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Bernhard Heß (DE)

Bernhard Heß (DE)

Bernhard Heß is the manager of the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, a professional choir with 34 permanent positions for singers.

During his studies of recorder and transverse flute, he sang a lot in various choirs and took over the management of a semi-professional ensemble. He has been working full-time in music management for 34 years: initially for a choir and a baroque orchestra, then as head of marketing for various music festivals in Germany and finally from 1998 to 2005 as managing director and foundation director of the Leipzig Bach Archive where he was responsible for establishing the annual Leipzig Bach Festival and all other events.

Since 2006 he has been in charge of the management of the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin. In addition to being responsible for all organizational matters, he also develops the annual artistic programs and individual concert programs together with the chief conductor.

Heß is a member of the artistic advisory board of the Tenso Network Europe and the advisory board of the German Music Council's Conducting Forum.

Picture: Oliver Look

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