Beat Fehlmann

Born in Switzerland, Beat Fehlmann has been the Manager of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in Ludwigshafen since September 2018.
Prior to this role, he held the Manager position at the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Konstanz, following engagements with the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden and the Philharmonie der Nationen.

Beat Fehlmann holds degrees from music conservatories in the fields of clarinet, conducting, and composition, as well as an Executive Master’s in Arts Administration from the University of Zurich.

Following an assisting role with Heinz Holliger at Collegium Novum Zürich, Beat embarked on an extensive career as a guest conductor, collaborating with various orchestras and ensembles. Noteworthy for his compositional achievements, he has received multiple accolades. As a clarinetist, his pursuits primarily gravitated towards projects of an experimental nature.
In recent years, Beat Fehlmann has shifted his focus to administrative roles, bolstering his education at the University of Zurich, German Graduate School, and King’s College in London.
Since 2020, he has also been teaching Orchestral Management at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt.
In 2022, in recognition of his innovative contributions, Beat Fehlmann was honored with the Cultural Prize for German Orchestras “Manager of the Year”.

CONFERENCE – “Harmonizing Digital Innovation with Classical Music: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz’s Path to Immersive Concert Experiences”

In his illuminating presentation, Beat Fehlmann will explore the innovative digital strategy of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, redefining classical music engagement in the digital era. He’ll guide the audience from theoretical foundations to intimate musician insights, focusing on reshaping the digital concert experience. Through real-world examples, Fehlmann will provide a captivating glimpse of the Staatsphilharmonie’s digital landscape and forthcoming projects, harmonizing technology and tradition for unforgettable musical experiences.