Artistic director of Baden-Baden Festival Hall /
Chairman of the German Concert Hall Conference
(Picture © Christian Grund)
Benedikt Stampa ranks among the leading music managers in Germany. After finishing his studies of musicology, economics and cultural management at the universities of Munster and Hamburg he became CEO of today’s Laeiszhalle in Hamburg from 1995 to 2005. In the very same year he was appointed Artistic Director and CEO of the – at that time very young – Konzerthaus Dortmund, which he led to the top of Europe in just a few years. Since 2012 the Konzerthaus Dortmund has been part of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), the association of the most important concert halls in Europe.
Stampa cultivates close collaborations with worldwide leading conductors and soloists like Andris Nelsons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Valery Gergiev, Ingo Metzmacher, Kirill Petrenko, Cecilia Bartoli, Fazil Say and Thomas Hengelbrock.
2012 he was elected spokesman of the German concert hall conference (»Konzerthauskonferenz«). The advertisement campaigns of the Konzerthaus Dortmund, which were mounted by the Agency Jung von Matt, were awarded multiple times – nationally and internationally – for example with the »Silver Lion« of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and a »Golden Nail« of the Art Directors Club Germany.
Benedikt Stampa is the founder of the relatively young start-up »takt1«, a streaming platform for classical music which has since reached worldwide recognition.
Benedikt Stampa has been Artistic Director and General Manager of the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden since July 2019.
He is married and has a son.