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Biography: Christian Gansch

Christian Gansch

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"You informed and motivated our top global client service partners and brought the meeting to a rousing close. Your performance sent clear messages that apply to our daily work across functions, industries, and borders."
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Grammy winner Christian Gansch, highly regarded internationally as a conductor, producer and consultant, was born in Austria in 1960. His book "From Solo to Symphony - What businesses can learn from orchestras" was published in 2006, and he is a keynote speaker of the highest calibre.

From 1981 to 1990 Christian was leader of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. He then moved into the music industry and produced over 190 CDs worldwide with artists such as Pierre Boulez, Claudio Abbado and Anna Netrebko. Winner of four Grammys, amongst many other international awards, Christian lectures in German and English.

During his time as a conductor Christian worked with the English BBC Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Russian National Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. He conducted Beethoven’s  9 symphonies with the Orchestra Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 2004 and gave his Proms debut at London's Royal Albert Hall.

As an opera conductor, he celebrated success in England with Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro." Christian was the recipient of multiple Record Academy Awards, for conductor in the category "Best Concerto Disc" for Beethoven’s five piano concertos, and as a producer for Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the Berlin Staatskapelle under the baton of Pierre Boulez.

"You said many of the right thingsand communicated these boldly, in fact so well that at the weekend I "lost myself" in several chapters of your book."
Torsten Daenert

With two distinct perspectives of the musical world, as a musician and as a manager, he has been able to create a unique coaching concept, which demonstrates the similarities between orchestras and company structures. Gansch compares these similarities and demonstrates what companies can learn from the complex structures in orchestras, which outwardly look like a perfect unit to the audience. Orchestras with their high potential for human conflicts, leadership issues and complex integrated communications are a perfect example of how to bring a huge variety of specialists and instruments together to form one integrated harmonious unit.

Since 2003 Gansch has worked as a consultant for a number of major companies with direct reference to communication and "orchestral consciousness". He has also published two books on this subject, "Vom Solo zur Sinfonie" and "Wer auftritt, muss spielen".

Speaking Topics

  •  The orchestral cross-department/cross-functional interaction: listen to each other and act together
  •  The triad of orchestral/corporate excellence: skills, craftsmanship, discipline
  •  Diversity: how 100 musicians or specialists, create unity and harmony
  •  Self-motivation requires information: conductors/leaders have to inform, convince and inspire the orchestra, otherwise musicians cannot motivate themselves
  •  The triad of leadership: awareness, decision, action
  •  Teamwork is not about equality but the inter-play of competences
  •  Real-time communication requires orchestral consciousness: openness, friction, reaction
  •  Routine is a standstill, "change" is our daily life, our destiny
  •  Values need to be of practical relevance and not verbal acrobatics

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