Beijing Forum for Symphonic Music 2021 (Thematic Forum Ⅱ): Dominik Winterling
The Concertgebouworkest is one of the very best orchestras in the world. Since its foundation in 1888 it has collaborated with the greatest conductors and soloists. ‘Royal’ status was officially conferred on the orchestra on the occasion of its Centenary Celebration. Her Majesty Queen Máxima is the orchestra’s patron.
The orchestra has cultivated a distinct, individual sound, one which is due in part to the unique acoustics of The Concertgebouw. Only seven chief conductors have led the Concertgebouworkest since it was founded, and their influence, too, has been considerable: Willem Kes (chief conductor from 1888 to 1895), Willem Mengelberg (1895–1945), Eduard van Beinum (1945–59), Bernard Haitink (1961–88), Riccardo Chailly (1988–2004) Mariss Jansons (2004–15) and Daniele Gatti (2016–18).
Dominik Winterling, Managing Director
Born in Zwiesel (Germany), Dominik Winterling is appointed as Managing Director of the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest with effect from 1 March 2021.
Mr. Winterling previously served as Managing Director of the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (2015-2021). In this role, he oversaw all fundraising activities including sponsorship, donations and legacies and developed corporate sponsorships with companies such as Montblanc, Bank Julius Baer, SAP and Deutsche Telekom.
From 2007-2014, he worked for the International Heidelberger Frühling Music Festival, first as Head of Finance, Marketing and Organization (2007–2009) and subsequently as Head of Artistic Planning and Business Administration (2009–2014).
Mr. Winterling holds a master’s degree in piano from the Mannheim University for Music and Performing Arts as well as master’s degrees in business administration with specializations in Marketing and Finance from the University of Mannheim and from ESSEC Business School in Cergy-Pontoise, France.