Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liedtke

Ulrike Liedtke, born in Weimar, studied musicology in Leipzig and received her doctorate there. She then worked at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin.

In 1991 she was the founding director of the Bundesmusikakademie Rheinsberg/Schlosstheater. Since then she has also held various teaching positions and has been a professor at the University of Potsdam since 2017.

In an honorary capacity, she serves as a Vice President in the German Music Council, a member of the music council’s Supervisory Board, President of the Brandenburg State Music Council, and Chair of the Conference of State Music Councils.

In 2015, Liedtke founded the German-Arab Children's Music Theater in Rheinsberg. She has pub-lished widely on New Music and 18th-century music, chaired the CD authors’ advisory board "Music in Germany 1950-2000," and is a juror in programs such as Landmusik, IMPULS, and NEUSTART KUL-TUR.

She is a recipient of the Federal Cross of Merit as well as the Art Prize of the State of Brandenburg.

Ulrike Liedtke has been a member of the Brandenburg state parliament since 2014 and President of the state parliament since 2019.

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Musicians can sing or play in the ensembles of the German Music Council, the Federal Youth Orchestra, the Federal Jazz Orchestra and the Federal Youth Choir, and take part in competitions. With four other projects in the area of promotion, the German Music Council supports young, highly talented musicians, conductors, composers and interpreters of contemporary music as well as pop musicians on their way to a professional musical life and builds a bridge between musicians, organizers and the public. In addition, the German Music Information Center (miz) offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.



The German Music Council is the sponsor of the competitions for children and young people: Jugend musiziert and Jugend jazzt, the competitions for professional musicians: the German Music Competition, the German Conducting Award (formerly the German Conducting Prize) and the German Choral Conducting Award, as well as the competitions for amateur musicians: theGerman Choir Competition and the German Orchestra Competition.

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Promoting young musicians in the ensemblesof the German Music Council also includes performing on stage in front of an audience. The project leaders are happy to accept requests for engagements. The German Music Competition concert promotion program arranges approximately 200 concerts a year for concert organizers and concert series.

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