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Peter Maniura

IMZ Academy Director, Project Director Classical Archive and Orchestras Digital Strategy at BBC Music

Currently working on a major project to open up the BBC’s archive of Classical Music, Peter Maniura has also launched two new online arts services for the BBC in the past few years. In 2014 he was the Launch Director of BBC Arts Online, the live and on demand service which aggregates the BBC's Arts coverage across all its services and works extensively with partner organisations in the British arts sector. In 2012 he was the Curator of the new BBC/Arts Council England digital online arts service "The Space" which promotes digital innovation and creativity across the art forms. Prior to this he was Head of Television Classical Music and Performance for the BBC from 1998-2012, and has pursued an extensive international career as a TV director and producer.

Lanfranco Li Cauli

Marketing and Fundraising Director at Teatro alla Scala Milano

Since 2016 Lanfranco Li Cauli has been Marketing and Fundraising Director at the Opera House Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Italy. The renowned opera house has quickly answered to digital needs by adopting strategies that have helped increase awareness and enhance brand recognition and presence worldwide. The marketing and communication strategy has been developed through a marketing mix approach, combining both traditional as well as digital communication tools. Lanfranco Li Cauli is responsible for the audience development strategies and the relationship with Partners and Sponsors. Until 2015, he had filled the same position at Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Italy.

Eva Essvik

Head of Business Development at Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Eva Essvik has been enjoying working as Audience and Business Developer for the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra ever since 2012: "New at work in 2012, I sat on the train and watched a concert with Christian Zacharias on GSOplay. I have always liked Piano Concerts. Sitting there I realised that saying I do or I don’t like classical music is like saying I do or I don’t like Italian food. There’s a variety from Parmesan to Tiramisu... Realizing that, I started to look at GSOplay as a menu for beginners and a great way for audience development. It’s an efficient way to find new audiences but also to please enthusiasts and share the moments with fans all over the world. Today GSOplay has 90 000 visitors each month and together with YouTube we have over 1,6 million views per year."

Mans Pär Fogelberg

Producer GSOplay at Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Mans Pär Fogelberg has started his career at the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra as Audience Development Manager in 2007. In 2012 he became Producer for GSOplay, Gothenburg Symphony. In this position he has initiated Gothenburg Symphony's filmed concerts at gsoplay.com, investigated what technology should be used, set up the workflow and trained in-house staff. Mans is in charge of overseeing the whole process from planning to publishing and also acts as vision mixer/producer when live/recording and editor of video and sound in post-production. Prior to this Mans was responsible for the start of the first YouTube channel for an orchestra in January 2008 and worked as scriptwriter, editor and item producer for different TV shows in the cultural and entertainment segment of Sweden's public service television.

Kriss Russman

EMMY-nominated, multi-camera Director and Filmmaker

Kriss Russman is an EMMY-nominated, Royal Television Society (RTS) award-winning documentary and multi-camera director specialising in classical music broadcasts and recordings. He has made over 30 documentaries and filmed over 100 performances of concerts, opera, ballet, theatre and jazz for the major broadcasters worldwide (including BBC, Channel 4, ZDF, ARTE, NHK, PBS, WNET, RAI, DR, SVT, Medici, Bravo). His company Twelfth Year Digital Media (TYDM) makes documentaries and music performance recordings for international distribution. It also provides facilities and staff to broadcast live multi-camera events and advises on the installation of remote-control camera systems for the streaming of symphonic music and opera. Furthermore, Kriss is also a conductor and composer.

Graham Vick

Stage Director

Graham Vick is the Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company and works in the world’s major opera houses with the world’s leading conductors: Muti, Levine, Haitink, Gergiev, Runnicles, Ozawa and Mehta. He was Director of Productions at Scottish Opera (1984-1987) and at Glyndebourne (1994-2000). His many awards include Italy’s Premio Abbiati seven times and he is a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His Wagner productions include Die Meistersinger in London, Parsifal in Paris, Tristan und Isolde in Berlin, and Der Ring in Lisbon and Palermo; Verdi: Macbeth & Otello at La Scala, Falstaff in London, Don Carlo in Paris, Rigoletto in Madrid, Barcelona, Palermo and Firenze; Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Salzburg Festival and Da Ponte trilogy at Glyndebourne and Mitridate in London and A Coruna. He directed the world premieres of Berio’s Outis at La Scala, Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht and Battistelli’s Wake in Birmingham, and Haas’s Morgen und Abend at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Forthcoming productions include Die Tote Stadt at La Scala, Don Giovanni in Rome, Semiramide at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and Pique Dame in Berlin.


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