Christiane Engelbrecht is the managing director of the International Ensemble Modern Academy. During her studies in musicology and business administration in Heidelberg and Hamburg she co-authored a monograph on György Ligeti’s “Lontano”; Ligeti was also the subject of her master’s thesis. During her postgraduate culture management studies in Hamburg, her work as a production assistant at the Münchener Biennale led to a diploma thesis on new forms of production in contemporary musical theatre. In 1998 she was hired by Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt as a project manager. When the International Ensemble Modern Academy was founded in 2003, she took on the conceptual and organisational establishment of the Academy and is still responsible today for the implementation of the various IEMA formats, from which numerous renowned composers and ensembles have emerged. In addition to education projects, international master courses and the International Composition Seminar, one particular focus of her work is the one-year master’s degree course offered in cooperation with the HfMDK in Frankfurt.