management in Lüneburg and Utrecht. Beside her work at the agency she curated and organised a jazz concert series in Berlin 2006-2011: spielfeld – Initiative für neuen Jazz in Berlin. Since 2007 she has been teaching management classes at the Akademie Deutsche POP in Berlin for project as well as marketing management. 2014-2019 she was responsible for the production management and marketing of the Sommeroper Festival Schloss Britz. Since 2004 she has been working at the Konzertdirektion Hampl concentrating on concert and tour management.
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