IMZ Academy Experts

Over the years many seasoned professionals and practitioners from the performing arts, filmmaking, distribution, broadcasting, streaming and media have kindly made time to join the IMZ Academy as expert speakers.
We thank them for their invaluable contributions and look forward to welcoming many more interesting experts for many more insightful IMZ Academies!

Peter Maniura

Freelance Director + Digital Strategist, IMZ Academy Director

Nicolas Aboyneau

Head of Performing Arts, Director at France Télévisions

Angela Alvarez Rilla

Cofounder + Executive Producer at Sintonia Media

Andy Barker

Video Editor at BBC

Wolfgang Bergmann

Managing Director of ARTE Deutschland, Germany

Sven Sören Beyer

Founder + Artistic Director at phase7 performing arts

Hervé Boissière

Founder + CEO at

John Bridcut

Creative Director at Crux Productions

David Chalmers

Principal Technologist at BBC Scotland

David Collins

Director of External Affairs at Opera North

Yvonne Craven

Script Supervisor/ Tutor Film + Television training

Raphael Eckhart

Label Manager, Arthaus Musik

Arild Erikstad

Executive Producer at NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Eva Essvik

Audience + Business Developer at Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Måns Pär Fogelberg

Producer GSOplay at Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Tony Followell

Head of Media at Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Frank Gerdes

Head of Cultural Department at Servus TV

Dominic Gray

Projects Director at Opera North

Annastina Haapasaari

Project Manager Opera Beyond at Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Christopher Hampson

CEO/Artistic Director at Scottish Ballet

Miranda Harmer

Chair at Conservatoires UK Student Network

Bernd Hellthaler

Managing Director at EuroArts Music International

David Holme

Digital Media Consultant at Kilden Performing Arts Center and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Laetitia Huberti

Head of Editorial Strategy, Belgian Public Radio & Television

Katharina Jeschke

IMZ Secretary General + CEO of Content.Agent

Jo Johnson

Senior Marketing Manager for Digital Communications at London Symphony Orchestra

Robert Kamyk

Head of Music Programmes at Telewizja Polska

John Kieser

Executive Vice-President + Provost at New World Symphony

Agnieszka Klopocka

Project Leader of The Opera Platform at Polish National Opera

Johnny Laville

Digital Producer at BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Lanfranco Li Cauli

Marketing and Fundraising Director at Teatro alla Scala Milano

Becky Lees

Head of LSO Live at London Symphony Orchestra

Ross MacGibbon

Filmmaker, Producer and multi-camera Director of Music + Dance

Laura-Jane McRae

Director BBC Arts Digital at BBC Arts Digital

Kay Meseberg

Head of VR/360 at ARTE

Henk van der Meulen

Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague

Tobias Möller

Director of Marketing + Communications at Berliner Philharmoniker

Bruno Monsaingeon

TV Director and Violinist at Idéale Audience

Alex Olegnowicz

CEO at Symmetrica – Creative Technology Solutions

Lilli Paasikivi

Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Titusz Pan

Director ISCC Foundation, CEO Craft AG

Matt Parkin

Former Head of Digital at the Royal College of Music, London

Franz Patay

CEO at VBW International

Nicholas Payne

General Director at Opera Europa

Sebastian Posth

CEO of Posth Werk BV, Chairman of the Board of the ISCC Foundation

Yury Revich


Chris Rogers

Digital Project Manager, LSO Discovery at London Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Röder

CEO at Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute

François Roussillon

Producer, Director + Writer at François Roussillon et Associés

Kriss Russman

EMMY-nominated, multi-camera Director + Filmmaker

Diana Salazar

Director of Programmes at the Royal College of Music, London

Marieke Schroeder

Producer + Director at PARS Media

Frank Schulleri

Onboarding + User Experience Manager at Content.Agent

Elizabeth W. Scott

CEO at nRapt

Peter Sellars

Opera, theater + festival director

Daniel Simon

CTO digital images GmbH

Peter Stewart

Digital + Social Media Producer at BBC, Author of “The Live-Streaming Handbook”

Marlon Titre

Head of the Classical Department at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague

Martin Traxl

Head of Culture Department at ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

Graham Vick

Stage Director

Urban Ward

Communications Director at Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Widauer

Head of Digital Development at Vienna State Opera

Jan Younghusband

Head of Music + Events Commissioning at BBC

Martin Zimper

Head of Cast / Audiovisual Media at Design Department of the Zurich University of the Arts

Annina Zwettler

Programme Coordinator + New Media Manager at ARTE Germany


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