Die Top 5 Masterclasses Hamburgs 2020

6 May, 2020

The highlight of every study week is undoubtedly the regular masterclass on Friday afternoons when we welcome greats from the music industry. Our students benefit from expert knowledge through workshops, lectures, Q & As and lively discussions and thus gain deep insights into all areas of the industry.

The offer is colorful and diverse. Here is a small selection of the highlights:

Stephan Thanscheidt – CEO FKP Scorpio Concerts

Stephan is the main responsible managing director and head of festival booking at FKP Scorpio . He is responsible for the line-up of big festivals like the Hurricane , Southside , Deichbrand , Greenfield , Sziget and many more. He informed our students about programs and profiles of the respective festivals, musical diversity, future challenges, developments in relation to audience requirements, feasibility, logistics, budget planning, sponsorship and target group determination. The entire complexity of the company was worked out.

André Frahm – The personal connection to one’s own health: alignment, awareness, action

André is co-head of Michelle Records , DJ, drummer and has been in the music business for more than 20 years. He is also a yoga teacher and in this master class he made our students aware that body and mind and keeping them healthy are of fundamental importance in order to be able to stay creative. In addition, they learned some simple and very helpful exercises and yoga postures to solve acute problems in various parts of the body (e.g. shoulders, lower back, hips or hamstrings), to reduce stress and to recharge their batteries. This means that our students stay fit even on long, strenuous tours.

Björn Beneditz – artistic advisor to artists such as Deichkind and Fünf Sterne Deluxe

Björn is a spatial and media artist, musician (extra), performer and, since 2004, the artistic mastermind behind the spectacular live shows of the German hip-hop formation Deichkind . He was on the topic of: “Concert rituals and stagings” at our BIMM Institute Hamburg and gave our students insights into how to make stage performances new and exciting and answered the students’ questions in detail.

A little preview of who we will soon have as guests in our masterclasses:

Siad Rahman (Head Of A&R Warner Music Central Europe) & Gregor Stöckl (Head Of Marketing Warner Music)

Siad Rahman and Gregor Stöckl from our partner Warner Music Central Europe will be guests in the master class in May on the topic: “The best way to develop the modern artist – From discovery to sustainable development of an artist”. Siad and Gregor will do tricks and tips reveal how you can effectively build up artists in modern times, achieve consistent long-term success and which strategies have absolute priority for a major label today.

Christian Bass – Drummer from Heaven Shall Burn

Christian is already since 2013, the drummer of the German  metalcore – and  Melodic Death Metalband  Heaven Shall Burn , which in March with her latest album  Of Truth and Sacrifice  are one entered the German album charts at #. In addition, Christian is a vocational school teacher at the Oberstufenzentrum in Berlin and teaches German and media technology / media design. He will explain the advantages and disadvantages of online rehearsals to the students, introduce them to the business opportunities as a drummer, be available for questions and of course demonstrate his skills on the drums. We are very happy to have him as our guest!

Despite the current challenges we are all confronted with, we are still trying to offer a rich program of events. All masterclasses are currently held digitally and can be attended from home without any problems.

The students at the BIMM Institute are currently given the opportunity to take part in the master classes at the other BIMM colleges and benefit from expert knowledge.

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