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The Konzerthaus Berlin has announced the appointment of Tobias Rempe as its new Director, with his tenure set to begin in the summer of 2025. Rempe will succeed Sebastian Nordmann, who has held the Director position since 2009. Nordmann has recently been appointed as the Director of the prestigious Lucerne Festival.

Tobias Rempe, originally a violinist, co-founded the Ensemble Resonanz while still a student and later took on management responsibilities. During his time as the ensemble’s manager, Rempe implemented several groundbreaking initiatives. This included the development of the Urban String concert series and relocating the ensemble to the Medienbunker in St. Pauli, which was partly converted into the resonanzraum in 2014. Rempe also established the ensemble’s residency at the Elbphilharmonie and launched the digital platform in 2019. Furthermore, he played a pivotal role in the creation of the ensemble’s own label, resonanzraum records.

Rempe’s appointment as Director of the Konzerthaus is conditional upon confirmation from the Berlin Senate. Expressing his enthusiasm, Rempe stated, “It is an absolute honor and immense pleasure to have the opportunity to lead the Konzerthaus Berlin. Over the years, both the institution and the Konzerthausorchester have embarked on a pioneering journey of cultivating accessibility and innovation in classical music.”

With his extensive experience and visionary approach, Tobias Rempe is poised to shape a new era for the Konzerthaus Berlin, continuing to advance its legacy as a beacon of artistic excellence and inclusivity.