I am conservative too. But I, I conserve the progress.
Arnold Schönberg

Stefan Stahnke






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...was born in Berlin and studied Clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" (Berlin) and Arts and Media Management in Hamburg.
1997/98 he held a management position at the Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. From February 2000 to March 2002 he lead the Chamber Music Department at Konzertdirektion Schmid in Hanover before switching to the Orchestra Tour Department as a Project Manager. He held this position from April 2002 until July 2006 being responsible for European tours of symphony orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich or the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig.

During the 2007/2008 season Stefan Stahnke was Head of Press of the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker.

Past projects at Worte über Musik include European tours by the San Francisco Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Pacific Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Artemis Quartet's Berlin cycle, the concert series "Kammerorchester International" at the Konzerthaus Berlin and the world premiere of Pascal Dusapin's opera "Faustus, the last night" at the Staatsoper Berlin.

We are currently responsible for European PR

  • for the San Francisco Symphony and their Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas including their European tours,
  • their in-house label SFS Media with all its releases,
  •  the Berliner Philharmoniker's in-house label Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings with all new releases,
  • the live cinema broadcasts of the Berliner Philharmoniker's Digital Concert Hall,
  •  the Donaueschinger Musiktage,
  • the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele
  • and the New Music festival Ultraschall Berlin.