Hans-Georg Kaiser

Hans-Georg Kaiser was born in Stuttgart in 1961. Whilst studying in Freiburg and Trossingen (musical pedagogy, violin and choral conducting), he was busy as a violinist and first met Petra Müllejans and Gottfried von der Goltz.

His increasing interest in music management led him to the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/BMG Classics label, where he was responsible for organising the Musik auf Schloss Kirchheim festival and for marketing special projects. He has been active for the musicians of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra since the summer of 1989, as Orchestra Manager for many years and now Managing Director.

He has initiated and implemented many important changes in this internationally successful orchestra during the 25 years that he has now been active: a professional management for the orchestra which grew rapidly from its student origins, sponsorship by the state of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Freiburg as a professional orchestra, worldwide tours and production – also with famous soloists and conductors, its own series of concerts at the Freiburg Concert Hall, Stuttgart’s Liederhalle and Berlin’s Philharmonie, as well as the extremely productive collaboration with the Harmonia mundi France label that has lasted many years.

As Managing Director of the Society of Friends of the Baden-Württemberg Ensemble Academy and the Foundation of the same name, Hans-Georg Kaiser was a major driving force behind completion of the new Ensemble House Freiburg project – the rehearsal house for the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the ensemble recherche, as well as the home of the Ensemble Academy Freiburg. He is also a member of the University Council of the prestigious Freiburg College of Music.