General Manager

Andrea Zietzschmann

Andrea Zietzschmann

“The Berliner Philharmoniker are not only outstanding musicians .There is a unique attitude which even the overwhelming physical presence of the orchestra conveys. Every evening you can sense their readiness to push themselves to reach that certain point where great art is created.”

Andrea Zietzschmann

  • Born in Schwenningen am Neckar
  • Studied musicology, business administration and art history in Freiburg, Vienna and Hamburg
  • Graduated with Master of Arts; worked with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Westdeutscher Rundfunk parallel to her studies.
  • 1997: Foundation of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra together with Claudio Abbado
  • 1997 to 2003: Manager of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • 2003 to 2008: Orchestra manager at Hessischer Rundfunk
  • 2008 to 2013: Head of music at Hessischer Rundfunk
  • 2013 to 2017: Manager of the four NDR orchestras and the NDR concert series
  • General manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation as of 2017/2018 season