of the German Music Council gGmbH with headquarters in Bonn

Stefan Piendl

Managing Director

Stefan Piendl has been the Managing Director since July 2018. He previously served in a voluntary capacity as a member of the Executive Committee of the German Music Council and the Supervisory Board of the gGmbH, as well as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the German Youth Orchestra. 

Jeanette Dornbusch-Gunst

Authorized Signatory, Head of Finance & Administration

Jeanette Dornbusch-Gunst has headed the Central Services department since July 2021 and is responsible for the finances and administration of Deutscher Musikrat gGmbH. She has served as an Authorized Signatory since January 2023. Her degree in Economics and Masters Degree in Business Administration shape her understanding of business administration as well as her passion for communication-focused industries. She previously worked in the tourism industry for more than 15 years, including five years as Managing Director of a public-municipal company in Rhineland-Palatinate.

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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.

The German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat e. V.) is the mouthpiece and initiator of music policy issues for its members.

The numerous advantages of a membership in the German Music Council e.V. compiled for you.

Under the menu item MEDIA you will find our press page with all the latest news, our press page with the press contacts and the publications.

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.

Music educators will find concepts and working materials for music lessons at the Podium Gegenwart's educational projects. Current developments in music policy and studies can be found in the "Music Education" section, as well as specialist articles on this topic at the German Music Information Center.

With the German Music Information Center, the German Music Council offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.