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Artistic and managing directorDr. Markus Fein



Dr. Markus Fein has been Director and Managing Director of the Alte Oper Frankfurt since September 1, 2020.

Markus Fein was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1971. Since 2013 he has been the managing director of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. With more than 90,000 visitors and nearly 200 concerts a year, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is one of the largest classical music festivals in Germany. Under his directorship Markus Fein has invited orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, soloists such as Anne-Sophie Mutter and conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. With new concert formats he has made the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern a festival of discoveries. Participation and closeness, a sharp profile in terms of content and a sensual-discursive approach characterize his thinking as artistic director.

After graduating from high school in Munich, Markus Fein studied "Applied Cultural Studies" at the University of Lüneburg as well as Musicology and Art History at the Universities of Hamburg and Vienna; this was followed by a musicological dissertation at the University of Hamburg. In 2001 he took over the artistic direction of the "Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker" and distinguished Germany's oldest chamber music festival with new program ideas, cross-genre concert projects, world premieres, composer portraits and a comprehensive approach to communication. From 2006-2011, Markus Fein was the artistic director of the "Niedersächsische Musiktage" and profiled it as an innovative theme festival with great audience appeal. Markus Fein knows the work for a concert house from his time in the Berlin Philharmonic. He was first artistic advisor, then head of program planning/dramaturgy at the Berliner Philharmoniker (2010-2012). In close contact with the then Principal Conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the Orchestra Board, he was involved in season planning and the development of new concert formats.

"Music education" is a central concern of Markus Fein. In order to make classical music accessible to an audience, he conceived numerous new concert formats and dialogue forums, such as the series of discussion concerts "2 x Hören", in which one and the same work is heard from different listening perspectives. "2 x Hören", conceived for the Körber Foundation in Hamburg and presented by him (2005-2010), was performed at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, at the Salzburg Festival "Dialogues" and continued by Markus Fein as a separate concert series at the Berlin Konzerthaus (2019-2012). The "Mittendrin"-concerts, invented by him, in which the audience sits in the middle of the orchestra, are also an impulse in the musical landscape. For the "Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker" he invented the "Listeners' Academy", a campus program accompanying the concerts that focuses on intensified listening.

Markus Fein has been a lecturer for many years. He has taught on the subjects of "Concert Dramaturgy" and "Cultural Management" at the Universities of Lüneburg and Hamburg; since 2008 he has been a coach for the master class "Concerto 21" of the Alfred Toepfer Foundation. Markus Fein has occasionally worked as a publicist and author. In addition to professional articles and essays on current issues in music history, he has published the monograph "Im Sog der Klaenge. Talks with the composer Jörg Widmann" (2005). He is also active as a specialist juror and on committees, for example as a music juror for the "Hauptstadtkulturfonds" and as a member of the Lower Saxony Music Commission. He is a member of the supervisory board of the Barenboim Said Academy Berlin.

(08 / 2020) / Photo: © AOF, Wonge Bergmann


Office / AssistanceLucia Herberg

Lucia Herberg
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Director of administration and financeBurkhard Stein

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Office / AssistanceGail Raven

Gail Raven
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Programmes with classical musicGundula Tzschoppe
Stefanie Besser
Andreas Hiebl

Gundula Tzschoppe    
Programme and production

Stefanie Besser    
Production and organisation

Andreas Hiebl
Production and administration

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klassik@alteoper.de


Entertainment programmeDaniela Fliege

Daniela Fliege
Programme and production
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Pegasus – experiencing music! Programme for children, young people and familiesTobias Henn · Director

Tobias Henn · Director

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Concerts of classical music of other partnersDoris Benesch

Doris Benesch
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Claudia Oleniczak

Nicole Klages
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Claudia Oleniczak
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Corinna Irle
Marissa Leister

Anita Maas-Kehl · Director

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Marissa Leister · Traineeship

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Anne Buchner
Larissa Szlomowicz · Graphic Design
Marissa Leister
Ruth Seiberts
Bjørn Woll
Ellen Freyberg
Anne-Kathin Peitz

Marco Franke · Director

Anne Buchner

Larissa Szlomowicz · Graphic design

Marissa Leister · Traineeship

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Anne Tecklenburg

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Anne Tecklenburg

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Peter Füllgrabe


Administration, finance, controllingBurkhard Stein · Director of administration and finance
Gail Raven
Manuela Sobat
Muriel Yvon · Director of Finance and Accounting
Büroservice Bernd Baier

Burkhard Stein · Director of administration and finance

Gail Raven · Office / Assistance

Manuela Sobat · Controlling

Muriel Yvon · Director of Finance and Accounting

Büroservice Bernd Baier

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Technical departmentJürgen Jungmann · Director
Jörg Drews
Elke Martini

Jürgen Jungmann · Director

Jörg Drews

Elke Martini


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Christine Haas
Antje Mächling

Ina Cezanne

Christine Haas

Antje Mächling


Stage managementChristian Hergert
Monika Wittiber
Julie Vestergård Jørgensen
Irina Wittiber

Christian Hergert

Monika Wittiber

Julie Vestergård Jørgensen

Irina Wittiber


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Susanne Mattern

Nicole Schmitt-Ludwig · Director

Susanne Mattern

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