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Prof. Christian Höppner

General Secretary of the German Music Council

Prof. Christian Höppner is Secretary General of the German Music Council, of which he was a Presidium member and Vice-President from 2000 to 2004. He received training as an instrumental teacher, music educator and cellist at the Berlin University of the Arts, followed by studies in conducting. Since 1986 he has taught cello at the Berlin University of the Arts. He is also former president of the German Culture Council, for which he continues to work as spokesman for its music section. In addition, he is involved in numerous other institutions and committees. He is, among other things, chairman of the board of trustees of the Carl Bechstein Foundation and a presidium member of the German Ensemble Academy. He is also principal guest conductor of the Camerata Musica antiqua in Brazil. He is a bearer of the Federal Cross of Merit and the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class.

Prof. Christian Höppner at IAMIC2020


Music & Society


Hybrid cultural contexts and experiences are becoming more and more normal in the world today. True, musical life in different countries and regions is still shaped by specific traditions, but changes can be felt everywhere. What effects do processes of migration and globalisation have on musical life? What are the recognisable trends in Germany and elsewhere? And: how can music help to promote integration?


Panel discussion


Wednesday, 3 June 2020
International Conference (open to the public):
Musical Life at the Crossroads between Tradition and the Future

16:30–17:30 Session 5

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