Sebastian Nordmann, born 1971 in Kiel, studied Musicology and Modern History in Heidelberg and Berlin. He received his PhD for a thesis about the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival’s influence on the musical landscape of Schleswig-Holstein. After two years with the “The Boston Consulting Group”, he took the position of the director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele in 2002. In 2008, he was appointed Professor for Music Management/Career Development at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock and taught there until 2013.
Sebastian Nordmann has been the Director of Konzerthaus Berlin since 2009. Since 2016, he has also been Artistic Director of the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition. For him, it is very important to work on opening classical music to new audiences through innovative concert formats.