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Prof. Dr Tobias Bleek

Ruhr Piano Festival, Head of Education

(Picture © Markus Feger)

Tobias Bleek studied musicology and philosophy in Tübingen, Oxford and Berlin. From 2003-2005 he was academic assistant at the Musicology Department of the Humboldt University in Berlin, where he received his doctorate in 2006. Since 2002 he has worked as music educator and author for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2007 he became head of the education programme of the Ruhr Piano Festival. His work there focuses on the development of long-term initiatives, for example in Duisburg-Marxloh, and the use of digital media. In collaboration with artists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the late Pierre Boulez he has created the education platform www.explorethescore.org which presents 20th century music to a broad audience. Since 2019 he has been an honorary professor at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen. His scientific publications and university teaching focus on 20th century music and the field of performance studies.

Prof. Dr Tobias Bleek at IAMIC2020


Audience Development / Music Education Projects


What does the audience of the future look like? How do we bring classical and contemporary music to different audiences? What are the aims of music education projects and what are the current trends and concepts in this regard? Which approaches have fallen out of fashion again, and which ones have maybe not even arrived in Germany yet? An overview of current developments.


Panel discussion


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

14:00–15:00 Session 3

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