Kevin Kleinmann - Arts Consultant (Paris)
A French citizen living in Paris, Kevin Kleinmann has devoted his entire professional career to working internationally within the music industry, having held senior positions at CBS Records/Sony (Vice President), Philips Classics (International Vice President), PolyGram Classique, France (Managing Director), Deutsche Grammophon (Interim President) and PolyGram/Universal Music International (Senior Vice President). In addition, he has been actively involved in the development of the postgraduate Master of Music & Arts Management programme at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he has been teaching since 1997. Between 2003 and 2014 he was the President of the Tureck Bach Research Institute founded by the renowned Bach scholar and pianist Rosalyn Tureck, with whom he worked very closely for many years. In addition, he is a regular guest lecturer in Music & Arts Management in the postgraduate programmes of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland and the Estonian Academy of Music in Tallinn, Estonia. He is regularly invited as a moderator and guest speaker at many forums and seminars, among them the International Music Council (IMC) conferences, the Financial Times Global Summits and the Centre de Cultura of the Universitat Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Centre Ernest Lluch in Barcelona, Spain. He is also an adviser and consultant in business development and marketing to many international arts institutions, foundations, orchestras and individual artists.