Prof. Dr. Sebastian Nordmann, born in Kiel in 1971, began studying musicology and modern history at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg and later continued at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Technische Universität Berlin. Immediately following the completion of his Magister (Masters), he began working on his PhD under Prof. Dr. Christian Martin Schmidt with the thesis, “The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival’s Influence on the Musical Landscape of Schleswig-Holstein”. During his studies, Sebastian Nordmann gained practical experience in the cultural arena by working with the Edinburgh Festival, the cultural department of Bayer AG, as the orchestra manager for the Schleswig-Holstein Landesjugendorchester and as the assistant to the Director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele. Upon completion of his PhD, he worked for the strategic business consulting organization, The Boston Consulting Group, in Berlin for two years. From October 2002 until December 2008, he was the Director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele. In July 2008, Sebastian Nordmann was named Professor for Music Management/Career Planning at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock. This field helps students with the development of new projects, creativity, personal assessment and strategic thinking.
Sebastian Nordmann has been the Director of Konzerthaus Berlin and Konzerthausorchester Berlin since September 2009