IMZ Academy Experts

Over the years many seasoned professionals and practitioners from the perfroming arts, filmmaking, distribution, broadcasting, streaming and media have followed the IMZ's invitation to join the IMZ Academy as expert speakers.
We thank them for their invaluable contribution and look forward to welcoming many more interesting experts for many more insightful IMZ Academies!



Peter Maniura

IMZ Academy Director + Head of Digital Development at BBC Music

Angela Alvarez Rilla

Cofounder + Executive Producer at Sintonia Media

Andy Barker

Video Editor at BBC

Sven Sören Beyer

Founder + Artistic Director at phase7 performing arts

Hervé Boissière

Founder + CEO at medici.tv

David Chalmers

Principal Technologist at BBC Scotland

David Collins

Director of External Affairs at Opera North

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

Christopher Hampson

CEO/Artistic Director at Scottish Ballet

Bernd Hellthaler

Managing Director at EuroArts Music International

David Holme

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

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

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

Franz Patay

CEO at VBW International

Nicholas Payne

General Director at Opera Europa

Chris Rogers

Digital Project Manager, LSO Discovery at London Symphony Orchestra

François Roussillon

Producer, Director + Writer at François Roussillon et Associés

Kriss Russman

EMMY-nominated, multi-camera Director + Filmmaker

Marieke Schroeder

Producer + Director at PARS Media

Elizabeth W. Scott

CEO at nRapt

Peter Stewart

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

Martin Traxl

Head of Culture Department at ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

Urban Ward

Communications Director at Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Jan Younghusband

Head of Music + Events Commissioning at BBC

Annina Zwettler

Programme Coordinator + New Media Manager at ARTE Germany

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