We use cookies on our website. Some of them are necessary for the functioning of the website, while others help us to improve this website and your experience.

Cookie Policy
Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - Concerto21.

What We Do


Concerto²¹˙ is a master class of a somewhat different kind: the focus here is not on musical ability (we take that for granted), but on everything else that soloists, ensembles or festival organisers need in order to be successful. Different approaches and ideas on how musicians can make a living not only for the music but also from the music are reflected and discussed. Concerto²¹˙ is dedicated to individual career planning and strategic artist development as well as to the contemporary, clever, careful renewal of classical performance formats.

Accompanied by experienced lecturers and discussion partners from the music scene, the academy participants deal with concert dramaturgy, audience sociology, music marketing and self-management and develop new concert models, suitable mediation methods and effective communication strategies. They learn how to better understand their audience, how to convince promoters, how to make the best use of new and old media - and they are given time and space for artistic and personal reflection.


Uta Gielke Deputy Head of the Programme Department, Head of Programme Culture

+49 40 33 402 – 14gielke@toepfer-stiftung.de

Header-Photo ©Anne Hornemann