DISCUSSION LEADERS


2019 Discussion Leaders

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Alex Rainer

Senior Publicity & Marketing Manager, Unison Media

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Stephen Cera

Writer, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, The Wall Street Journal, Producer, CBC Radio

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George Grella

Composer, editor/reviewer, The Brooklyn Rail and New York Classical Review

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David Homan

Composer, Nonprofit Executive Director of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Founder of Orchestrated Connecting, Board member of the Arthur Miller Foundation

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Jed Distler

Composer, Gramophone magazine reviewer, Radio host at Between the Keys, Artistic director, ComposersCollaborative

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Jim Feichtmann

Director of Sales and Streaming, Warner Music Group

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Gail Wein

Publicist and President, Classical Music Communications

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Devi Reddy

Booking Representative, Primo Artists

2018 Discussion Leaders

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Christina Baker

Manager, Artists & Attractions
Opus 3 Artists

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Amanda Cook

Editor-in-Chief of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

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Carsten Duerer

Publisher and editor in chief of PIANONews Germany, CEO of Classic Academy Germany

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Mark Forlow

Vice-President, Digital Sales – Naxos of America Inc.

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Elliott Forrest

Peabody Award Winning Broadcaster/Producer, WQXR

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Sean Hickey

Composer, Vice-President, Sales and Business Development of Naxos of America

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Ariel Horowitz

violinist, From the Top alum

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Christina Jensen

Publicist, President of Jensen Artists

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Emil Kang

Executive and Artistic Director of Carolina Performing Arts. Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management program at Harvard Business School

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Justin Kantor

co-founder, Le Poisson Rouge, cellist

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Daniel Lippel

Guitarist

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John Mauceri

conductor, educator and writer

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Collin Rae

CEO, Sono Luminus Records, former Vice President of Digital Sales and Marketing at Universal Music Classics.

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Keith Sherman

Publicist, President, Keith Sherman & Associates Public Relations

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Jacob Slattery

Digital Media and Promotion Manager of The Leonard Bernstein Office

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Dr. Glenn Cornett

Spectrum NYC; founder - Pastorus, LLC

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Lara Downes

Pianist

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Afa Dworkin

President and Artistic Director of Sphinx Organization

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Alexander Fiterstein

Clarinetist, Faculty at Peabody Conservatory

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Amy Roberts Frawley

Director of Merkin Hall

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Judd Greenstein

Composer, co-director of New Amsterdam Records, founding member of NOW ensemble

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David Homan

Composer, Nonprofit Executive Director of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Founder of Orchestrated Connecting, LLC Board member of the Arthur Miller Foundation

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Klara Min

Pianist, Founder/Artistic director, New York Concert Artists & Associates

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Bob Lord

Producer, Composer, Bassist and CEO of PARMA Recordings. Named one of Musical America’s “30 Professionals of the Year: Key Influencers 2015.”

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Bettina Mehne

Co-founder of HELLO STAGE, former artistic manager The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, former head of artistic planning Wiener Konzerthaus a.o

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Robert Paterson

Composer, Artistic Director, Mostly Modern Festival, American Modern Ensemble

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Kathleen Supove

Pianist, concert presenter, commissioner,
founder – The Exploding Piano

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Gabor Takacs-Nagy

Conductor, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Founder of Takacs Quartet