2020: Vol. VII – What keeps societies together

Symposium Content 2020

Text »New tasks and opportunities for music education« 27.02.2020 (ENG/GER)

Constanze Wimmer, Vice-Rector for Education and International Affairs of Graz University of Music and Performing Arts, had undertaken to reflect on the outcomes of the second day of the Symposium, which centred on musicians’ self-image nowadays, and on the associated training situation and the wide variety of possible professional careers and life pathways for musicians. Furthermore, the day also focused on the subject of the new requirements applying to cultural institutions and cultural education, and posed questions about the opportunities for processes of change.

View Document

Video recording »Research Music Teaching« 27.02.2020 (GER)

Esther Bishop, a qualified musician, looked at the current state of the training of musicians in a rapidly-changing society. What expectations did students have when they began their studies, and what value for a practical professional career do they attach to their qualification? As the outcome of her research work, she recommended further expansion of the vocational field orientation, because nowhere near all students will subsequently work as soloists or as orchestral musicians.

View Video

Video recording »What could keep our society together« 28.02.2020 (GER)

Norbert Lammert, former German Bundestag President, and Carsten Brosda, Hamburg’s Culture Senator took, as the subject for the concluding talk of the Symposium on The Art of Music Education, the growing demand for the sole validity of opinions. Lammert was visibly concerned »that claims to truth are again being increasingly propagated in the supposedly most enlightened society of all time.«

View Video

Video recording »How much politics can a concert tolerate?« 27.02.2020 (GER)

Tobias Rempe, Managing Director of the Hamburg-based Ensemble Resonanz, asked the question: »So how should one be neutral in these fundamental debates?« Together with Gerald Mertens, Managing Director of the DOV (Association of German Orchestras), he drew attention to the fact that because concerts are a part of society, they don’t take place on an island. Philip Graham and Antonia Köster from the Notos Quartet reported on the reasons why they were the first to return the ECHO Classic Award at that time.

View Video

Video recording »It’s all politics – where’s the art?« 26.02.2020 (GER)

Stefanie Carp, Artistic Director of the Ruhrtriennale, began her contribution by presenting the festival that she has directed since 2018. First of all, she described the initial position in social situations and places that were being approached by art and whose identities it was reshaping, and on that basis she talked about representation and identity politics. The argument that, in the first instance, the work is the decisive factor for an artist, is no longer given a hearing in today’s inflamed public sphere of social media. Differentiation is undesirable.

View Video

Video recording »The Art of Democracy« 26.02.2020 (GER)

Among other things, Hamburg’s Minister for Culture Carsten Brosda dismissed the belief that art can act as a »social glue« to solve problems caused elsewhere. Wherever the members of a society perceived a defect in distributive justice there would, in the course of time, be an outbreak of conflicts within society that would ultimately call into question the entire system of coexistence – including its core cultural and social values.

View Video

Players 2020

Abigail Pogson

Anne Pallas

Christine Ebeling

Christoph Lieben-Seutter

Prof. Constanze Wimmer

Debra King

Dr. Lothar Dittmer

Dr. Markus Fein

Esther Bishop

Ewa Bogusz-Moore

Frauke Roth

Gerald Mertens

Jari Perkiömäki

Katharina von Radowitz

Prof. Lydia Grün

Mark Scheibe

Matt Robinson

Prof. Norbert Lammert

Notos Quartett

Orchester Germania

Sarah Wedl-Wilson

Sean Gregory

Minister Carsten Brosda

Stefan Forsberg

Stefanie Carp

Steven Walter

Sven Hartberger

Tobias Rempe

Gallery 2020

Wednesday, 26.02.2020

TAOME VOL. VII, registration

TAOME Vol. VII, opening

Dr. Lothar Dittmer

Dr. Carsten Brosda (Minister of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg)

Congress participants


Andrea Thilo

TAOME Vol.VII, participants

Stefan Forsberg (Executive and Artistic Director, Konserthuset Stockholm)

Gerald Mertens (Managing Director, Deutsche Orchestervereinigung e. V.) and Prof. Constanze Wimmer (Professor of Art Education, University of the Arts Graz)

Get-together at designxport

Get-together at designxport

Derya Yildirim

Opening, Andrea Thilo (Master of Ceremonies)

Dr. Lothar Dittmer (Vorsitzender des Vorstands, Körber-Stiftung)

Christoph Lieben-Seutter (General & Artistic Director, Elbphilharmonie & Laeiszhalle)

TAOME Vol. VII, KörberForum

Stefanie Carp (Artistic Director, Ruhrtriennale)

TAOME VOL. VII, programme

Panel discussion I (»Concert institutions as Active Citizens«)

Ewa Bogusz-Moore (Director, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Break time discussions

Get-together at designxport

Terhi Romu & Ruben Jeyasundaram

Get-together at designxport

Thursday, 27.02.2020

Andrea Thilo

Tobias Rempe (Artistic & Managing Director, ensemble resonanz)


Panel discussion III (»More than perfection and harmony – music training for the 21st century«)

Sean Gregory (Director of Innovation & Engagement, Guildhall School)

Participants (Marie-Therese Rudolph and Christiane Engelbrecht)

World cafe session I

World cafe session I

Panel discussion IV («New tasks and opportunities for cultural institutions«)

Prof. Dr. Constanze Wimmer (Professor of Art Education, University of the Arts Graz)

Concert Elbphilharmonie (Orchestra Germania, Mark Scheibe)

Concert Elbphilharmonie (Mark Scheibe)

Concert Elbphilharmonie (Rowan Hellier, Friederike Harmsen, Adriane Queiroz)

Panel discussion II (»How much politics can a concert tolerate? – About musicians' perception of themselves today«)

Kai-Michael Hartig (Head of the Culture Division, Körber-Stiftung)

Esther Bishop (Project Coordinator LehreN, Toepfer Stiftung gGmbH; PhD Zeppelin Universität)

Sarah Wedl-Wilson (Rector, HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin)

Mara Corleoni (Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Head of Music Education)

World cafe session I

World cafe session I

World cafe session I

Katharina von Radowitz (Managing Director, netzwerk junge ohren)

Concert Elbphilharmonie (Orchestra Germania, Mark Scheibe)

Concert Elbphilharmonie (Orchestra Germania)

Concert Elbphilharmonie (Adriane Queiroz, Mark Scheibe)

Friday, 28.02.2020

Dr. Markus Fein (Director, Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

Debra King (Director, Brighter Sound Manchester)

Sven Hartberger (Director, Klangforum Wien)

Thoughts on the way

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert and Dr. Carsten Brosda

Andrea Thilo, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert and Dr. Carsten Brosda

Andrea Thilo

Steven Walter (Artistic Director, PODIUM Esslingen)

Matthew Robinson (Community Music & Education, Konzerthaus Dortmund)

Dr. Klaus Wehmeier (former assistant Chairman of the Executive Board, Körber-Stiftung)

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert (Former President of the German Bundestag, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

Dr. Carsten Brosda

TAOME Vol. VII, conclusion




Search website

German | English | Imprint