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Karajan Music Tech 2020

3rd April 2020


Re-watch the 2020 Karajan Music Tech conference streamed online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2020 Programme

Get ready for the technology-focused program full of innovation that Karajan Music Tech 2020 has in store.

Innovation Stage
The Creative Mindshift
Digital Artist Management – The time is now!
Innovation Stage
Creative AI & Science
Composing with AI
Innovation Stage
Creative AI & Science
Online Music Instruction in the Covid-19 Era
Innovation Stage
Creative AI & Science
How to Generate a Symphony
Innovation Stage
Creative AI & Science
Creative Collaboration with AI

2021 Speakers

We have gathered top musical figures to speak at our event.

Aleksey Igudesman
Music Traveler

Aleksey Igudesman is internationally known as a violinist, composer, conductor, actor and filmmaker. His numerous compositions are published by Universal Edition and are performed worldwide by soloists, ensembles and orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, often with Igudesman himself as solo violinist and conductor. Igudesman has written for and performed as a soloist on numerous movie soundtracks and has worked with Academy Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer on movies such as “Sherlock Holmes” which was nominated for an Oscar for best original score. In 2012, Igudesman. directed, produced and starred in the feature length mockumentary “Noseland”, featuring John Malkovich, Sir Roger Moore and Julian Rachlin. In recent years he was also directing other productions together with Hyung-ki Joo like ‘Breaking Beethoven’ or ‘Breaking Rachmaninoff’ staring artists like Billy Joel, John Malkovich or Yuja Wang.

Walter Werzowa

Walter Werzowa is an inventor of music, composer of number-one hits, music health entrepreneur, and tamer of Artificial Intelligences. A critically acclaimed composer and producer, he has worked on numerous movies by Schwarzenegger, Wenders, and Spielberg. He composed the Intel sound branding as well as that of T-Mobile. Walter has also finished Beethoven’s 10th symphony with the help of an AI. He had artistic collaborations with Robbie Williams and is the composer of the Austrian pop hit “Bring me Edelweiss.” Walter is the founder of HealthTunes, a non-profit that brings the power of music to the healthcare profession. He teaches film composition at Music University Vienna.

Matthias Röder
Karajan Institute

Dr. Matthias Röder is renowned as a music and technology strategist, holding a board member role at the Karajan Foundation, and being Managing Director at the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute. Additionally, he contributes as a board of trustees member for the Mozarteum Foundation. As a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Mindshift, he focuses on consultancy in creative leadership and innovation management. In 2017, he initiated the Karajan Music Tech Conference, an event dedicated to advancing cutting-edge technologies in the realms of music, media, and audio. Earlier, in 2013, he started the Classical Music Hack Day series. Alongside his wife, Seda Röder, he co-established the Sonophilia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering creativity, critical thinking, and their positive impacts on innovation, social well-being, and personal fulfillment. His work has earned him numerous awards, including the “Game Changer” Award from the Chamber of Commerce Salzburg. A respected speaker and educator, Dr. Röder has taught at institutions like Harvard University, the Change & Innovation Management Program at the University of St. Gall, and Salzburg University. He holds a PhD in music from Harvard University and is an alumnus of the Mozarteum University Salzburg.

Andreas Spechtler
Silicon Castles
Eva Wimmers
Native Waves
Martin Brem
Global Music Services Red Bull Media House
Andy Zmolek
Jovanka von Wilsdorf
Artist profiler / Songwriter @BMG Rights Management

Jovanka v. Wilsdorf, creative consultant, artist coach and musician, is the Initiator of the DIANA AI Song Contest and the Female* Producer Price, and gives forward-looking impulses to international careers as a public speaker.

Before signing with BMG as a songwriter and sub-publisher, Jovanka v. Wilsdorf toured Europe with her band QUARKS and released five albums on Sony Music and Monika Enterprise. She has played leading roles at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, written advertising copy for brands such as Edeka, Melitta, Adidas and Coca-Cola, and is the author of the book “Gequälte Brötchen,” published by Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf.

Thomas Foster
Christopher Widauer
Vienna State Opera
Tobias Debuch
Stiftung Mozarteum
Tim Renner
Tamara Kaminska
Music Export Poland
Tae Hong Park
New York University
Stéphane Boussuge
Sara Kaiser
Luxembourg Tech School
Ricardo Simian
3D Music Instruments
Peter Wouda
Volkswagen Group - Future Center Europe
Peter Maniura
IMZ Academy
Olaf Maninger
Berliner Philharmoniker
Nermina Mumic
Mike Breneis
Global Music Services Red Bull Media House
Michael S. Cuthbert
Maya Ackerman
Mark Gotham
Cornell University
Luciana Carvalho Se
Leonid Koslov
Kim Arazi
Katharina Jeschke

As Secretary General of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Katharina Jeschke is a curator, developer and host of music film festivals and competitions worldwide. She is also the programme developer of Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin, the international trade fair for cultural TV and VOD content. She also is the driving force of the IMZ Online Services and Content.Agent, an innovative new global B2B marketplace for film license trading.

Julia Rhee

Julia Rhee joined Sante Ventures as director in 2009 and founded Alpha Institutes, in 2008. In addition, she is the creator of The Chief Investment Officer Summit® conference series in partnership with CNBC Asia. Prior to Sante Ventures, she was with equity centric hedge fund division of Dominion fund management. Her entrepreneurial and creative career started at age 16 as a classical pianist in Vienna and later transitioned into the world of asset management and venture capital after her departure from the music industry. Julia earned her undergraduate degree from the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, and a postgraduate degree in Performing Arts from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique Paris, joint masters in business administration from Stern School of Business, HEC Paris and London School of Economics

Jeff Burton
Woodside Creek Ventures
Helen Meyer
Helen Meyer Innovation Consulting
Hannelore Guittet
Günter Loibl
REBEAT Innovation
Emmanuel Witzthum
Elisabeth Gutjahr
Mozarteum University
Elisabeth Fuchs
Philharmonie Salzburg
Eldbjörk Hemsing
Cynthia Liem
Clothilde Chalot
Clara Radunsky
Christof Haslauer
Native Waves
Chelsea Turowsky
Beatie Wolfe
Billy Andrews
The Dark Tenor
Bettina Zerza
Benita von Maltzahn
Volkswagen AG
Bas Grasmayer
Andy Woodford
Andy Dean
Ahmed Elgammal
Alessandro Baticci